Seven reasons I hated the movie “Seven Pounds”… and one reason I liked it.
1) It teaches that suicide is acceptable, even honorable, if the cause is noble.
2) It glamorizes suicide, making it seem alluring, mystical, even beautiful.
3) It glorifies the power of humanism–to rise to the highest level of “goodness” and “generosity” to rectify and justify human error.
4) It rejects the idea of a God who forgives human mistakes and sheds love abroad in our hearts, so we can forgive others and ourselves.
5) It rejects the truth that God has the power to turn the evil of our mistakes into something good–even eternal, without digressing to suicide.
6) It projects the idea that man is left alone in this world to right his own wrongs and has the ability to atone for his owns mistakes.
7) It did not take into account that the body parts donated by the main character, actor Will Smith, at the price of suicide–to allow others to live with higher quality of life–may have been physically rejected by the recipients. His death and gifts would have been offered in vain.
One Reason I Liked the Movie:
1) It shows what can happen if a driver is busy using his Blackberry instead of paying attention to the traffic and road.