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Why do ("most" not all) american movies portray americans as idiots.?

In a american movie (i'm also american). Seem no matter what situation. In american movies when there is a hostile situation americans will run around like idiots instead of choosing the obvious choice that will lead them to safety.

I believe they made fun of that in scary movie 1. Women running away from murderer. On table there are 2 knives, a gun, a grenade, and a banana. And she picks up the banana.

I been overseas quite a few times and they all yes ("ALL") truly believe that all americans are stupid because they watch our movies and they think that how we actually are.

Why does it seem like the vast majority of our movies make us look like complete idiots?

9 respuestas

  • hace 4 semanas

    For the most part, I don't think it is done intentionally as a commentary on how "dumb" Americans can be, but I see your point.  Traditionally, American entertainment is typically, "dumb-down", to make audiences "feel smarter" than the characters we're watching, which adds entertainment value and keeps us watching.  Hence, the "dopy-dad" in commercials and tv shows.  

    Hollywood isn't known for being very patriotic, and has a tendency to be anti-American, in many respects; so I don't put it past them to think that American audiences are, by-in-large, idiots who will accept anything fed to us, entertainment-wise.  I look at the Hollywood elite as the "sensitive unpopular kids" who grew up hating the "jocks" and "popular kids", who get all the attention.

  • hace 1 mes

    americans don't have a good reputation all over the world . they are viewed as arrogant , violent , racist and dumb . the wars they are starting are not helping . sometimes people just want to make fun of them and the way they know almost nothing about the rest of the world but america. 

  • Spike
    Lv 7
    hace 1 mes

    Sometime it just for laughs. But there are times when there are people that idiots or stupid for a moment or when doing something. Even when it not all the time.

    But there are time Americans are not portray as idiots. There are also time that just how it like in real life. Like in these movies.

    Full Metal Jacket

    Imitation of Life

    Guess Who Coming To Dinner

    In The Heat Of The Night

    Midnight Cowboy

    Kramer Vs. Kramer


    Rain Man

    Silver Linings Playbook

    In America

    Street Kings

    A Few Good Men

    Bruce Almighty

    The Kid(aka Disney's The Kid)

    Saving Mr. Banks

  • Steve
    Lv 6
    hace 1 mes

    I agree with the poster Bro Jest. Someone smart would possibly solve the problem in the movie rather fast. Eventually someone smart does the trick.  But, yeah, a lot of Americans are not the best and smartest human specimens. Im not saying Im safe from that assumption.

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  • hace 1 mes

    Movies often reflect reality to some degree, one way or another. Look at people's reaction compulsively buying toilet paper and fighting over it as if that's going to do any good.

  • hace 1 mes

    So the movie you reference is actually a COMEDY.  Her picking the banana is a JOKE.  And the joke in particular is about how people in horror movies make bad decisions.  There's an insurance ad (geico I think) making fun of that too which is funny.  The one where they eschew the running car that they could escape in to go hide in the tool shed with the killer right behind them.

    If you look at the results of standardized tests, the American educational system is below average by international standards despite the fact that we spend the 2nd most of the entire OECD on education.  A study showed that even US magnet schools, our BEST schools, are mediocre by international standards.

    So objectively speaking, we ARE idiots.  On average.  Of course individuals vary.

    But I think Americans do tend to perceive foreigners are smarter than they are because the foreigners we're exposed to are typically the smarter ones.  Those are the ones more likely to travel here or immigrate here.  There's plenty of stupid people abroad too.

  • Anónimo
    hace 1 mes

    Just an FYI most Americans are idiots. Give them something identifiable and they will buy into it, but if a concept they don't understand they'll look confused and call it un-American.

    A perfect example of this is tRump, whose ideas I strongly object to. He's put the concept

    of immigrants being evil in the minds of people who descend from immigrants themselves

    AND who often came here to escape persecution, war, poverty - just like more recent ones.

    Or that a socialist like Bernie Sanders is bad because it would help create financial equality unlike now where the tRumps, Kochs, Waltons etc have a ridiculous amount of wealth+power meanwhile there are people out there currently working 2 full time jobs .. just to pay their rent.

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    hace 1 mes

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  • hace 1 mes

    Without idiots the movies would have no plot and would be over in 5 minutes.

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