When watching a movie, most people just assume things.
We automatically go with the movie’s morality. We side with characters that the directors and writers want us to side with. They go out of their way to stack the deck against the bad guy or gal.
Sometimes they do it by playing to ugly prejudices. Physical deformities, foreigners or a swishy male villain are particular go-to favorites. They certainly always make sure the bad guy is seen doing evil things.
But if you strip away all this artifice and set-dressing and off-the-shelf moral cues, one might find a... More