Something different.. yet appropriately on theme..
Is it possible that people who really hate the end of Lost feel this way because they themselves are somehow "lost" in their own lives?
I remember how Lost made me feel a little more connected when I was somewhat lost in my little journey on this planet. It posed the big questions that both excited and scared me:
Why are we here and what does it all mean?
Is there redemption for me now that I realise all the wrong things I've done in my life?
Do I get a second chance to make something of myself as a person?
Will I ever find someone as f&^%ed up as me to start a family and grow old with.. and is that what I really want?
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Theory on why some people don't like the end of Lost by JC
10/30/2013 10:42:00 pm
Something different.. yet appropriately on theme..
Why did Jack have to die? Because he also had to become the new smoke monster… by jc
9/16/2013 08:13:00 am
After re-watching the final season again I realised something about Jack's death.
The question i kept asking was "but WHY did Jack HAVE to die?". It all seemed a little pointless and mean-spirited for such an important character who had traversed such a vast gulf of personal realisation. We've seen characters get stitched back together after apparently worse injuries (and in more unlikely circumstances), so why couldn't Jack, the show's hero, be saved this time and live to protect the island?
Apart from the producers' stated intention to finish the show in an overtly circular way by ending on the closing of the eye, there's a great deal more value in this plot feature, especially when trying to understand the "rules" and "mythology" of LOST and how these elements play together in defining the story/plot structures.
Let's start with the premise that prior to the twins (Jacob & MIB) arriving on the island, the good and bad personifications of the island existed in balance, within the one person, Mother. This is evidenced by the apparently monster-scale damage wrought when MIB shows Mother how close he was to leaving the island.
Loose frames by Rafa
9/12/2013 12:43:00 pm
One of the biggest criticisms of Lost is that many mysteries were left unsolved and his final season was not up to the rest of the series. However, I think that most questions were answered, but there were some (numbers, light on the island) that his resolution was somehow ambiguous, leaving everything to the viewer's interpretation. For me, the greatest failure was the late inclusion of Jacob and the Man in Black in the series, two characters of vital importance in the conclusion of the series, so prompting in the sixth season proves inconsistent with the rest of the series. Personally, I think that they don’t have to change anything in the series, as I consider it generally bright and most frames are beautifully composed. But I will discuss possible scenes that could have appeared throughout the series to give all a greater sense and would resolve some issues more enlightening.
The mystery of the cave and light is very poor and improvised; it doesn’t make sense that the real important place of the island (which explains most miracles) makes his first appearance when there’s only four chapters left to conclude. The famous phrase 'I saw the heart of the island and it was beautiful' of Locke seems to refer to it, but we'll never know for sure. Therefore, in the 1x04 (Walkabout), it would have been really interesting that Locke followed the Black Smoke, which would guide him to the cave with the light. The viewers wouldn’t see the face of the cave, only the strong light that would be reflected in Locke's face. It would be remembered as a mystery of the island ... That we wouldn’t see again until the controversial 'Across the sea'. It’s a detail that the fans would have liked and that would give an aura of mystery to the light source since the origins of the series.
The Island is..... by Steve
7/18/2013 06:35:00 pm
First of all I have to say the Island was a PHYSICALLY REAL place that existed in the physical realm we call planet earth, However the light at the centre of the Island(The Source) is the umbilical between the physical and the metaphysical.
The Source is the point where life originated, This energy is what gives us life, Without this energy life would cease to exist and the dead would no longer have the ability to "move on", They would have no place to go other than "Hell", Just as the Glyphs on the timer hinted at during a system failure, and Hurley in "Ab Aeterno" stated to Richard "If we don't stop the man in black. todos nos vamos al infierno(We all go to hell).
The concept of "moving on" was intentionally left up to our own interpretation depending on personal beliefs. I believe the writers intention was that these people(Or at least their souls) have existed before within another human body.
Simple Theory by driveshaft81
5/13/2013 07:20:00 pm
1.They all died in Oceanic 815
2.This island was a purgatory where desmond hume and various others were stuck from beginning.
3.Both jacob and the black smoke thing were the right and the wrong path respectively,they had to choose one to follow.
4.They chose to follow jacob's path and killed the black smoke and finally realised in the end that they all died in the crash (at jack's father's funeral).
5.this show clearly indicates that this world is an illusion and souls and a form of energy which is depicted by the light at the centre of island
6.this light indicates a group of souls which interact with each other in various lives as shown here in form of time travel or parallel universeetc
7.In whole series each character happen to be passing each other unaware of connction that exist between them
8.Finally they realised this bond and were reunited with each other.THIS IS THE STATE OF NIRVANA(ie freeing one's soul from cycle of life and death)
In short this shows depicts the story of human existence,birth,death,re-incarnation,the cycle of life and breaking the illusion of this cycle to achieve supreme consciousness or nirvana
Life, death, redemption, rebirth and beyond by Imagination
3/04/2013 07:49:00 am
I was a die hard fan of LOST from beginning to end. I watched every episode 2 or 3 times for six years. LOST was and will always be the most imaginative, creative, philosophical, and just down right greatest show of all time. Here is why: First off to really understand LOST you need to have at least a working knowledge of great literature, world religions, scientific phenomenon, philosophy, and theories of quantum physics. If you do not possess this knowledge you can still enjoy the show for all the adventure, suspense, intrigue and romance but you may not be as hooked as those of us who analyzed every detail from the start.