why do people like action and fantasy movies

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Why do people like action and fantasy movies

Why do people like to watch action movies?
Why do some people enjoy fantasy movies?

Apart from the excitement people get while watching these movies there is another powerful reason that motivates people to see them.

Before i tell you about this reason i must first tell you about how humans respond to stress.

Humans feel bad whenever they face a stressful situation that they can't handle. For example, you could became really stressed before a presentation because you believe that the outcome you will get is far away from being under your control.

So what does this has to do with action moves?

Action movies, fantasy movies and controlled stress

It was found that people enjoy stressful situations when they are completely in control of them and when they are in the same time short lived.

Why you think some people enjoy the roller coaster ride?
Its because people get short term excitement, or in other words short term stress, that fulfills the two conditions. First its controlled because the person knows that he is safe, secondly its short lived because the person knows that the ride will end in few minutes.

Now back to movies, the same thing happens exactly while you are watching an action movie. You get stressed and excited but in the same time you feel 100% safe. In addition you know that the movie will only last for few hours.

Movies and healthy escapement

Action and fantasy movies also provide a perfect healthy escapement environment for people who have stressful lives.

Whenever a person watches a movie he actually identifies with the hero, becomes one with him in his imagination and as a result he feels more confident by the end of the movie!

In the Solid Self confidence program i said that the subconscious mind can't tell the difference between the real experience and a visualized experience, so when the movie hero does heroic acts your subconscious mind believes that you are the one who did them provided that you identified with him.

didn't you notice that you walk with wider steps after seeing an action movie that you like? According to body language walking with wide steps indicates the presence of courage and confidence.

Because you, or in other words the hero you identified with, killed the bad guys, defeated the flying dragon and saved the princess you felt much more confident after watching the movie.

This is why so many people love action and fantasy movies.

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