Without free will, guilt is meaningless. IE
is a very 'guilt culture' movie, imo.
Without guilt, there can be no redemption.
Redemption seems to me to be one of the Big Themes in IE
**I think, and have right along, that it is a mistake to paint The Phantom
as a melodramatic villain. DL
parodies these, like Bob
, in TP
, or Bobby Peru
, in WAH
. I don't think he really gets behind them as villains, just sees them as very
banal facades for true evil, which might be how we mistreat each other or whatever.
He has acts, e.g. murder, for which to atone, as do most of the characters in this sordid fable. He is shown as trying to 'get in', to make things right. He is clearly shown, in his guise as Kremp
, to be relieved and ecstatic when Nikki
shoots him in the end. ( BTW, is that not merely the muzzle-blast to be expected when one shoots off an automatic pistol in a dimly-lit, enclosed space, rather than a 'gun that shoots light'? I'll be on the look-out next time around.)
He is ' filled with golden light' which is released upon his death.
We don't know that LG
has bad luck, after buying the watch, do we?
She states that things are already going badly in her life. True, the others at the party seem apprehensive, but maybe they are as ignorant of the underlying motives as we.
***Someone has to be wearing the watch 'to see'. Seeing is , probably, supposed to help with the release of LG
and the ending of the curse.
Where did Sue
get the watch? We just see it laying there when she first uses it after her instructions as to how to do so.
I want this to be the same watch taken from the dead, mustachioed man. ( I want it to be a 'cursed object', like those in Friday the 13th, the Series
or The Lost Room
or The Robe
) Perhaps, it's just a similar object.
It would fit in neatly if the gun were the same used in the murder of the mustachioed man. Here, it seems to be so.
Now, what is the origin of the silk object, the one through which you have to look? I have always seen it as a kerchef, but my better half thinks maybe a negligee or some other article of a woman's intimate apparel. Hunh.