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A Movie Review of Independence Day: Resurgence That Helps People Avoid Suffering

Part 1: Objective Movie Review of Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence is a stupendous action movie spectacle you might enjoy on beautiful Large Screen Format Theatre 3D (the first in Asia, powered by Christie) at SM Seaside City if:
  • You find beauty in buildings blowing up famously portrayed in the destruction scenes of David Fincher's Fight Club
  • You don't want to overthink movies because movies are supposed to be for escape
  • You despise the neurotic intellectualism of movies of Woody Allen
  •  You disagree with David Foster Wallace when he said that action movies are there to make you forget that you're alone in the world.
  • You enjoy seeing the level-headed drama-free treatment of crisis popularized in Ridley Scott's The Martian, a movie that makes no enemy of people but targets the common villain, which are climate change, inevitable death and/or aliens trying to make us their breakfast.
  • You enjoy Albert Camus' Absurdist philosophy when he said that humanity should not be killing each other because the better common enemy is a beast from outer space trying to mortally porcupine us to oblivion the way Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun was porcupined in Game of Thrones (Did he die? I won't answer so to not spoil you).

Part 2: Analysis of Independence Day: Resurgence That You Can Skip Reading Because This Is Only For People Who Appreciate The Connection of Things, such as People Characterized As ENFP by the myers briggs personality test

The screening of Independence Day: Resurgence at the gorgeous SM Seaside City Cinema in Cebu happened a few hours after we heard of the news that the star of Star Trek movie, Anton Yelchin, died of a car crash.

The model of the Chrysler car used by Anton was reported to be recalled because of product malfunction. The Chrysler Cars have a new technology not tested by time, so according to Nicholson Taleb, it might be still premature and has side effects unseen yet. 

This tech seems to be one of those things Taleb said can be avoided if we want to lengthen our lives or to avoid the tragedies that are highly unlikely to happen but when they happen, have the most terrifying damage.

Taleb also mentioned about supporting only the technology whose use has been tested for at least about 100 years, such as the pen, chair, notebook and shoes. If we avoid using new technology that's just released, say, last week, we can avoid iatrogenics or the exposure to things whose damage are hidden now and can only be seen later, such as the tragedy of the Thalidomide (click HERE for Thalidomide story) and Yelchin's death. 

And so it's safe to claim that the destruction of new cars and buildings and all the modern technology humans built in the movie Independence Day: Resurgence is a metaphor that there's a lot of technology today that we're better off without.

We arguably benefit more if we eject all this wasteful tech from the memory of the Earth the way Sansa wanted to wipe out the memory of the widely loathsome Game of Thrones villain, Ramsay Bolton, off the face of the Earth because he needs a level of psychotherapy and Eckhart Tolle's suffering-detachment training currently unavailable in Westeros.

Part 3: How To Avoid Suffering With Ideas From Independence Day: Resurgence

  1. Like buildings blowing up in the movie, get rid of new technology/products that media says are supposed to be good/pleasurable for you but whose deadly iatrogenic side effects only come later, such as eating carcinogenic burgers out of pure fun, cigarettes, multivitamins that harm you, and newest model of cars.
  2. Like the citizens in Independence Day: Resurgence who did not have a human enemy, make no enemy of humanity and you can do this by reading Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now because it's a book recommended by Oprah that I can attest will make you no longer attach to your ego, and ego might be the reason you can't stick to your diet, to your exercise, and why people keep cheating on their partners.
  3. Like the drama-free logical leaders in the movie, be more objective by boosting your emotional intelligence and it can be done by watching The School of Life videos that teach people psychoanalysis, literary wisdom from literary giants like Sigmund Freud and Marcel Proust, and practical non-nerd tricks to going through life without being an exquisitely cruel Ramsay Bolton. Hit Play Button on the image to view.

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