….or just the heroes. They are all awe-inspiring. Every time we watch a movie, the one that really leaves a mark behind is that of a superhero (keep the gender uniform).
We see the heroes struggling for justice, believing in strong values, fighting the bad guys, saving the world and at the same time loved for what they are. The story begins with a miserable life of the hero an almost wretched one. If not, then it’s dull, monotonous – the kind in which there is no room for monstrous enemies or even a smallest natural disaster. But the scene changes and this hero is over-exposed to the harsh realities which he never knew existed. Scandal, treacheries, backstabbing, humiliation or further more catastrophes like financial or environmental or family breakdown start dawning upon him. He lives up through all of that for the bright end.
And that’s exactly why these movies are dear to us. Ever wondered why? It’s just that we unconsciously relate to the character portrayed on the screen. When the hero is getting badly beaten up and there are 20 onlookers, we feel what the heck, why don’t they help the poor guy? When the hero is all alone and is trying to make decisions inside his head on choosing between the right and the wrong, we think with him. We relate to the events happening on screen and involuntarily connect them to our life. Same is the case while reading novels. We become one with the character. We feel we are bound to win defying all odds. These heroes unlock the mysteries, confront their fears and tackle the obstacles all along their way, being the sole commanders of themselves. And they emerge winners. It’s like living a life we long for.
Are real-life superheroes the same? I think they have better challenges off screen, but they never enter the limelight.
Our life is just like a movie. We are the main character and we see events unfold right in front of our eyes. There are villains and life-changing events. We sometimes choose the wrong things and put ourselves in the pitfalls. We wriggle the dirt and stand up for our people. We are inspired by the legends; we rejoice in delight and thrive through pain.
And at last, we may remember that after that last fight-scene there is always a happy ending. 😉
If you know what I mean…