Movies have been made for many years, and for many years they have been a great form of entertainment for us. But why do we love watching movies? Yes, because they are entertaining, but why do we continuously watch different movies, without becoming sick of it. There is more to why we love watching movies than just entertainment and a way to pass time.
Movies allow us to feel different emotions; thrill, happiness, sadness, intensity, comfort, shock, nervous all these roller-coaster of emotions is one reason why we love watching movies. They make us connect with fictional characters we’ve never met before, allow us to empathise with them while we watch them struggle, bounce back and then save the day! Movies are also a good way to change your current emotional state, if you feel down just put on a happy and cheerful animated movie to lighten your mood, or if you need a laugh just throw on an amusing comedy movie, films always manage to cheer us up and that’s another reason why we love them.
One of the best things about movies they allow us to escape reality for about 120 minutes, but it allows us to take a momentary break from life, and immerse ourselves into a different world on the big screen, whether it be a world full of talking toys, superheroes or even a zombie apocalypse, or maybe an alien invasion! (sorry I got a bit carried away) you will be taken away from your seat and thrown into a cool and exciting movie world, unless you are watching an awful movie then you probably won’t bother trying to imagine yourself in that world. However if you are enjoying the movie it allows you to fantasize and imagine what you could do in that world or situation.
Not only do movies take you to magic places, they also provide a visual answer to many “what if” questions people might have such as “What if we successfully built A.I?” or “What if I had superpowers?” or “What if a zombie apocalypse occurred?” they allow you to watch situations you’ve never been in and let you observe how different people respond to the situation.
In fact, because of this movies get us thinking and talking, movies are great conversation starters if you have ever been ask the question “Have you seen (insert any movie title)?” you probably find yourself discussing the movie and its rather interesting ending for quite a while. Movies like 10 Cloverfield Lane and Ex Machina cause people to discuss and share their different opinions, another reason why we love watching movies so we can talk about them and understand other’s perspective on the film.
Believe it or not you can also learn from movies, not just educational information but also different life lessons. Depending on how accurate the content is in the movie, you can find yourself finishing a movie with more knowledge than you had before watching the movie, that is one thing in particular I love about watching movies you can learn new information from them.
Probably the main reason why we love watching movies is of course, for entertainment! Going out with friends or family and having a blast at the cinema watching a fantastic action movie. Munching on popcorn while you witness out of this world explosions and exciting fight scenes. Seeing your favourite actor on screen delivering special performances while you enjoy every moment of it. Movies are definitely an enjoyable, entertaining and fun experience, which we will continue to enjoy for many more years.
Why do you love watching movies? Leave your opinion below in the comments.