Why we watch fantasy shows and films

Evil Queen Regina - Photo Credit Aumanack Diversão sem limite (Flickr)
Evil Queen Regina - Photo Credit Aumanack Diversão sem limite (Flickr)

Once Upon A Time has the following  intro for the first season;

“Once upon a time. There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic characters we know or think we know. One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen. Our world. This is how it happened.”

Evil Queen Regina - Photo Credit Aumanack Diversão sem limite (Flickr)
Evil Queen Regina – Photo Credit Aumanack Diversão sem limite (Flickr)

What if our world has a parallel universe? Imagine that nothing bad happened! Evil has never won the wars.

žThe fantasy drama has become a real phenomenon in recent years. True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Merlin, Forever, Grimm, Reign, SupernaturalThe 100, The Originals are only some of the more famous ones. Why are these zombies, magicians, and vampires so interesting and popular? The fantasy genre has become increasingly popular over the last 20 years due in no small part to the development of technology. Everything looks more real on the screens now. Additionally, Fantasy films provide an environment of escape for individuals who have stressful lives; to believe in the magic and miracles for a while reminds us of the existence of hope. All fantasy productions have secret spiritual messages and they give an opportunity to the audiences for creating a Neverland Island for at least 45 minutes. It is the new century’s Robinson Cruise story. Fantasy production is the new desert island for city people.

 What if we have superpowers?

Heroes was built upon this idea.

 

Heroes -  Photo Credit  David (Flickr)
Heroes – Photo Credit David (Flickr)

Thinking about rescuing people from disasters, to have an ability to see the future, to be able to time travel could change the world. Also, our ordinary lives could change extremely, if we can fly, cure ourselves or collect extreme abilities.

Humanity is the most powerful creature in the world but what if there was another one?

The Vampires, magicians, elfs, zombies, spacemen…

Charming vampires and their love stories touch an emotion in our souls; to be the only person for someone.

 

Twilight - Photo Credit nataliya kamp (Flickr)
Twilight – Photo Credit nataliya kamp (Flickr)

 

Fairytales are so old for new century’s children

In the last 10 years, people want to believe in themselves more than ever. Time is flying and everything is going so fast. In these circumstances, to go far away from reality for a while is like finding magic again. The magical worlds and supernatural characters successfully send audiences to the Neverlands.

Yesterday’s children believed in fairytales. However, today’s children haven’t got anything for believing. They need magic too. They will create their century’s magical creatures. They will continue to do this and adults will continue to escape to desert islands.