Expendables is not the kind of movie I would pick given a choice, but considering I somewhat enjoyed the 1st movie, I decided to go ahead with watching the sequel. The 100 odd minute action packed film definitely kept me at the edge of my seat most of the time. Not going to give away too much of the plot (or lack there of) considering this blockbuster film must have been highly anticipated by many fans. Probably the only moment in the film when I paused to reflect was when Stallone said “Why is it the ones who deserve to live, that want to live the most, die — and the ones that don’t deserve to live, keep on going?”
It got me thinking as to what we actually perceive ‘deserve to live’ as. Are we all entitled for a comfortable life i.e. a roof over our head, decent amount of food or food at all on our plate etc.? Are these our (birth) rights that should be given and if they aren’t are we to consider ourselves as less fortunate? Does one who might in another’s eyes seem to have gotten everything easy be questioned with regards to his/her worth or as to how much he/she deserves such comfort or luxuries?
I feel like sometimes, every one needs to be selfish to be some extent. You need to put yourself before the one you love, cause at the end of the day, we all live in a dog eat dog world. Period.