My best friend and I sat on the front row of the dingy movie theater, trying to hold it together. We were only ten years old, our bottom lips quivered and our eyes filled with moisture.
We had just finished watching “Benji: The Hunted.” (A movie about a little dog if you aren’t familiar with 80’s kid’s movies.) As the lights in the theatre came up, I looked at my friend. Both of us frantically wiped the tears from our eyes. We knew we had a problem.
When Hollywood invents fictional mentors, their sole purpose is to move the storyline forward. Movie mentors are caricatures with highly exaggerated features which seem primarily positive. But upon further review, they often do more harm than good. In this article, we will take a deeper look and poke a little fun at Hollywood’s attempt at mentorship. Hopefully, you can learn what NOT to do.
Over the past seven decades, our production has gradually decreased while our consumption has increased exponentially. We are now a country that relies almost entirely on others to provide for our needs. That is a dangerous place to be in this globally volatile political atmosphere.