Americans need high intensity stimulation at all times. We need to be entertained every moment of the day. When we aren't, we complain.
Hollywood has done an excellent job of producing movies for our entertainment. The problem is when they are terrible, and what do we do? Complain of course!
The movie theaters now charge upwards of $10 to see a movie. TEN DOLLARS. It's obscene. I'm not going to pay ten dollars to sit in a chair for 2 hours. I can wait until it comes out on Redbox and then rent it for $1. It really makes me mad, but people still pay it on a regular basis. When will the price cap? Soon we'll be paying $15 for a regular movie, not even a fancy 3D IMAX movie...just a plain old movie. Shiver.
But what else do we do for entertainment? Activities are fun but those take strenuous effort. Sports are fun, but again, take effort. Books are great, but you can't do that with a group. Eating? Yeah but then what...everything goes back to movies. We love our movies, and sometimes it's our primary form of entertainment. I think that's part of living in America.
I don't know of any other country that gets so excited about movies. I mean to wait in line for hours and hours to see a movie? Sounds crazy doesn't it? But it's what we do, and we love it. It draws us together because no matter where you go in the country, you can always talk about movies. It's a good conversation starter and can preface a good laugh.
Hollywood has permeated America, but if you're not complaining than neither am I. Pull out your $10 and let's go see a movie!
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