The Value(s) of Hollywood
You watch movies sitting in a dark room, not talking or interacting with others, often eating and drinking junk food. Therefore movies need to reinforce and confirm this kind of passivity as acceptable, reasonable and desirable; or at least okay. To do this they present us endless characters who do nothing yet “have a good heart.” They can effortlessly solve difficult, complex or intractable problems that trained, hard-working professionals fail to resolve. We have come to populate our mental world with role models that inspire and justify our passivity.