Movies: What Would Life Be Like Without Them?
Have you ever thought about how your life would be if there were no movies? You probably haven’t and that is because we all take them for granted but lets think about movies, both the good and the bad a little, shall we?
Movies are one of the most common forms of entertainment there is in our world. This is because they allow us to escape our world and enter into another world for a couple of hours and gives our immediate concerns a rest. They allow us to travel to worlds we will never be able to experience otherwise. They bring excitement and intensity of emotion that we would not have otherwise. These are all pretty good things right? And probably some of the main reasons that they are so popular.
On the flip side movies create unrealistic expectations and make unhealthy lifestyles and choices look appealing. This is especially true for those of us who have grown up in this age of technology. You see back when movies were simpler it was easier to separate them from reality. Now however the special effects and computer animations create such realism that it is confusing our kids. You’ve heard stories in the news about a child being killed or seriously hurt by another child because they were acting out something they saw in a movie. The other thing is that our children are being exposed to hyper intense scenes of violence that it is surprising that more Columbine’s haven’t happened really.
And what about Hollywood’s portrayal of sex? Well lets just say that we all were really surprised the first time that we had sex. It wasn’t nearly as smooth and well coordinated as we had seen every time on the silver screen was it. What if sex was portrayed realistically as something that can be extremely good and fulfilling given that the two people are committed to each other for life and are willing to work at it? What if the fact that there is a lot of responsibility that goes with the pleasure what dealt with? Well lots of people believe that we would have far less trouble with sex at its root. Teenage sex wouldn’t be as rampant. Unwanted pregnancies would be a far smaller issue. STDs would not be spinning out of control, and on and on.
So are movies good or bad? Well the answer is both. Now the question remains, does one outweigh the other?