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In Need of a Hero
During the Great Depression, America searched for a hero. People needed someone who can save them from all of their troubles, or someone who could at least get their mind off of them.
Americans fell in love with the good guy character that could do no wrong, and it made them feel better about the problems going on in the country. However at the turn of the 21st Century, a new revolution brewed. The "Good Guy" that American once celebrated are turned into the antagonist, or the individual going against our true hero. Americans today look up to the "Bad Guy."
All American good guys like Superman represented all of the respectable things in the world, such as loyalty, truth, and the belief that good will always reign over evil in the end. The times are changing, and the good guys we once loved are now becoming despised for the very things people used to love them for. Rather than the innocent Shirley Temple, people are looking up at drunk, treacherous pirates such as Captain Jack Sparrow from the adored movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Characters like Sparrow stand against what all of the good guys of the past stood for. Our generation of heroes follows people who are dishonest, faithless, and rotten.
"I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid," said Captain Jack Sparrow making fun of the fact that the good guy would risk everything to do what is right in their own opinion, even if it may seem "stupid." Their intention was always to do what was right.
"Those crimes being numerous in quantity and sinister in nature... Impersonating an officer of the Royal Navy; impersonating a clergy of the Church of England... arson; kidnapping; perjury; piracy; pilfering; deprivation of a Federal Loyalist," are some of the crimes Jack Sparrow had committed, yet as people heard these crimes, they found them to be amusing and admired the Jack Sparrow character even more.
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 grossed $55,830,600 in its first weekend making it the highest opening weekend gross ever. This is over $15,000 more than Spiderman 2 which is the first movie on the list that celebrates the good guy. To make the people feel better about this little known fact they disguise the bad guy as a good guy. John Q is a movie about a man whose son has heart problems that leads to him needing a new heart. However, John Q can not afford the surgery to get the boy a new heart. After finally breaking down from the pressure of his son dying and his wife demanding that he does something he does the only thing that he thinks he can do, and he holds everyone in the hospital hostage until his son's heart is fixed.
In the real world, people can't just shut down a hospital and point a gun at people to get what they want. They should not be seen as a hero for putting many peoples lives in danger just for one person. While he who was cheated by his insurance company, the right thing to do was not to have a hostage situation where he can jeopardize his life and the lives of others. There were alternative ways he could have handled it. Hollywood made people fall in love with this characters intentions and made people forgive him for breaking the law.
What happened to the time where the good guy was the person everyone wanted to be when they grew up? When did people start dressing up as Lex Luthor rather than dress up as Superman? The times are still changing and one day it may come to the point that all good guys are hated by many people and one day the world can be changed because people's morals have changed.