why do the hero-style main characters always end the movie smiling and laughing?
“i have trouble watching action movies. it’s not that i don’t like exiting battle sequences. it’s just that in those movies, most of those scenes feature random people falling victim to what happens. it’s not a problem either. if those events were real, that kinds of stuff would happen. it would be crazy pretend they wouldn’t. but the people watching the movie don’t ever spare a second thought for all of those anonymous extras who die. instead, they extremely affected by the death of main characters. to me, main character dying, and the poor people who die on the side of the road are the same. they’re all people who are living and thinking in a fictional world. there shouldn’t any difference between them. but as long as the heroes survives and laughs with the girl at the end, it’s a happy ending. and if the hero dies, it’s a sad ending. to me, if anyone, any single person in the movie dies, it’s a sad ending. the only difference between those sad endings, is if the fictional heroes ends the movie feeling pain for the fictional masses who die. but that hardly ever happens. why do the hero-style main characters always end the movie smiling and laughing? why does the audience think that’s a happy ending?”
– yosuke kirie, from bokurano
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