Joe Nation wrote:
Yeah. I've watched the ending of Castaway six or seven times and I know the writer(s) wanted us to feel like -okay, now his life can go on. - but, there is something missing somehow. There he is. The island he is on is now the whole world intersected by two Texas Farm Roads. AND? He is still a castaway.
But... that's the point. She was his world. The island was just a metaphor, the package was just a metaphor for his work.
When I watched this film, I saw the island as more of an island and less of a metaphor. Viewing the island as a metaphor probably makes the film more enjoyable.
With that in mind, is there some way viewers can be warned to put on their literal goggles or their metaphorical goggles before a film starts so that they enjoy the film?