I just remembered why it is that I posted my review of District 9 under bioethics.
[There is a medium-grade spoiler in this post, so if you want to know nothing about the film before you see it, stop reading.]
I realised while watching the movie that my bioethical training has been having an effect on me. There is a scene toward the beginning of the film, where the main character is about to be cut up and his organs harvested for scientific experiments, against his will, while he is still conscious. When I saw that, I was struck with the horror of the idea of that happening to someone, but in my mind, all my objections were couched in the language of academic bioethics:
“He has not given informed consent for this research!”
“They are breaking the Dead Donor Rule!”
“That action is contrary to all four of Beauchamp and Childress’s principles of medical ethics!”
If you can name all four of Beauchamp and Childress’s principles, then you get 8 points. Two for each one.