The Spirit of the Age

4 12 2008

A couple of months ago a new movie was released with the title “Zeitgeist: Addendum”. This movie is actually the sequel of a previous one called “Zeitgeist: the movie”, which was released in 2007. None of these movies have been shown in theaters, so don’t be surprised if they don’t ring a bell. Despite their low popularity levels, both films are extremely interesting. They may not be blockbusters, but they certainly are mythbusters, so, if you are committed to finding out the truth about such issues as christianity’s origins, the 9/11 attacks, and the powers that run the world behind the scenes, then these movies are for you.

You can watch both of them here (By the way, in case you don’t know, Zeitgeist, pronounced tsaitgaist, is a German word meaning “spirit of the age”, Zeit=time, Geist=spirit).

Let me finish by quickly commenting a few issues regarding these films: I think the first one (Zeitgeist: the movie) is a masterpiece. If you go past the first few minutes, in which you just hear a voice saying some supposedly profound philosophical ideas (actually this was added a posteriori, after the film had already been released), the rest of the movie is really fascinating. Even though the issues are dealt with only superficially, all the important points are laid out in a clear and concise manner, and the movie website also contains a section with all the source materials where you can go to expand your knowledge.

Like its predecessor, “Zeitgeist: addendum” is divided in three parts: the first is an expansion of part-3 of the previous movie; the second is in my opinion the best and deals with modern-day imperialism; whereas the third and last is in my view the weakest, even though it poses some thought-provoking questions which make it worth the watch.






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