Thursday, June 30, 2005

No wonder movie attendence is sharply declining.

The joy of movies is escapism. Nowadays audiences can't escape their problems. Movies are filled the stories about unhappy marriages, divorce, and distressed children of divorce. They are also VERY ANTI-MALE.

Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" doesn't miss a trick in depicting the personal unhappiness shtick. Tom Cruise plays your typical movie male lead--your basic impulsive, poorly educated, low income, divorced jerk who lives in a pigsty, neglects his children. In contrast the movie implies the ex is a saint who was likely abused and mistreated in the marriage. Now she's got a good husband to replace Tom Cruise as her children's father. The new hubbie is clearly upper class, well groomed, passive and deferential to his wife, and picks up the children's private school bills.

Beginning to understand gay marriage for men. Why would men want today's women?

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