Movie Quote Monday – Kung Fu Hustle
This is a great movie, but I don’t completely agree with today’s quote. What do you think?
Landlady (Helen of Troy): The good cannot coexist with the bad.
In a strictly literal way, maybe she’s right – good guys and bad guys don’t make the best roommates for each other. But if we’re talking about the concepts of good and evil, I have to disagree.
Can good or evil exist one without the other? Possibly. But what fun is there in being an Evil Genius if the whole world is filled with Evil Geniuses? How can the Good Guy be The Good Guy, if everyone is just as good? He’d just be a regular guy.
Generally speaking, the good does coexist with the bad. That’s how we know which is which. Earlier in the film, Paris draws the yin yang symbol in the dirt (in a creative manner), and that’s more where my beliefs lie. I think Good and Evil co-exist in yin yang fashion, opposites that need each other in order to better understand and define themselves, a symbiotic relationship, each pushing the other in a continual circle of movement.
As far as people are concerned, even the best of us have our moments of less than goodness. I don’t know anyone who is perfectly good, and I don’t really believe it’s possible. I think that apple was bit a long time ago.