Stupid Hollywood Lessons (part 1)Posted: May 31, 2016
I encourage other Hypothica authors to contribute to this series but try and keep it on target with the lessons Hollywood is teaching us. The topic of other Hollywood stupidity is far too broad.
Some time ago I watched Toy Story 3. To avoid spoiling too much I will focus on the parts of the film that are important to this post. It takes place in a world where toys walk and talk when there aren’t any people around. The film follows a party of toys that find themselves in a day care center. The toys in this center are led by a stuffed bear who seperates the toys into a favored group that plays with the older kids and an unfavored group that has to endure the rough treatment of the younger kids.
The film portrays the bear as a villain. But…how fair is that really? SOME toys have to wind up in the younger kids group. And the way the bear handles it (a seniority system) is about as fair as you can get. The system is portrayed as a kind of prison arrangement but…in that position how would YOU enforce the rules?
When I actually think about it I can’t agree with the lesson Toy Story 3 tries to teach.