The Menu” A Recipe For Disaster
A group of rich folks are invited to a private restaurant on an island for dinner but the meal will be their last.
“The Menu” is a new movie I highly recommend but it’s pretty creepy too.
At one point in the film Kathy leaned over and said, “Oh, my gosh this reminds me of the reaction to COVID.”
I don’t want to ruin the movie but I do want to draw the ties I see.
Slowly the guest at this restaurant get a sense that something is not right.
But rather than listen to that small voice they make up excuses so the lie expands.
As it does, it becomes more and more obvious that this evening is not going to end well.
At one point a guy shoots himself in the head, right there in the restaurant and everyone at first is shocked but soon talk themselves into believing this is all part of “The Evening.”
One woman catches on from the start. She’s onto the scheme and the schemers know it and try to silence her.
But she refused to be silent.
At one point in the film, the crazy chef, also the killer, says to the guests, you saw this coming and you didn’t do anything about it and now it’s too late.
In the end the guests are so worn down they accept what is going to happen. Control and fear prevail. You walk out of the movie understanding how that can happen but also wondering how it got that far.
Then my mind goes back to the early days of the pandemic.
Remember when our barbers wore surgical scrubs, rubber gloves, duct tape, masks and a face shield.
My tattoo artist had to do the same.
Today it’s almost embarrassing to remind ourselves of how far we let this get.
Many of us felt this was over the top and ridiculous and now the science backs us.
But those who then screamed for science now seem to ignore its revelations.
I saw it announced Oregon Governor Kate Brown has COVID.
One of the overreaction deniers quickly piped in when someone mentioned the foolishness of Browns lockdowns. The commenter said what they always say “it’s not about you it was about saving lives.”
We’ll now even that is being called into question. Experts are asking did it, how many and seeing the outcomes, was it worth it.
Now some don’t believe we should ask such questions and that is why we are in the predicament we are in socially, educationally and financially.
Also, more information is coming out questioning the medical response…all of it.
“The Menu”, if not questioned is a recipe for disaster. I’d like to think we learn from moments like these but I’m afraid we don’t.
Thank God for the questioners, for the ones who just asked why, over and over again.
No telling how many lives were saved by looking at the ingredients on the menu not just listening to what the chef told us to taste.
For those who would like to read a little more try this article.