Movies and TV shows hold sway over viewers’ idea about the world and their values. Those productions should therefore promote what is right; otherwise, there may be confusion, anxiety or fear widespread among the public, and that would be dangerous.
When teenage viewers witnessed, in many superhero movies, that a vigilante was unwelcome as misunderstood, they must be desperately anxious. It must be perplexing that the hero who should receivetremendous applause can be be abandoned. It is not until the end of the story when people finally appreciate the hero’s intents and deeds that the teenage viewers feel safe, settle down, and have faith in the values that has been instilled in them. Good people being recognized and rewarded with praise is therefore critical to the development of adolescents, whose worldview is in the vital formative years, and during the years, the young people should not be disappointed.
It is believe that all humans have the criminal genes, and they may beunrestrained when TV or movies send the message that justice is sometimes absent. Also, when people are told that rewards are not the necessary result of their kind heart or good character, they may becomeapathetic about others. I have seen some TV shows in which bad people escape from the punishment and good people wind up with a grave loss, and I could not stop worrying that people would misconceive of the world as a flawed system that they can take advantage of. Or they may simply lose their confidence in the system. By contrast, I have no such worries when I watch American or Chinese TV or movies, in which good people always defeat bad ones.
TV or movie producers must be careful with what they present. Although the cliché that good people should be rewarded and the bad ones should be punished feels boring, moral correctness is certainly desirable.