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Why do I not feel anything from action movies/tv shows?
OCEAN | 
United States KKonian 
Watching action movies or tv shows with fighting and such I dont feel much excitement/hype from it. I'm not immune to that feeling all together but I just feel nothing from that kind of content usually. Am I just immune from playing so many video games with with action for a so long or something?
2021-09-22 00:20
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#1
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Brazil Fan_do_Trk
Ppl said its not possible lol
2021-09-22 00:21
We'll have to put you down
2021-09-22 00:22
same here, i swear if there are scenes with cars chasing i instantly skip them, its so fucking boring and nothing ever happens. action movies in general suck, they have no good story because the movie gets carried by action scenes with explosions and guns. simply a waste of time.
2021-09-22 00:27
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#14
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Argentina atriX^
If the movie has you invested and you care about the characters, the car chase shouldn't detract you from the story. But if you don't care about the characters, it just doesn't matter what they are doing because you won't care anyway hence the loss of any tension or drama.
2021-09-22 00:37
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KQLY | 
Other aidter
+1 these types of movie got boring because it's too much cliche but I do enjoy a good documentary type movie or a good sci-fy or an old blockbuster
2021-09-22 02:29
you're maybe watching bad action content, like marvel movies
2021-09-22 00:27
Did u seen movie called upgrade?
2021-09-22 00:27
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no
2021-09-22 00:30
#10
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Brazil qrii
because it is FAKE, they are ACTING. it's entertainment for low iq people
2021-09-22 00:31
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thats pretty lowiq to say tbh lmao
2021-09-22 14:12
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#48
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Brazil qrii
Expected from TV WATCHER
2021-09-22 14:16
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expected from JUDGER
2021-09-22 14:17
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#51
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Brazil qrii
Wtf did I sound arrogant and JUDGER? My bad...
2021-09-22 14:19
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stop acting u entertainment for low iq people loooool
2021-09-22 14:20
#11
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Argentina atriX^
Well, with the amount of shit being churned out these days by Hollywood, maybe it's not you, maybe you are not feeling anything because what you are watching is so bad that it doesn't provoke anything on you. This is not restricted to action but to all genres. Maybe if you provide examples...
2021-09-22 00:34
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Right now I'm talking about anime but it still applies to regular tv shows and movies. I'm watching code geass and I like the story but I just feel bored during the action scenes. Haven't watched any Hollywood movies in a long time though.
2021-09-22 00:37
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#18
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Argentina atriX^
Haven't seen it. But your lack of excitement can be related to its execution. Maybe you care about the characters but if the cinematography is not on point, then the tension is lost. Sometimes this happens (and much more now than in the past) because actors don't do their stunts which forces the director to put more cuts which makes it harder to tell what is going on. And sometimes it's simply terrible directing. Watch this: youtu.be/8fT-l0YYLHI?t=61 Then watch this: youtu.be/gowIGY0ZARA?t=106 The difference is very clear. It might sound like a small thing but being able to see the actors' faces during fights goes a long way into adding tension to the scene.
2021-09-22 00:53
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I dont know my heart rate stays around resting watching that. Is it not the same for you?
