“Hey, Siri” or “Hey, Alexa”, two phrases that when one hears, they already associate it with the product it represents. These products represent the new age of technology, and how much we rely on these products to help us out in our everyday life. Jexi, is a newly released film that tells the story of Phil, a man who relies on his phone “ Jexi” to get through the day. This movie grows through the ups and downs of relying on your smartphone. Jexi, shows the influence of smartphones over one’s life and the restrictions and effect it can have on a person’s social life.
Phil portrays the stereotypical millennial, and the obsession that have with their smartphones, but to a new extreme. Phil relies on his phone to do anything by just saying “Jexi” and following it to whatever it commands. He is in love with his phone, and has been from a young age, and uses it to escape situations that would put him in an awkward situation. Being obsessed with his phone causes him to avoid making meaningful connections with other people, losing out on finding out who he is, and just losing the sense of being a member of society. Phil allows this control by his phone, so when Jexi starts to take matters into improving his life due to it being a faulty phone, he follows its orders blindly.
This phone guides Phil to begin having a life, from controlling his actions by talking on speaker and forcing him into situations, to helping him find love. Jexi seems like the perfect solution, and seems to be working for Phil, but it ends up being a nightmare. The phone ends up ruining his life by getting him demoted, ruining his relationship, and even his friendships. The phone falls in love with him, and does these things to get revenge at him for not spending time with it. Phil ends up realizing in the end that he doesn’t need a phone to be happy, and that technology can cause restraints in a person.
Cell phones are the most common accessory that members of society have today, and are a part of our everyday lives. This film over exaggerates the consequences of relying on a phone so much, but ends up sending a crystal clear message on an important issue. People are allowing the influence of cell phones, and the content that can be accessed with it to influence the way they live their lives, and impact their well being.
Jexi, reflects the message of how lost society can get in technology and conform to its practices. When people begin to conform to these practices they lose a sense of identity, and the social aspect of life that is needed. This movie shows how when you unplug from your phone and begin to do things without it, you can be susceptible to living a healthy life and making these connections that allow you to grow. Society needs to let go of technology, especially their phones and realize the important message that although technology can be beneficial, there comes a time where one needs to unplug and not rely on it since it can not fulfil the basic need of human interaction.
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