Swordfish: Not the Typical Action Packed Thriller
In the article ?Creating the Myth,? the author Linda Seger tells us what makes a good movie a great movie. Seger points out the hero myth that is portrayed in most movies in one way or another. The hero myth depicts what everyone wants or would like to think is part of his/her daily lives. Whether each of us lives our lives as hero?s do it does not matter, we like to think that we in one way or at one time live the life of a hero. Seger tells us that all great films have a hero myth behind them that usually starts with the hero living a normal life much like the whole of society. The movie Swordfish depicts the hero myth very well, though it doesn?t go about this in the most conventional way that is usually done with movies. Swordfish is a high intensity action film with both patriotic and patriarchal heroes at its center point.
The movie begins with Gabriel talking about the crappiness of Hollywood?s filmmaking. We only realize what?s going on when he is done talking and gets up to leave.
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