Enjoy it in the theater. Be the commentator at home.
Entertainment has exhausted the drama of the bad person doing wrong. Sadly, they now try to convince us that there are few who are truly bad and there is little truly wrong.
I believe there are four main categories of argumentation, with one subcategory that is combined as needed with the primary four:
Though, for instance, the religious may use their sacred text more and the analytical may use research more and the ignorant may use sarcasm more, all sides utilize all four categories to undergird their perspective. They are wise to do so. No single category can solve a disagreement, but cumulatively they clarify each perspective overall.
Know when and when not to use each.
“Great art does not push aside the moral boundaries of the past, it pushes the art form forward. I do not believe that safe and status quo films, though decently acted, should garner awards. Those films which push the art form forward and add to its rich heritage should attain that distinction.”
Watch the black and white film Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) with José Ferrer in the lead role. It’s a fantastic tale of love and wanting the best for someone else, even if it means not getting something you desire. And the final frame of a life sacrificially given — laying at the foot of a cross while his beloved weeps over him and over her realization of what she has lost — is more than poignant. It harkens to the greater story line, the greater sacrifice, the greater mediator, the greater love.
It is interesting to me how “self-sacrifice for the sake of someone else’s eternal best” is universally honored.