You might have heard about (or a permutation of) the popular trolley problem in your Philosophy class.
It goes like this:
A speeding train which lost its brakes is about to hit five people ahead. They won't be able to get out of the way in time. There is, however, one option to rescue all of them: you, the driver, can pull the lever, and redirect the train to another track.
The only problem is that, there's a child playing at the other track, oblivious to the possibility that a train might hit her. Choose to save the five, you kill the girl; choose to save the girl, you kill the five adults.
Who should you save? What is the most ethical thing to do?
I have a confession: I am a Gaston apologist.
Frankly, I really have no one else to blame but me for inflicting this movie upon myself.
Mike, a good friend and one of the people behind Black Box Collab, invited us at TEAM to a special screening of Fifty Shades Darker at Newport Cinemas, sponsored by Japanese condom brand Okamoto. Despite how I already had low expectations of the movie after seeing the first one (after all, anything that proudly claims to have been inspired by Twilight should be eyed with much suspicion), I wanted to see how they could take story further after the much-panned Fifty Shades of Grey.
My hunch was right: the second movie offered no redemption from the already clunky premise established during the first movie.
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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