Dear Movies About All of The Things in the “Real” world,
I’m writing you to put you on notice.
I’m taking away your stars and giving you a rotten tomato. You may get critical blah blah for being “authentically raw”, but so what? It’s too easy. It’s like saying we need to hear Lindsay Lohan is behaving badly. Again.
I don’t think so.
Reality without redemption, you are dead to me.
Greed, sex, drugs, lies, betrayal, selfishness? I know you’re everywhere, not just in the kingdom of Wall Street. I don’t need to be reminded.
I need instead, to see glimpses of another kingdom.
Like a kid awwwwing at a rainbow, I need something beautiful to reach for.
Like someone marveling at a star through a telescope, I need to see self-sacrifice for a greater good. Up close.
I need dialog demonstrating compassion, and truth and justice that may be rare but is still real.
I want to meet heroes not hedonists. I know plenty of hedonists already.
I don’t want to know another wolf, I want to know wonder. I want to know about the one who stands up to the wolf. I want to see courage and character in the face of conflict.
I want to be dared to look up instead of discouraged by looking down.
I want to hear a different narrative. Not one that denies a reality that is ugly, but one that calls us to be part of its redemption.
I want to be reminded that good can triumph over evil and that I can be one who wields a sword in that fight.
A seeker of brave knights and heroic courage