Cocoon : Would You Go?

Would You Go?

Having the same amount of information as the characters in this movie, would you go with the aliens to their planet in order to live forever in good health?
I feel like a wet blanket, but I'm not sure I would go...I wouldn't know what their planet was like or what I would be expected to do to there....Plus I would really miss my loved ones back on Earth. How about you guys?

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I think it depends on what stage of life you are in.

Myself I am old. I am tired of arthritis and pain. You have to live it every day to appreciate it. Yes I would go now because I'd want to be the happy go lucky person I once was.


If I was 18?? No I would not. I'd figure that I still had more living to do here on earth. My family and friends were still alive and I'd miss them. I'd stay here.

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I am fairly young (37), but I would probably go. I'd get to travel the universe, never grow old and always be healthy. Here I have high taxes, government corruption, business corruption, school corruption, constant wars, class warfare and someone trying to get one over on me at every turn... Someone sign me up to go with the aliens!

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...

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I find no flaw in your argument. Come scoop me, Antareans!

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I would want to go; but I also feel that Bernie made a good point, about cheating with the deck of cards, that life had handed out. I would want to feel, that I had made my peace with any hard feelings or ill will harbored towards others, before I went. By the flip side of the coin though, if an opportunity presented itself—like the one in COCOON—who's to say that wasn't part of the scheme of things anyway and there would be no cheating your lifetime; just a matter of choice.

I love the scene where Joe tells Alma, he would rather spend his short time left here on earth, than spend an eternity without her.

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Well, I think Bernie meant that quote in reference to them using the pool to rejuvenate themselves and cure that one guy's cancer and such.

Going into space to meet a whole new race of beings is a whole nother story entirely, I'd say. The part about sustaining their lives, to me, is just incidental... and maybe some weird twist on the dues ex machina trope from other works (serving as a plot device). The real magic is in the journey, the learning of knowledge, the advanced evolutionary experiences of technology, the world-view expansion, and opening of one's self to new forms of thought, states of being, peaceful and open communication, free of judgment and sharing of knowledge.

There are just so many countless ways what those old folks experienced is positive. Of course there are certain realities, certain consequences of their actions that may be considered "negative"... but I just can't even see them in my current state of wonder.

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I wouldn't go. I wouldn't sacrifice precious time with loved ones on earth all for living on another planet in perfect health. I simply couldn't live without seeing my friends and family if they remained behind. I also agree with Mary's character and how she felt that it wasn't right to outlive people like grandchildren. I wouldn't like knowing that everyone I knew on earth had died and I was still alive.





ROCK STARS HAVE KIDNAPPED MY SON

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It's funny, but if you had asked me this 20 years ago I might of said that I would go in a heartbeat.

Now, though, I find myself falling on the side of Bernie, death is a natural part of life and, speaking as a Christian man, I believe there will be something greater waiting for me when I check out of this hotel called life.

"Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

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I'd definitely go. A chance, the only one probably ever, to live forever? How could anyone pass that up?





I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least its an ethos.

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SPOILER WARNING

Until I saw the sequel recently, I always assumed the whole thing was a metaphor for death and the afterlife. Obviously that isn't the case as they come back to visit.

What's interesting is that in the sequel most of them decide to stay, and even Art wants to but ends up having to go back because of his situation. It's like the filmmakers are saying that, although tempting, it isn't worth it as all their characters choose to stay in the end.

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Think you/we have to take the sequel with a pinch-of-salt! The original movie and the character's dillemmas certainly DO raise issues of "God"/"The Universal Almighty"/"The Afterlife" and ask us all to take the same into mind. The second film (sequel) was a studio DEMAND on the producers and stars and as such the characters' decisions thereafter do come into some question.

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Well said.^

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Yes, I would go.The chance to learn in a completely different environment is just too tempting. Plus I have no kids and one sister so there is nothing holding me on this rock other than gravity.

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course we'd go!!! lol

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there is nothing holding me on this rock other than gravity.



Good line! I have no kids either (thank God), just a brother and my elderly mother. I guess for me it would depend on the variations of lifestyle and my willingness to adapt. Plus I'd miss Candy Crush on the iPad lol


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