The is nothing more entertaining in this life then sitting down and watching a good movie, or even better visiting a movie theatre. Over the last decades Hollywood has changed the way that we view movies, and how we interact with each other after a good movie. With the advent of Hollywood and special effects America has been introduced to some of the most wonderful cultural phenomenon around. These smash hits include the Star wars trilogy, pulp fiction, die hard, and even the lethal weapon franchise just to name a few hits that have been introduced over the years.
Hollywood and movies are an integral part of most people’s lives now, and that can be both a good thing and a bad thing depending on how you look at it. First off there are many problems that have been introduced by watching movies, and one of these problems is how they negatively affect children. Movies often times have a great deal of sexual appeal or violence, and this is what makes them sell. You might have heard that famous saying sex sells, well it does. Hollywood has been coming under fire for years over the increase in sexual promiscuity on screen, and how it negatively affects children by being introduced to it. Even a PG-13 flick will have some sort of innuendo or negative information in it, or at the very least cuss words which is not good.
Hollywood tries to send the wrong message to children, in both how the movies are marketed and even how the movie stars live. Time and time again our children can pick up any type of tabloid or magazine and see movie stars spending huge amounts of money on clothing, cars, and worse. This sends a horribly wrong image to children, some of whom might otherwise have grown up in dire circumstances. This also sends the wrong message to our next generation about how to grow wealth, and how to handle it. They will grow up seeing how the stars in Hollywood poorly manage their money, and they think that is how you are supposed to handle wealth. What makes it worse is that Hollywood condones these actions, with egregiously high salaries, drug usage being prominent, and no real rules or consequences enforced on the movie stars.
Hollywood markets the raunchiest movies with priority because they know that these movies sell the best, instead leaving the more family friendly flicks down lower on the list. While it is true that we are the land of the free, there should still be some type of blame taken on how these movies are negatively affecting our children and how no one is stepping up to change things. We need to make Hollywood and the stars more accountable, and make them to be better role models to the millions of children who watch them on the silver screen and look up to them. Hollywood and movies make life interesting, and nothing is better than watching a movie together with your family.
Hollywood has come a long way over the years, but there is still much more that can be done to enhance the way that they influence our children and how they set themselves as a role model. You wouldn’t want your children to grow up and have no concept of wealth building or money management, so why let them be influenced by movie stars who have had no formal training at all. There is nothing worse than seeing a movie star make a fool of themselves in the tabloids, and Hollywood condones these types of actions with high rewards and by paying all of the various gossip magazines to pick up all of the dirty details.
Hollywood is just plain wrong for how they influence the community, and how they condone the poor actions of their movie stars. Obviously there are a lot of movie stars who take pride in themselves and hold up a stellar public image. But there are also the out of control party animals that make a fool of themselves in all of the magazines, and this is what gives Hollywood such a bad image. Yes it is true that we couldn’t live without movies, but it is also true that we could live without the negative effect that they have on our children.
Hollywood needs to step up to the plate and be a better role model, and in the long run it will affect the millions of children who watch movies and how they affect the community. Hollywood has been letting these negative actions slide for decades now and it is time to step up and make some changes, and these changes will positively affect how things are viewed in Hollywood and how their fans view the movies that they love.