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I love movies. And as a writer I love characters even more. That's why it drives me up a wall when a film has a character, specifically a villain that serves no purpose or development or story. Every second given to a character we don't need takes away from the reasons we're all watching to begin with. Sometimes the villain is within, or it's existential. Save money on casting.

Redditor u/syngedsyringe wanted to discuss which films have an overload of characters by asking... What movie has an unnecessary conflict or villain?
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Not everyone can wield the power of Mjolnir – the mighty hammer forged by dwarfs associated with Thor in Nordic mythology.

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After we've watched a movie, it can be difficult to imagine the film as a project that took months or years to finally culminate into the product we see at the theater or on our television.

But it was built and hacked together, piece by piece.

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Be it a novel, play, television show, or movie, it has a protagonist.

Because, frankly, it needs one. The main character provides the lens through which we watch the action, and their emotional journey through some conflict is what drives the whole plot.

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In this time of COVID one of the great things the world has learned is that artists and the work of an artist is essential. Maybe not as life saving as our medical personal and grocery store clerks who literally kept people alive, but art has had a massive hand in keeping people sane. And one of life's finest artistic gifts is literature. Books change lives. Their stories and characters and tales of fierce humanity and fragile love have given many people a purpose to go on. That's why so many books are so often reread and passed onto loved ones. its always fun to spread the wealth.

Redditor u/maplesyrupdeficiency wanted to what literature we need to get to immediately so can enhance our lives by asking.... What book have you read that has forever changed the way you view or live life?
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