Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter” films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer. (c) Radius-TWC via Rotten Tomatoes
This is a synchronistic movie for me which aligns with stuff I’ve been going over in my head. Very soul based themes in this movie. The story revolves around the love of two,young people that seem to be true love or soul mates. The girl is murdered and the guy is accused of doing the deed. He is torn apart by the loss as the entire hellish town turns against him.
The young guy in love represents an honest soul. Someone who lives honestly by baring his soul to the world. He is naive and thinks the best of people, or sees them as they present themselves. As the town turns on him, blaming him for the murder of his true love, he is forced to face evil. There is plenty of evidence that shows him to be innocent, but the town is propelled by selfish greed to sacrifice him for their own benefit.
The esoteric theme is the depiction of life on A dysfunctional Earth for a naive, honest soul walking around egoless. It portrays how a person who is loving, when living according to his true self, can be persecuted to such an extent, people bring out energy of righteous indignation which is seen as the devil.
He is not using an ego to protect himself. He is confused about the absolute uncaring nature of everyone in his life. Then, one day he wakes up with horns protruding from his forehead. These horns provoke bizarre behavior from people he interacts with. They see the horns but don’t act surprised and are compelled to reveal what is honestly on their minds before him. Almost as if the young guy was harbor in the spirit of an archangel who compels people to speak truth. Except the truth is so vile that the towns people seem like the inhabitants of sodom or Gomorrah. And because of this, he is seen as a devil – he brings out the worst in them – their honest selves.
This goes with the idea of you get what you give. Or you receive a vibrational match to your energy. The town people were liars and betrayers of souls. So they were forced to face their demons through the innocent who was made to look as a devil. But, in hell, a place where people lie to themselves and other souls, causing suffering without remorse, an angel appears as a demon. The angel matches their energy, very negative energy, so they can experience consequences to their actions.
So the innocent who was falsely accused gets the answer he seeks to the question that torments his soul – who killed his true love? And serves justice to the murderer the only way a pure soul can – by exposing himself to pain and suffering until he acts in defense. Or by providing the negative soul with every opportunity to do what is right, and when attacked as the negative being refuses to do the right thing, lashes out in defense. Justice is served as the killer is killed.
The moral is that life on Earth can be a hellish experience for unaware people who walk around baring their souls. The solution for some is to cover the soul with an ego, but If you stay true, things work out in the end. As long as no value is placed on the body. The body is only for communication with other souls on Earth.
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (C) Warner Bros via Rotten Tomatoes
I love science fiction. I could also say I devour science fiction. So in the epic sci-fi sense, this movie had the effects and galactic repercussions, with Earth at the center of the story. It held its own as a sci-fi story, but also had illustrations of the same ideas I write about here. It had cannibalism, soul mates, passion directed by the soul, follow your heart and don’t betray yourself stuff, negative beings who feed off Earth energy, re-incarnation, etc. But the most captivating part for me is the overall story of two people, who seem to be soul mates, baring their souls and risking their lives in a world filled with soulless cruelty.
Jupiter is apparently the re-incarnation of a mortal, but very long-lived dynasty. They can track the re-incarnation of a soul (consciousness) via DNA because the blueprint is particular to a specific consciousness. The fight is over ownership of Earth and her part is to be used by her children from the previous life as they fight over the royal title to Earth. She is key to that. Jupiter doesn’t remember her previous life at all, but finds herself among predators manipulating her as if she were still that person. In the midst of the battle for her capture, is a hunter who ends up helping her. This hunter is someone she is strongly attracted to, is beneath her royal status, and whom she bares her heart to. This is the soul mate story.
The antagonists in this story are thousands of years old. They harvest people from planets in order to use their energy to extend the lives of their bodies. They cannot provide life extension themselves because they have long since detached themselves from their source of life – their souls. They act like soulless beings and accurately display in the movie, the dead look in their eyes. So they harvest people from Earth in order to extract energy from them while they are in organic form. This energy is the energy related to the connection between soul and body. This is the literal representation of cannibalism.
The hero of the movie, the hunter, used to being treated as a slave cast has a shield around his emotions so he can function in this abhorrent society. Jupiter’s open heart touches his and he eventually allows himself to accept the affections of a royal class member. This requires a sense of self-worth on his part. He could have continued to deny himself a relationship with her, thereby denying his heart and eventually becoming soulless himself, but he didn’t. This is, in part because Jupiter continued to show him her love even as he denied his. This is the soul mate, follow your heart stuff. The movie showed those following their heart, their passion as being the winners.
I also like the representation of the idea that people lose their form and come back. That soul mates recognize eachother, even without knowing why, that following your heart leads to a life of joy, that even when seemingly outnumbered and all is lost, things still work out in the end. Even though there is a very negative, abhorrent aspect to this story, the walk away feeling is very positive.