We like something because we can identify ourselves with it.
I remember some years ago the hype about “Star wars” – I could not understand why I did not really like the film until I realised I could not actually identify myself with any character in there. Strangely enough, as in “Matrix” (similar stuff) I could identify myself even with two characters!
I go to see a movie once in 2 years. I have a TV at home, but I watch it once in a month (information and news Ii get – of course! – from Internet).
Yesterday I had some time and decided to see a film – why not, after all? Actually I saw even two and finally realised why I do it so seldom.
Film is a drama. Film is based on a conflict of qualities and deeds. What are the main themes of a film conflict?
- jealousy, envy
- unfaithfulness, betray
A nice package of so called sins, right?
I understand, it is all human and natural. But if we are watching every day only such kind of things, how anything is going to get better???
Constant brainwashing does its job: even good people learn fast and start doing same things saying “what`s wrong?”.
I understand that a conflict should always be there, but there are other levels of problems, just to name a few:
- fighting for common good
- learning to forgive
- making choices
- facing own ego
A Film should be entertaining but still educating/elevating/encouraging. After all, everything teaches us in our life…
The point I want to make here is that most of the films are extremely boring to me – feelings like revenge, envy, lack of forgiveness I can never understand.
I love movies for kids, especially Russian ones 🙂
I enjoy watching some Bollywood movies– for the sake of aesthetically beauty mostly. My last pleasure was the Chinese “Curse of the golden flower” – simply delicious shots! Though the story was really stupid.
So that is the situation. I am happy I found it out.
I only hope a day will come when most of the feature films will expose some different conflicts and highlight some other values…
And what about movies in YOUR life?