Last night, I saw the movie, “The Number 23”. It is a movie about a man’s obsession with the number twenty three. There’s this connection between him and the number. There are even strange coincidences in this movie and that you can relate to in real life. I found this movie to be interesting and somewhat intriguing. It is strange how a certain number shows up in one’s life.
The movie starred Jim Carey as Walter Sparrow. Sparrow received a book about the number 23 on his birthday from his wife. No matter where he went, the number started to become visible. He was able to relate to everything that was mentioned in the book. Eventually, he thought it was too much of a coincidence for the book to be just a book. He started to dig up some of his past belongings and found that he had a lot in common with the main character of the book.
Throughout the movie, I notice number 23 popping up in every scene. I had to stop and think a few times while such coincidences were verified. And once I verified that the answers were indeed 23, I started to get chills. During the beginning of the movie I didn’t pay too much attention. But as the movie went on, it didn’t take me long to notice the number.
Once I started to see the number 23, it started to get a little spooky. It started to get scary but the thing was, the number didn’t just pop up. It disguised itself in different shapes and forms. The scary part was that I was able to pick it out when it did show up. At first, I thought it could have been just a coincidence but as I did the conversion, the answer came out to be 23.
I think the plot was laid out fairly well and I was very eager to see the ending. It is a strange thing when you’re so into the movie that the idea behind the movie starts to come to life. And I find it a bit scary that things starts to occur to me that leads to the number 23. This movie has a lot of things in it that starts to play with your head.
I am not sure if Jim Carey was the right actor to play the part because to me, I still see him as funny guy. I guess in this movie, he did an alright job since the character that he’s playing had someone of a mental problem. I’m not saying that Jim Carey has a mental problem. I’m just saying that he does a good job at playing someone with a mental problem.
The movie talks about an obsession with the number 23. It is as if it is a curse and it is your destiny to find the number. No matter where you look, the number seems to pop up. Eventually, this leads you to insanity and makes you kill yourself. Carey’s character manages to reduce everything to 23 and he was scared that the number was coming after him.
Sometimes, I think the same way. But in my case, the number is 13. I was born on the January 13, 1981. There has been other times where the number shows up as well. My house number is 166, 1 + 6 + 6 = 13. The digits of my home telephone number add up to 13 if you break it down. The other day, when I was driving to work, I looked at the time. It was 6:07pm, 6 + 7 = 13. Then a song came on so I looked at the CD player. It was track 9 song 4, 9 + 4 = 13. Heck, even this blog is has the number 13. It’s being posted on March 3, 2007, 3 + 3 + 7 = 13.
You could say that it’s just coincidence that I happen to be noticing these things at that time. It’s strange that they are coincidences but someone ones told me that there’s no such thing as coincidences. I like to believe in coincidences because it makes the world more interesting. There doesn’t always have to be a purpose for everything.
Some things in this world can only be explained as an odd coincident and nothing more. But all of it just can’t only be pure coincident. There has to be an explanation for that coincident. The movie suggests that certain number stand out more than the other because you’re looking for them. They’re not just appearing at random. Subconsciously, you’re looking for them at any given time and since you’re looking for them, you find them.
I find that often, it is true that when you’re looking for something you don’t necessarily find it. But that is something different. When you’re in search of things, you’re wide awake. But when you’re subconsciously looking for it, you don’t always know that you’re looking for it.
You can decide if what you’re experiencing is coincident or whether you’ve just noticed something randomly. In life, you will always have choices to make. You can manipulate everything so that it works out to be the answer you’re looking for. Be careful or the number 23 will be out to get you as well. If you’re brave enough, maybe you can try looking for it.