Again, another blog entry that I fully intended to publish, but never quite got around to doing. Having a lot of ideas for future blog entries (near future, not necessarily distant future), I thought it best to clear some space here, and so that is what I am doing. Here is a review of the movie Monster, starring Charlize Theron, one of the most talented and beautiful actresses of our time, although she looked decidedly unattractive for this role (purposely):
I kind of stumbled on this movie, but was glad that I did!
Charlize Theron plays the role of Aileen Muenos, a rare female serial killer.
Now, Charlize Theron is one of the most, if not perhaps even the most, beautiful actress out there! But in this movie, she certainly made no effort to try and be beautiful or sexy. In fact, frankly, she looks rather ugly, and unrecognizable!
The first instance of her killing, if the movie had the events right, then it seemed pretty justified, since it really was an act of self-defense. That guy was a sick son of a bitch, who wanted to make a point of hurting her enough so that she would remember it. Some people really are sick, and when she found her opportunity to fight back, she did so. It happened to be with a gun, and she killed him.
Having read some comments at the bottom of the Youtube page where I found and watched the movie, it was a reminder of why I make a point of usually not reading comments. With the anonymity of the internet, people feel completely free to voice their opinion without reservation, and they do not hold anything back.
And what you get is some asshole spouting his mouth off. One guy said that this woman was a worthless piece of shit, which seemed such a ridiculous thing to say. I wonder if that guy (I'm assuming it's a guy, since he had a male name) would feel the same way if he had been thrust in the position that too many women are, with a much physically stronger man forcing himself on them. Let's say, if this guy somehow got a taste of the inside of a jail, and had to deal with him, would he still be so unforgiving of a woman who, at least with the first killing, seems likely to truly have killed for the self-defense?
Overall, though, a solid movie that is entertaining, but also thought-provoking at the same time. A sad story, really. Her life was one one episode of humiliation degradation, and pain, after another. She built a steady hatred for men, which seems understandable, since the only men that she ever knew were abusive and out to hurt her.