Watched Mad Max with with one of the boys this weekend. The action was beyond amazing but I have a problem with the movie. Most of the actors were male, but only 2, yes 2 were good. And of those two, one of the good guys died and the other took off at the end! Now, I know I'm slightly jaded right now but are you serious???!!! Who wrote that? Who thinks it's OK for the good guy to leave? They aren't supposed leave! I wanted to stand up in the theater and scream at the screen... I should have because there were only a few people in there.
I am mad for all the good guys out there being good guys every... single... day and getting discredited. Mad for all the women out there who are, once again reminded that men are scum, when they're not. Mad for my boys growing up in a society were good men appear to be missing and a lead female character that's half Mad Max's size can beat the crap out of him. Why were no women projected as bad but almost all the men in the movie were mean, bad, war crazed ruffians or so submissive that even in mass numbers they couldn't rise up and fight against evil until the women returned?
There are so many good guys on this planet. I see them all over, I go to church with them, I work-out with them, and work with them. I see men on job-sites making beautiful things, or in court solving problems. I see good dads and uncles doing homework in the park with their kids, and pushing them on swings, and taking their kids hunting and biking. I watch good men step between bystanders and danger. The world is not lacking in good men, I just wish Hollywood gave them more credit.
No one's perfect but I'm so sick and tired of the Hollywood glorifying the stereotypical dumb guy, or arrogant guy or player who is only out for one thing. I hope to bring honor to men and change the paradigm with my writing because it's just wrong. And to all the good men out there, being strong, dependable, courageous, and kind... I am sorry society ignores you. I see you, your families see you, you are appreciated and we are grateful for all you do! Keep doing what you do, cause YOU'RE AWESOME!
That's all I have to say about Mad Max.
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