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Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Fifth Element

This movie is by far one of the greatest I have ever seen in my life.  It combines prophetic fantasy, furturistic technology, balls to the wall action, an all star cast, over the top flamboyancy and a grand sense of humor and best of all Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milia Jovavich.  I remember watching this when I was 7 and despite only being a kid and barely learning at the time I was able to follow this along.  It was one of the first movies in my life that I was able to make sense in my life.  Now that I am an adult I come to find that I am part of a small minority that actually makes sense of the movie despite it's positive ratings from critics and audiences alike.

The story goes like so:  There is an ancient evil that awakens and intends to destroy earth, in order to stop the  evil, there exists a superweapon in the form of 4 stones which represent the elements of earth and a sarcophagus containing a human like creature known as the fifth element.  Who by all standards is a supreme perfect being.  However the race of aliens guarding the weapon gets annihilated by Mangalore mercenaries and 5th reduced to a hand.  Not to worry since it's the future and they can bring it back.  Upon being brought back, it is revealed that 5th, now known as Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat is an adult woman (Jovavich), with the wisdom of the ancients and a naive child-like mind.  She breaks out of the rescue facility and falls into the cab of Korben Dallas (Willis.) the driver and former Major of the Special forces. Against his better judgment he risks his life and job to save her and drop her off at Vito Cornelius, a descendant of a long line of priests who were tasked with finding the stones and using the elements to save the world.  They all end up working together searching for the remaining stones.  All while running a foul of Zorg (Oldman) A corrupt businessman and second in command to Mr. Shadow the alias of the ancient evil, as well as the Mangalores who were pissed off by Zorg betraying them. 

Now for the fun part.  Could It Exist In Real Life?

Now like before I am not gonna state the obvious gadgetry such as improved guns, space ships and flying cars.

The first item of the day is the elements themselves. Now this concept does exist.  It has existed since the beginning of time.  We all know the whole story.  There are 4 elements and a mythological 5th one.  The four being Earth, Air, Fire and Water.  The 5th element has often been debated as two things.  The first and obvious comes from a medieval science concept called Aether.  Which in layman's terms is believed to be the stuff that fills the region of the universe.  Which makes sense in this movie since Leeloo is meant to save the universe and only one who is the center of the universe would have to be made of the universe itself.   The other is love.  I am not even joking, Leeloo is love personified.  So its quite obvious who she is.  Aphrodite, the Greek Godess of love.   So which one is it?  In my humble opinion it's both.  She saved the universe out of love and she is made of the universe so it makes sense that she is literally a goddess.

Now this is gonna sound confusing because I already covered it, but Could Leeloo Exist?  The difference though is I mentioned the metaphysical  side of her.  This one on the other hand is the scientifically physical side of her.  In her first official appearance in the mirror she was nothing more than a severed hand, before the doctors restored her.  Upon scanning her remains, they discover that she has multiple helixes rather than the traditional double helix commonly known with human DNA. This can exist in two ways.  1.  There are other creatures that have more or less chromosomes than us.  Cats have 24 while we have 23 for example.  2. Is more debatable and metaphysical but according to Wingmakers, there is a concept known as Light Body Development in which a human being's DNA can be converted from a 2 Helix to a 12 helix.  This was believed to give said humans supernatural powers.  Which begs the question.  Is Leeloo a Light Being? Since she does produce the Divine Light that is used to save the universe.

The next one is the method in her recreation.  I discovered this one by accident, but the way it goes is that they scan her body and then using raw materials to recreated it layer by layer.   This can exist. In May 22, 2013 Nasa and Cornell College created a machine based on the 3D printer.  Only instead of recreating lost structures with it, they came up with a new thing: Creating food.  Using Raw materials and ingredients these scientists have discovered a way of recreating food layer by layer in the exact same fashion Leeloo was created.  Sooner or later humans will be the next step.

Last but not least is the planet the big quest started on. Fholston Paradise.  A big planet covered in nothing but water, being cruised upon by a big space yacht.  This can exist as well.  According to CfA.  Astronomers discovered a planet they dubbed as a Super Earth due to it's enormous size compared to our earth.  While it's too hot to sustain any life, odds are people are gonna find a way to use it as THE intergalactic vacation spot.  Just don't expect a cross dressing Chris Tucker to show up.  And this planet? 90% Water.

As usual, debate, argue and let me know what I missed.  Stay Tuned For More.

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