Judging from the shows that I have watched, films and television hardly ever
portray people or situations in real life. They are almost all make-belief,
often so ridiculous that they are
Ordinary film-shows almost always have to have heroes and
villains. Everyone loves a hero like
James Bond who seems to be able to get out of every sticky situation without
a scratch. We see the heroes get knocked, punched, shot and otherwise
abused. Then their wounds would heal so quickly and completely that by the
end of the show, they are looking completely healthy or at worse with a
symbolic bandage around their arm. This is definitely ridiculous. Just get
knocked in the head once and an ordinary man will probably suffer the
consequences for days afterwards, or perhaps permanently. But our heroes get
knocked every week without any ill-effects.
The villains too are unrealistic. They are portrayed as completely bad. I
have not me anyone in real life who is completely bad, nor have I met one
who is completely good. In real life, each person has his or her bad points,
and depending on the situation he or she my act accordingly. I know a man
who would not give a cent to a beggar but would willingly spend a fortune on
his children. How does one judge such a person ? To the beggar he maybe
stingy, which is something considered
bad. To his family, however, he will be considered a good father. So he is
good or bad according tot he situation.
In films and television, in almost every case, the heroes triumph over
the villains. If real life were to be as portrayed, by now there should be
no villains left in the world, or very few of them. Consequently the world
should be flooded with out-of-work heroes. That is hardly the case in the
actual world. On the contrary, wars, crimes and the battle between heroes
and villains seem to have increased, not lessened. If the Germans and
Japanese of World War II have been defeated how is it that they are now
major economic world powers ? We buy most of the best electronic products
from the Japanese villains, do we not ?
Films and television hardly ever portray people or situations in real life.
They almost always have to have heroes and villains. The heroes get knocked,
punched and shot but at the end of the show, they are healthy again. An
ordinary man will probably suffer for days afterwards, or permanently.
Villains too are unrealistic. They are portrayed as completely bad. No one
is completely bad or completely good. It all depends on the situation. In
almost every show, heroes triumph over the villains. If real life were like
this, by now there should be no villains left. This is hardly the case in
the actual world. (106