2021-09-22 00:58
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Argentina atriX^
If I'm invested in the characters and the story and the execution is on point then yes, I feel excitement or fear for the protagonist or anger towards the villain. What I said above is also the same in the opposite direction. You can have a good execution of an action scene but if you don't give a shit about the characters then the whole sequence is empty emotionally and I feel nothing. A clear example of this would be: youtu.be/Fnbf1E3YTxg?t=21
2021-09-22 01:04
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Yeah I guess I see the point. I'm just trying to think about if and how that applies to me. Maybe if I just coincidentally dont really care for the characters in those kinds of shows and movies
2021-09-22 01:09
Man I've watched a lot of movies but action scenes rarely give me any real excitment The chase scenes in baby driver were fantastic but I would attribute that mostly to the director being clever and mixing visual and audio really well Same thing with sicario, there's an action scene that lasts about 10 seconds but the build up to it is about 5 minutes and the way everything unfolds makes it all interesting In my opinion the only way to get real excitment out of the viewer would be to defie expectations, and that's pretty hard
2021-09-22 01:17
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#37
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Argentina atriX^
Maybe you just don't like action movies just like I don't like horror movies. Defying expectations is certainly not the solution because sometimes you might get movies that do it just for the sake of it even if it makes no sense. An action movie doesn't have to be particularly clever. The simplest plot might do if your audience cares about your characters. If they do, then they'll root for your protagonist either way. It's also important to have a god damn good villain. The saying "A movie is only as good as its villain" is 100% true. The villain is the artifact for which your entire movie is based upon. Weak villains makes for weak stories because if the hero has no good villain to overcome, then you hero has no growth, no fear, no peril and therefore the audience feels no emotion because there are no stakes. Again, it doesn't have to be a convoluted plot, even the most simplest of plots can work if you had damn good characters such as: imdb.com/title/tt0095016/?ref_=nv_sr_srs.. imdb.com/title/tt0111257/?ref_=nv_sr_srs..
2021-09-22 02:17
I guess its because your conscience keeps telling you that all this shit is fake and you are just wasting time.
2021-09-22 00:35
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Denmark Fishlicks
Dude, I feel exactly the same. I stopped watching movies entirely - it's boring.
2021-09-22 00:46
Maybe because they just copypaste scenarios from one movie to another and it becomes boring af when you know that protagonist will never die
2021-09-22 00:54
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RpK | 
France HippzZ
You need to watch anime then
2021-09-22 00:59
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2021-09-22 01:03
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RpK | 
France HippzZ
Maybe you should watch LOGH then, it is very cerebral it would maybe stimulates you more
2021-09-22 13:46
You're just aging.
2021-09-22 01:00
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aka developing a brain and not eating up hollywood slop
2021-09-22 01:18
I quit watching super hero movies over a decade ago. They are all so boring.
2021-09-22 01:16
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they're fun when you're a kid and dont know any better. But once you grow up, you realize how boring, stale, and repetitive they are.
2021-09-22 01:20
probably cuz your above the age of 13
2021-09-22 01:24
me too , I dont watch a movie/tv show/anime in 2 years , Its just boring now
2021-09-22 01:30
TV isn't for entertainment anymore. It's for social engineering and political thought control. You're rejecting it because it's crap. There is nothing wrong with you. Just let that stuff rot on the vine. Find better uses for your time and better outlets for day-to-day stress. Video games still have a few year left before it is completely overrun with the same garbage. Ride that wave while it lasts.
2021-09-22 01:41
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I know what you mean but the first part isnt applicable for me
2021-09-22 01:42
#55
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Brazil find_Elvis
+1 unfortunately
2021-09-22 15:32
This is how mass shooting at schools begins.
2021-09-22 01:52
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I'd say it starts with bullying ( i know its a joke)
2021-09-22 14:19
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Jokes aside. True. That and lack of communication at home.
2021-09-22 14:22
seems the exact same for me, only interesting thing to watch on tv is my team's soccer matches it feels like i have no patience to watch anything else
2021-09-22 02:00
2021-09-22 02:36
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No
2021-09-22 03:15
Action scenes are only good if you already care about the characters and if there is actually something at stake. This is why pure action movies usually suck. The only one I've really enjoyed is Diehard. They don't take the time to setup the characters and tell us why we should even care if they win. Also this is why many people prefer non-scripted entertainment like sports. We care about our team and there is always something at stake, we never know if they will win or lose. Also this is why shows like Game of Thrones were so popular. In the early seasons, there was something at stake in every battle.
2021-09-22 03:07
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Die hard 1 and 2 are great movies. There are no action movies like that these days unfortunately.
2021-09-22 11:16
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Europe SigmaMale
xD
2021-09-22 14:11
#44
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Europe SigmaMale
artistic
2021-09-22 13:59
#45
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Greece Graecos
They just suck. You can't imagine how I feel about it since I learnt sword fighting
2021-09-22 14:03
these movies are made for children
2021-09-22 15:25
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