Zombie Cliche Lookout: Immediate Capitulation
First thing’s first: I’m not going to make any jokes about the French on World War II here. It’s been done, again and again.
Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about giving up immediately when facing a sudden challenge. In the movies, we all know that heroes never give up, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. In real life, things tend to be a little different. When our lives are on the line, many of us would likely see the wisdom in that old axiom, “discretion is the better part of valor.” After all, we can’t count on all our problems being wrapped up at the end of act three, or surviving because we’re the main character. Real life, sadly, simply doesn’t work that way.
About this Episode:
Brent wears his sunglasses inside. That says pretty much all I need to say about the guy right there. Hooray for stereotypes!
On an unrelated note, this episode was a real pain for me. After shooting a couple episodes outside in normal lighting, I completely forgot I had this interior darkened. I remember after I finished doing the photos. Then, half-way through my second set I realized that my ISO was set really low (I generally keep it at 100 – 200), which was making getting non-blurred shots in the dark really tough. I finally pulled my head out of my ass and got the shots on my third try. I guess it was just that kind of day.
Discussion Question: Negotiate, or Give Up
Put yourself in Brent’s shoes, you walk inside and find yourself staring down the barrel of a .45. A shadowed stranger tell you to drop the only weapon you have, and you see your friend helpless and handcuffed in the background. What do you do?