What do you go see a film for?
Be honest here, okay?
We all WANT to say we go to see a great, deeply moving, character inspiring epic that stirs our emotions and inspires our lives.
Get real here.
We go to be entertained.
We go to be lifted out of our boring, routine, infinitely predictable little lives, and pay money for the privilege of a few moments when we can forget the bullshit we’re surrounded by.
Doesn’t get any easier than that, does it?
Whether we love sci-fi, historical drama, sappy romance, it’s all the same.
We want to be entertained.
Even if we think we just sat through 2.5 hours of total bollocks, we still want that moment when we can be anything, anywhere.
We might think what we saw was improbable, unreal, surreal, and ridiculous. It might have plot holes big enough for a fleet of Autobots hotly pursued by Decepticons, to flee through several times over, but still we go.
Yes, we might write fanfiction afterward to correct the errors, we might bitch about it, and we might get upset at it all and claim we can do it better.
But unless we really do go out there and do it better, maybe we should shut the hell up and be thankful to all those hundreds of thousands of people who helped bring movies to life, and who cry every day of their lives…
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU!
Sylum is full of movies.
Some are pretty cool, some are totally awesome, some are butt squirmingly awful. But they’re there.
Sylum is a place for equal opportunity offenders.
Movies are glorious.
Sometimes they even change us.
We never stop going to the movies, despite home cinema, Blu-Ray, surround sound, and glorious 58″ hi def.
Let’s never stop going.
For we all need to be entertained.
And we love it.