I just saw this movie last night and loved it! I found it funny, insightful, tender and thought provoking. I’d never seen a zombie film before although while being a participant in a stage hypnosis at one of my hypnosis meetings, I won best zombie walker 🙂
I was telling my friend about this movie today, talking about the plot that centers around a young male zombie falling for a human young woman and it bringing him back to life. She remarked that she didn’t like the message that so many Hollywood movies give us that leads us to believe that we can “fix” someone we care for, “change” them, thus leading us into unhealthy relationships. I understood, as I, too, have found myself in that unhealthy relationship pattern in the past.
But this movie wasn’t telling that tale. To me, the message of the film was that the fearless act of the young male zombie reaching past his limitations, conditioning and circumstances, to love and protect a human woman, rather than eat her, not only transformed him but it transferred to the entire zombie population.
(The movie description and the trailer allude to this, so I’m not spoiling the film for you)
I feel that this is the process we are in right now, to rise above our conditioning, our habits, our limiting beliefs, reach out to others and in that act, we are raising up humanity. Much has been said about the 100th Monkey phenomena, whereby once 100 monkeys on an island learned something new, monkeys on other islands started doing that action as well. When enough of us reach past our fears, open our hearts and minds, to connect with another, it begins to break that wall down for all of humanity.
I believe that it will bring us all back to love, back to the light, back to our divinity, back to our true natures.