Opinion: Will Smith was both acting right and wrong at the same time at the Oscars…

Los Angeles Police Department statement: “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. “If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”” (Lois Beckett, 28.03.2022).

On the evening of the Oscars or the Academy Awards as Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Chris Rock was dropping a few jokes before he was giving out an Award on stage. He was able to anger and set acts in motion. Where he mocked Jada Pinkett Smith with a “Jada, can’t wait for G.I. Jane 2” pun and that triggered Will Smith. In such a fashion that he bitch-slapped Chris Rock directly on stage and said afterwards to him “keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth”. Before the comedian got back to his senses and continued his part of the Award ceremony.

We can understand the sentiment of Will Smith. It all makes sense that he defends the sickness and illness of his wife. However, he is a public figure and so is Jada Pinkett Smith. These are two figures who are in the public eye and who has their dirty laundry for the public consumption. They are even monetizing their affairs and “entanglements” in their home. Things that should be kept private, but instead is directly for entertainment.

This is why Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has decide how open and what sort of life they really wants to live. These two are very open in interviews. They are speaking of deep personal affairs and intimate details, which should be kept between the partners. That shouldn’t be broadcast for everyone to hear or see. However, that is what they do and the family should lucky that Rock didn’t come with an August joke of some sorts. Because, he could easily have dropped an entanglement pun of sorts.

In his acceptance speech after winning an award, Will Smith said this:

I know to do what we do, you gotta be able to take abuse, and you gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you gotta be able to have people disrespecting you and you gotta smile and you gotta pretend like that’s OK. But Richard Williams, and what I loved, thank you D. Denzel (Washington) said to me a few minutes ago, he said, “At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you.”” (Smith, 27.03.2022).

I got to say this… Smith is right in defending the honour of his wife, but wrong for acting upon it in front of the whole world to see. It is a juxtaposition where he could never win. That’s because of how the family has sorted out their life-style in public. Neither I nor anyone else knew that Jada Pinkett Smith had that illness. I had no clue. However, we do know about the Red Table Talks and the intimate interviews, which brings to much detail. Where again the dirty secrets and inner-works of their relations is left for public scrutiny.

That’s why the joke now is that Rock cannot come with a remark in public, but August Alsina can have an affair and later he wrote a song about it too. Just so the whole world knows how much he loved Jada while she was married to Will. I shouldn’t have to know about it, but I do, because this sort of thing was everywhere and Will was dunked on as well by anyone.

So, we know that he will defend the honour of his wife. However, the wife will not defend his honour. She capitalize on the affair and made Will look foolish. Jada just made the clip and it went viral. Became meme’s and the stories ever since has been about it. Where the interviews has turned to it and how Will regrets several of things as well. It is just like the yearly “I miss Tupac” from Jada too. Admitting that Will is clearly not to compare to the late rapper. Therefore, she has mocked him plenty of times and never saved the face of Will.

Now, Will being the man did it and stood tall. No matter how wrong or outrageous it was. He still defended her in the public. Just like all the messy stuff, which should have been behind closed doors. We shouldn’t have known all this, but they aired it out and now… you cannot put the lid on the jar anymore. It is already in the open and for the whole world to see.

Will Smith cannot be Jiggy and be private. His either one or the other. The same is to said about his wife. This is a life they have chosen. That’s why it’s easy to understand the sentiment, but at the same time not accepting the manner of which he displayed it. He could have spoken to Rock after and such. However, he couldn’t contain his anger and went all out. That is clear. The ego of him got to him. Which is a common trait among men. While Rock has the right of free speech about public figures too. So, this part comes with the territory and lives they are living too. It is not like they are in the caves, but living in the lime-light, enjoying the perks of stardom.

This is why yesterday is a reminder of how people clash. Not righteously, but as men. Instead of squashing it behind the scenes. Will Smith addressed for the whole world to see. He checked Rock. Some call that fine and other call it deplorable. That’s why this isn’t an easy one to call. Nevertheless, Smith should start to consider how things are playing out in the public. Because, their whole lives has been broadcast on their own free will and that is not looking good for him. Peace.

MPS – In Time

En film som imponerte meg over alle for inntatte forventinger. Filmen er produsert av Andrew Niccol(The Truman Show, Lord of War & The Terminal).

In Time er en Science-Fiction-Romantisk-Action film.

Sier ikke det ufattelig mye? Spesielt med tanke på at alt det der skal være innholdet i 109 minutter på lerretet.

Dette er en film hvor Justin Timberlake(The Social Network) som Will Salas, får mer av tid enn det han egentlig skulle fortjene. I en tid der alle slutte å eldes etter 25 år. Hvor etter dette all verdi går på tid. Myntenheten er tid. Når han får tid av en rik mann fra en annen sone. Så blir systemet ødelagt og Tidspassere kommer etter han. Det er i sin flukt han møter Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried(Red Riding Hood og Mamma Mia)). De kommer inn i forviklinger. I denne møter du en nær venn Borel(Johnny Galecki(Big Bang Theory)) som spiller en ærlig rolle.

Vil ikke fortelle så mye mer får å fortelle alt. Dette er en slags «moderne» Robin Hood film. For å være korrekt så ville «Bonnie & Clyde» være helt perfekt. Bare med tid som viktigste ingrediens og ikke penger.

Mye skjer og klisjeene og frampekene kommer. Likevel blir du ikke skuffet. Framtidsstilen er stilig. Tallene på armen(Se på film-posteren) virker troverdig på armen og systemet virker sabla kult. Det er kult å se en ny vri på både helte rollen(Will Salas) og anti-helt rollen (Sylvia Weis). Sikkert fordi Sylvia Weis er en sidekick som viser nye sider. Samtidig som hennes posisjon forandrer seg, å hun føler seg mer som menneske, enn en person lever uten virkelig å leve i en enorm rikdom. Med evig tid og ingenting å bruke det på!

Som sagt i begynnelsen denne filmen er god. Ikke at jeg tror dette er en noe Oscar eller Academy Awards, men den er underholdene og har alle kjekke elementer. Drømmer og samfunnskritikk. Slik som hva skal vi med all rikdom, hvis vi ikke vet hva vi kan gjøre med den eller er redd for å miste den med å gjøre en feil. Da er den ikke en verdi, men enorm byrde som ingen trenger eller kan holde.

Annen ting er viktigheten av å ta vare hverandre og ikke bli bundet til klassesamfunn hvor ingen kan kommer over visst nivå. Der du er plassert eller født inn og ikke har mulighet til å klare deg selv eller klatre opp. Selv om det ikke er selvsagt i dagens samfunn og ikke et helt sunt ideale. Fordi grådighet leder til det filmen kritisere.

Uansett, har du muligheten å stikke innom å få sett denne filmen, så anbefaler jeg dette. Det er god underholdning med som sagt: Science-Fiction-romantisk-action film!

Snurr film og Peace.

Filmens offisielle trailer:

In Time: Imdb informasjon

(MPS = Motion Picture Sh**)

 

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