Top Movies Indicate We Long To Be Beseiged
The top five movies of the weekend were:
The first, third and fifth movies in this list center around the thrill that They’re Going To Get You. They feed the fantasy that universe is full of bad things that are just itching to do evil things to us, and that the highest calling in life is to confront and defeat those bad things. These movies excite audiences more than they frighten them, giving people a hit to satisfy the addiction to being terrorized that can result from the intertwining of fear and reward in the amygdala.
The second and the fourth films, on the other hand, offer a different sort of satisfaction to audiences. It’s more subtle, suggesting an elevation of the self to higher abilities through a determined effort to strengthen qualities of character. The characters in these movies are placed in difficult circumstances, and resolve to be masters of their own identities.
Which kind of movie would you rather see?