Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fear... Facing and Fighting It

"In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight.  Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power... Green Lantern's LIGHT!"  -Green Lantern Oath

Hey readers, this is Chris, and let me tell you what I have to say.  We all have fear.  On one hand, this emotion makes us human.  On the other hand, fear can sometimes cripple us from doing something or even worse.  I recently re-watched the Green Lantern movie, because my mom never saw it, and I though it was a good movie.  As I watched the movie, I saw a general theme around it, which was fear.  WARNING:  there might be spoilers, so stop reading now if you haven't seen the movie yet.  In the beginning, Hal Jordan (being played by Ryan Reynolds) said that his job (pilot) requires him to not have fear.  As he gains the power of the Green Lantern, Sinestro states that he's fearless, that fear will cripple Hal in battle and get him killed.  As the movie continues, Hal admits to his fear; thus, making him stronger.  Parallax is the main villain, and his feeds off his enemies' fear.  That's all I am saying about this without spoiling the ending (there's a clip that'll do that for me).

From this movie, I was able to see that being fearless doesn't mean you have courage.  If Sinestro had courage, he would've been able to defeat Parallax.  In fact, if Sinestro had courage, he would not have come up with the idea to make the Yellow Ring.  If you're not into the Green Lantern comics, the Yellow energy is the power of fear.  Conversely, the Green energy is of willpower.  I understand the idea of fighting fire with fire, or in this case fighting fear with fear, but in retrospect it doesn't work.  The only thing it does is create a larger amount of fear.  Hal had the willpower to admit to his fear and had the willpower to fight his fears.  Admitting to your fears can make you stronger, and if you want to face and fight your fears, you need to have the willpower to do it.

I just want to thank everyone who has read my blog.  Whether you're a first time reader or a fan of my blog, thank you for reading.  I can say that this blog has 400 pageviews.  For me, I did not expect that number this year.  Keep on reading and make sure to spread the word about it.  With that said, I'm Chris, and that's what I have to say!

Green Lantern © Martin Campbell & Warner Bros. Pictures, 2011

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