Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Beneath The Surface

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an incredible indie thriller focused on a mysterious body that explores one simple goal. What the cause of death for Jane Doe?

She appears in the ground of a renovated basement after the mass murder of the home's family. Her identity and origin are a complete mystery, almost as if she appeared out of nowhere.

It becomes the responsibility of of father-son team Coroner Tommy Tilden and Medical Technician Austin Tilden to solve the case. What begins as a typical autopsy becomes a full investigation. Her body holds all the clues to her identity, her age, and her connection to the mass murder. Ironically, the one thing they do not find is cause of death.

Jane Doe is a medical mystery. Her skin is perfect and impervious to injury. Her figure is appealing. Her face is beautiful. This perfect exterior is the complication that makes the cause of death so difficult to find. Meanwhile, her insides are destroyed with stabs, burns, and poison. The interior and the exterior do not match.

1Samuel 16:7 says, “...Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (NLT) 

The deeper the Tildens dig, the more they discover. However, the key to solving the case lies beyond the physical realm into the spiritual. Her exterior shows flawlessness, her interior shows signs of extreme suffering, and her spiritual interior shows something far more sinister. Her spiritual interior is the truest form.

Who is Jane Doe?

How did she die?

What is her truest form?

What is her connection to the mass murder?

The Autopsy of Jane Doe has one of the most incredible twist endings I have ever seen.

Don't miss out on this incredible film.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) A Vain Attempt for Immortality

Genesis 3:19 says, "...For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return." (NLT)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is no mere safe haven for children with special abilities. It is the only place in which they can survive due to the dangers that lurk outside that home. These monsters seek to absorb their power and live forever by killing them and eating their eyes. It evil, morbid, and nauseating.

A small army of powerful, cannibalistic monsters hardly seems fair against a small group of innocent children. In order to survive this terrifying threat, they hide in a time loop, stuck in the same place and same time every day for eternity. If they leave the loop, their age catches up with them and they turn to dust. These children have found their own way to live forever, but it is not their original intention. All they want is to survive.

They survive, but do they live?

What good is surviving without live a fulfilling, satisfying, and purposeful life?

What good is a special ability if it is not contributed to making a better world?

1 Peter 4:10 says, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." (NLT)

There can only be one way to break the vicious cycle: to face their fears, come out of hiding, and fight the threat before the great evil achieves its dark purpose. Because of their special abilities, they are capable of standing up these powerful beings. Their success relies on teamwork and thinking outside the box.

Is it enough? Do they win? Can they break their loop and find a new way to live?

Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." (NLT)

There is only one way to achieve immortality. It is immortality of the soul through the blood of Jesus Christ. Survival of the body does not matter, because of the promise of salvation. The soul can live even after death of the body. Through salvation, we should not fear death. Through salvation, we can freely explore our purpose. Through salvation, we are forgiven of our sins.