Why Do We Love the Movies?

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Every year I think “Movies Suck”.  I get frustrated with the super-heroes, sequels, reboots and remakes.  Don’t get me started on the remakes.  As a consumer, I wonder what hell has gotten into Hollywood?  Are the writers on strike?  It’s a real question.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the movies, because every year I find myself in a darkened theater, excited once the lights go dim and the previews begin.  There IS something special about a movie theater.

But when you think about it, it’s the movie.  That’s why we go.  Even when we don’t go to the theater, but run to the market for a DVD or flip through the endless parade of inane Discovery Channel documentaries on Netflix to get to that one movie we actually WILL watch.  It’s the movie.

What is it about the movie?  Is it the characters?  Have the filmmakers challenged us with a whodunit, leading us on for nearly the entire 110 minutes before dropping the bomb that Bruce Willis was actually DEAD the whole time?  What is it about the movies that keep us coming back for more?  In fifty years from now, will others look back on this time and see it as a Golden Age in filmmaking?  Or do today’s movies just suck?

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