Montage of movie trailers comedically shows Hollywood’s obsession with the exploits of the “one man” throughout the last few decades.
While we don’t hear many voice-overs on movie trailers anymore, it is funny and telling to see how bedeviled we were (still are?) with the one man who conquers the bad guys, saves the world, and gets the girl. What I find most interesting are the racial and gender stereotypes that come to the fore—the only woman is promoting a romantic comedy, all Asian men are martial arts experts, and men of color are hardly ever the protagonist. How do you think the movie industry and our escapism fantasy has changed? How has it remained the same?