Vampires and aliens are fun, but Hollywood’s favourite villain hits a little closer to home.People are angry at big business bad guys.
As Rachel Dodes points out in an excellent piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, Hollywood has a long-standing tradition of portraying business as a villain:
“This may be a nation that likes to see itself as built on free enterprise and self-made pluck, but when it comes to the movies, it gets shady boardrooms, cigar smoke and unadulterated greed.”
The reason? As always, bigger ticket sales.
These movies hit a nerve — whether it’s a revenge fantasy for audiences or an obsession with the lives of the super-rich. And unlike the real world in these movies the little guy wins and the corporate villain gets caught in the end.
Everyone loves a fairy tale. But none more tha Hollywood.
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