Last night we watched the movie: The Island. It’s a Orwelian-themed science fiction movie about the ethical practice of harvesting humans for the sake of organ donation. The social, political, religious, and humanitarian topics that could be discussed based on this film are probably endless. It was still a Hollywood movie though – and still based on over-active imaginations – and still full of ridiculous chase scenes where characters survive dramatic feats that would even take down the biggest baddest superhero known to man! There are the “dangling participles” – you know, things like, “Well why did they stop tracking HER all of a sudden??!?!?”
However – what was refreshingly enjoyable about this movie is that there was NO CUSSING! NO Nudity! No sex scenes! We decided to try out the online movie rental website called Clean Films. I don’t even know what was edited out because, while I have seen the movie before, I didn’t really remember any details. I could tell where a few curse words had been edited out – but it wasn’t a big deal – they just replaced them with non-offensive words like “mess” instead of …well…you know what I mean, I don’t have to elaborate!!
Clean Films is based in Utah and a quick search on Google will leave you wondering how closely tied in they are to the Church of Latter Day Saints. I do not know if my money is going to promote the cult of Mormonism or not. But even if it is, I’m not sure that would bother me too much. They do not rewrite the movies -they just edit them. It was just so nice to be able to watch a movie with my husband w/o having to be annoyed with the language or have to fast forward through the nudity/sex scenes.