vendredi 25 juin 2010

# 2012 / Appetite for destruction

I just watched the movie 2012 and I have to say that this film left me puzzled. I don't really want to write to much about the fact that it is one of the rare movie in which the world actually ends (it is more frequent that it is saved at the very last second !) and that the moral of it is absolutely outrageous (rich Westerners celebrating their belonging to the saved elite triggering a genocide by omission...).
What makes me perplexed is the visual fascination that we can have for destruction. In 2001 we were drugged of images of the World Trade Center collapsing without being ever sated watching over and over the same videos of the planes crashing into the towers. What is this appetite for destruction that 2012 develops excessively? Is that a simple fascination for an unusual spectacle or is it more subtle and deeper than that? Wouldn't that be a self-destruction pulse, some self-censored revolutionary pyromaniac envies that pops-out more or less conscientiously?
In order to bring propositions to this question, we might want to allies Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx and Paul Virilio...maybe Slavoj Zizek did explored this problem...

to be continued.