Thursday, 20 September 2012

Zeitgeist (2007) - ★★★★★

Director: Peter Joseph
Writer: Peter Joseph

After watching Bill Maher's essentially anti-religion documentary 'Religulous' I told my friends that it was entertaining, funny and that it brings up valid points. One of them then asked if I'd seen Zeitgeist and told me that it was the most interesting documentary that I will ever see. He wasn't wrong.

Zeitgeist is controversial, intelligent and has a raw, amateurish feel about it. The documentary is split into three parts: i) Refuting religion. ii) The 9/11 conspiracy, essentially saying that the American Government was behind it all. iii) The rise of the power of banks and their stranglehold on the world.

The first part of the film aims to discredit religion, particularly taking aim at Christianity. It does this through showing all the 'hand-me-down' stories that were taken from ancient religions which are now part of the Christian belief. One way they did this is by comparing the Ancient Egyptian god of Horus to Jesus (there are unbelievable likenesses). There were many eye-opening and valid points that were made in this section of the video, which was the highlight of the documentary for me.

The second part aims to make the audience question the open and shut case that was 9/11. When I say 'open and shut,' I mean that a thorough investigation was not conducted and many loose ends were not tied. Once again this documentary gave a glimpse into many of the facts that the public weren't shown about the collapsing of the towers, in particular tower '7', which was not hit by a plane yet also collapsed. This film continued to intrigue me and ask questions.

Perhaps the most shocking and disturbing information in Zeitgeist for me was the way that the banks of America and around the world were presented. This film suggested that they were responsible for the US fighting in many wars, including WW1, WW2, Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan. It was very informative in regards to the history of the banks, and the suffering they caused the people during the depression back in early 20th century.

This is a well thought-out, plausible and unwaveringly interesting documentary. It has a long running time of nearly two hours, yet I was hooked from start to finish. I learnt many things that I would have otherwise been ignorant about, and I was compelled to start asking questions myself about religion, 9/11 and the control the banks have over the world. Although all the facts may not be correct, the arguments that are put forth are displayed clearly and effectively by the narrator. Everyone should see this film.

6 comments:

  1. ur a fucking idiot do your research before posting such shit!
    The first part of the film aims to discredit religion, particularly taking aim at Christianity. It does this through showing all the 'hand-me-down' stories that were taken from ancient religions which are now part of the Christian belief. One way they did this is by comparing the Ancient Egyptian god of Horus to Jesus (there are unbelievable likenesses). There were many eye-opening and valid points that were made in this section of the video, which was the highlight of the documentary for me.




    its a bunch of bullshit research horus for yourself he's not relate-able to jesus as at all!!!! spreading miss information

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    1. Whose is Miss Information and can she be shared with me?

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  2. http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/HORUS.htm
    now do some learning son

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    1. Ahahaaahaaahaaa! That, sir, was an entertaining bitch slap of cold hard truth.

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  3. OK, its a thought provoking well presented piece of propaganda. This can be said of any overly skewed documentary. It tells us precious little about the actual topic and volumes about the presenters. The views of the money producers must have greater impact then any opposing view; right or wrong. I get it; religion and government spread lies everywhere so you must educate yourself. Let's ask George Carlin, now that is funny but where are the other evidence; seriously people the sources mentioned in this film seem to quote from each other in circular fashion. How is this creditable, I kind of expected a cameo appearance by Giorgio Tsoukalos or David Icke. If you watch this documentary and accept all Zeitgeists facts at face value then you might adopt the strong belief that super intelligent aliens from outer space started our first civilizations.

    It's OK with me if you want to be anti-religious and frankly God likely does not care what any of us think. Your belief is yours to manage. Some people want to figure out the evil conspiracies that seem to plague our existence but your clear understanding of all this does not transform it into a truth. Indeed if you want to be trendy at parties, myth is a far better topic than truth because its so much more fun to speculate on conspiracies. I would have inserted a quote from Col. Nathan R. Jessup and ask him what he thinks about this subject; he would tell us that we don't really want to know the truth; deep down in places that we don't talk about at parties the fact is we can't handle the truth! How creditable is that? FYI Col. Nathan R. Jessup is a fictional character from a screenplay.

    Zeitgeist views are largely the result of too much utopian speculation, it simply must undermine conventional religions and social orders (God and Kings) to prepare us for the true future that we were meant to have. How sweet it is....

    This first part of these 3 episodes is probably the best part of the film because they use George Carlin to help us mix their palatable truths with their palatable fiction.

    We know for a fact that many ancient societies revered the Sun and nature and of course the Egyptians were the earliest known civilizations. However, the producers distort many of these truths in order to paint a picture that simply isn't true.

    I will give you just one example; about 12-13 mins into the film they claim that the background myth for God's Sun dying on the cross is recycled astrological material connecting patterns making the winter death of the Sun as it pauses for 3 days in the vicinity of the Crux.

    Death on the cross, wow what a curious breakthrough but the Crux is not in line with the northern view of the sun or any northern zodiacal constellation. The Sun passing near the Southern Cross is only fully viewed from the southern hemisphere and never from any Mediterranean countries as this movie seems to describe. Technically only one Crux star named Gamma Crucis can sometimes be seen at some northern latitudes. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians may have seen Gamma Crucis but not the other 4 southern stars that make the southern cross. Wiki will tell you that the Crux was first crudely documented in 1455 by navigator Alvise Cadamosto but historians generally credit João Faras and Pedro Álvares Cabral for being the first Europeans to depict the Crux correctly. So how was this obviously part of ancient Mediterranean myths? Because Zeitgeist says so; but what does the Pope say, what does Giorgio Tsoukalos or David Icke say? F*ck it lets skip all the conspiracies like 9/11 and the International Bankers, lets go back to the funny stuff like George Carlin; now that's entertainment.

    Zeitgeist is mostly BAD investigations and not really a documentary. Yet they speak of a need for self education, inconceivable! I would rather be unemployed in Greenland.

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