Saturday, February 21, 2009
Hollywood's Satanic Agenda (2): Sunshine
While 2007's Sunshine is not a Hollywood film, it was distributed in the US by Fox Searchlight Pictures and it fits the pattern we are looking at. The plot of Sunshine: the sun is dying and a team of astronauts is sent to restart it with a bomb.
As we've covered before, the poster exhibits the common trend of a character with only one eye visible. This is indicative of the Odinic hero.
There are two spacecrafts in Sunshine, the Icarus 1, and Icarus 2. This is a telling name and reveals the nature of this film. In ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was imprisoned on the island of Crete by King Minos, a judge of the dead in Hades. Icarus attempted to escape by fashioning himself a set of wings out of feathers and wax. However, he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, hence his fall.
In Sunshine, this becomes standard Gnostic fare: God (King Minos) is again the tyrant who has imprisoned mankind in the material world. Man's purpose, through Gnosis and technology, is to escape this corporeal prison.
More to the point, Sunshine is the telling of the end of the old age and Man's creation of the New Age, without God. The director, Danny Boyle, has himself described the sun as a godly personality in the film.
Early on, we see Robert Capa, the ship's physicist, sending a message home. He says, "I hope you're proud of your son... saving mankind, and so on." And as you can see above, this is a reflection, the words are reversed. Everything is backwards. Here man is the savior of humanity, not Jesus Christ; this is the Gnostic/Luciferian reversal.
Cassie, the ship's pilot, tells Capa, "We're going to die out here. I know it... so do you." The crew may not want to admit it, but they know this is a suicide mission. They are giving/sacrificing their lives for humanity. They are the saviors.
On board the Icarus 2 are 8 multicultural astronauts sent to save mankind. Their mission is to deliver a theoretical payload to restart the dying sun--the dying god of humanism. This is man as the creator of the New Age.
A kink in the plan develops when a distress call from Icarus 1 is discovered. It was previously thought that the initial mission had been destroyed. They rendezvous with the Icarus 1 and find it full of dust. One of the crew members reminds us that "80% of all dust is human skin."
This, as we shall see, is an allusion to Genesis 3:19, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
It is aboard the Icarus 1 that we meet the film's villain, Captain Pinbacker. He is the one who sabotaged the first mission because, "It was not our place to challenge God."
Pinbacker, the antagonist, is the film's insane monster and obligatory religious nut. As the crew watches a recording, he says, "All our science, all our hopes and dreams are foolish in defense of this. We are dust, nothing more. And to this dust we will return."
Immediately after Pinbacker's message, one of the crewmembers asks, "Did anyone make sense of that?" Of course not; they're not supposed to. He's the crazy fundamentalist.
In order for the crewmembers to move from ship to ship or leave the Icarus, they must wear space suits plated with gold. This gold armor is protection from the harmful power of the sun. But it is more than that; it is a symbol of man's wealth, and not just financial wealth, but technological and intellectual wealth as well--the kinds of wealth that enable man to become gods.
Little does the crew know, but the crazy fundamentalist has followed them back onto their ship and he attempts to sabotage their mission too. Pinbacker later says that he talked to God for seven years, and that he was told to send everyone to Hell.
After a scuffle, Capa manages to release the payload.
Then we see a cube tumbling toward the sun. A cube is a symbol of divine man.
The payload ignites and Capa is sacrificed for humanity.
Then, back on a freezing Earth, we see the dawn of a New Age. The mission has succeeded and we see light return, crossing the frozen plain of existence where Capa's family plays near a Stonehenge-like structure.
One could also consider this a Christmas film, as the pagan Christmas ritual has nothing to do with Jesus Christ and everything to do with the celebrating of the dying sun/age, and the birth of the new sun/age wherein man is the new "god" and the creator of his own reality.
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