- Oct 21, 2019
After seeing the picture in SPOTM on VC, I really want to see it! Can I PM you & ask for the details? You can include spoilers, it doesn’t spoil a movie for me lol, I like knowing honestly because then I feel like I know what to look for (and can watch for symbolism). It sounds like it’s worth the watch? I loved Get Out & Us...So I splurged on a deal to see the movie Antebellum that came out just recently (either September or August 2020).
Even before I watched it, I noticed that the main poster I saw advertising it had a frightened looking woman with a butterfly plastered across her mouth. I wondered how this fit in with the stated theme of the movie. It does (keeping people quiet about certain subjects) but you'd miss it if you're not paying attention. I paid attention because how VC often points out that butterflies in pop culture are often a reference to mind control.
The actual content of the movie is not new, and in fact strongly reminded me of a book (Kindred) by Octavia Butler, without the science fiction/supernatural elements. The reason it warrants a mention on this site is for anyone who has read all of "Tranceformation of America." That is about a woman who explains how she (and later her daughter) was systematically abused by elites for para-governmental purposes. One section talks about rich and powerful folks hunted humans in their personal forests/open space areas/hunting grounds. She even implicates the unseen areas of Disneyland/World as a place where a lot of bizarre and gut clenching activities occur.
After watching Antebellum, I realized I had seen a few other mainstream movies where rich people make strange uses of their personal land, like with The Village (M. Night Shyamalan), The Hunt, and even The Game.
Anyone else see this?