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Hollywood Should Stop Doing This

There are many things that Hollywood should stop doing but one of the things that I feel that Hollywood should absolutely stop doing is romanticizing criminal characters. Movies like Clockwork Orange, Public Enemies, The Godfather, all the Fast & Furious movies and now the latest that I found out is Black Mass which stars one of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp.

What these movies do is make the criminal characters seem brave and casting a famous and popular actor as the criminal make the audience want to identify with the unsavory character. Young teens who are impressionable watching this kind of movies would eventually come to think that being a criminal is cool. And people wonder why the crime rate is going up.

I therefore feel that Hollywood should stop making such movies and make more movies that highlight real heroes (not superheroes movies). I want real heroes from real life. That is what I think Hollywood should be doing. The people in Hollywood has the power to reach millions of people and they should use this power to spread love, peace and harmony in the world and not creating future criminals to make movies about.


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Comments

allen0187 wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:15 AM

To some degree, I agree with you but ultimately, I think we have made things around us as scapegoats. When will we owe up to our actions? Movies do not make people more violent. People tend to act out their agression even without watching a violent fim.

morilla wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:25 AM

It's become 'easy' to blame Hollywood and video games and... The reality is that many of us 'older' people grew up watching 'violent' stuff and didn't become criminals or 'violent.' Likewise, many so-called 'criminals' in History were considered 'heroes;' e.g., Robin Hood, Fletcher Christian, etc. There are other factors in the 'disconnect' which is occurring between 'fantasy' and 'reality' in our youth. Take "American Sniper." He is considered a 'hero' by many and a man who did his job in terms of what was asked of him. They made a film about it. Yet, people condemn and ban it without even seeing it first to know that it's not about the 'glory of war' or the killing, but about a man trying to deal with what he'd done and still reintegrate with family and society.

OnlyErin6 wrote on April 29, 2015, 1:56 AM

I don't really think these movies are going to make kids criminals if they aren't so inclined to begin with. I'd like movies with less meaningless sex and violence and adultery, though. I just get nauseated when that's all that is available. I'd rather watch a cartoon than that. Usually those movies don't even have good plots, they just cover up that fact with graphic scenes.

iwrite28 wrote on May 1, 2015, 2:11 AM

You are right. Mass communication media should stop romanticizing criminals and/or criminal activities performed by hitherto non-criminal characters.

Deema wrote on May 2, 2015, 3:45 PM

Oh my word! I completely agree. Not all movies need romance. It is so predictable and does not always make sense!

LeaPea2417 wrote on July 29, 2015, 10:58 PM

I totally agree with you. It is not right for criminal characters to be romanticized. There are some people who view these movies and characters who want to emulate the characters because the people have mental problems and want to bring attention to themselves.

cheri wrote on July 29, 2015, 11:08 PM

I agree with you on that. That is alos happening here in our country where criminals are being praised as heroes.