Ever since the inception of motion pictures, people have been enthralled with movies. It’s understandable. A movie provides a couple of hours where the viewer can just sit back and escape into it. That said, a lot of people have different tastes when it comes to what makes a good and engaging movie.
For some people, realism is one of the best traits to be found in a movie. Movies like ‘American Sniper’, the true story of war hero Chris Kyle evidences this. Then there are people on the other end of the spectrum, and they want pure fantasy, and the huge success of movies like ‘The Avengers’ and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise is proof of this. Some people prefer there to be a meaningful message in the movie like in ‘Waiting for Superman’.
Then there are those that just want mindless entertainment and humor in their movies, like ‘Ted’. Each style of film making can make a particular movie unique and good in their own way. As a people, we’ve always been enthralled with storytelling, regardless of the medium, and movies provide a great platform to showcase different stories in a compelling way.
Everyone has different tastes. I myself prefer fantasy and a lack of realism. I’ve always had the mindset that if I wanted true crime or war, I’d watch the news. For me, it’s more compelling to watch Thor try and fight the Hulk in Avengers than anything I can find in real life. I like to find escapism in mine movies, and I can’t when they’re showing the horrors of the real world. Of course not everyone thinks that way, but that’s not important. What is important, is that life can be hard, stressful, and enough to drive some people crazy. In those moments of craziness, it’s important to find parts of life where you can find that escapism.
Regardless of your personal tastes, a great movie can be a great way to leave the turmoil of the real world behind you.