Hollywood really likes to kill your family. (See also: superheroes.)
The only time you're allowed to have a family on TV is when it's a soap opera. (But then soap opera family. Functional.) If nobody bites it, the hack writers can't handle the plot. The relationships are too complex. Have to have scenes with, like, more than two characters interacting.
In Hollywood, nobody has parents. Or children. Or gods, for that matter; not a single speck of real piety. If your family is already gone they'll kill your little dog too.
And then you wonder why there's issues with the birth rate.
Is this something to do with Jewish parents being completely insufferable nags?
Not only can you not have a family in Hollywood, you can't even have friends. You wouldn't dream for a second that any of these characters like each other.
Are these actors supposed to be any good? To me being "friendly" looks like they low-key want to kill each other, but are too tired to bother. Seems to be more acting during interviews than on film and broadcast.
They're going out of their way to be unrelatable, aren't they? If the story isn't entirely irrelevant to your life, their work is not yet done.
I'm remembering the Shakespeare-style formulaic two-regular-blokes comic relief in Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm thinking the writers need training wheels.
It's boring. They start with impoverished worlds and tightly restricted relationships, and then kill some of them. Lame. No wonder they have to lean so heavily on spectacle. It's not like they have anything else to lean on.
AND they're not very good at spectacle. Avatar was the last time anyone put effort into environments.
But seriously Disney has a massive hard-on for making "kids" movies where the parents die. It's a mass child-traumatization firm.
Parents happily line up to have this sewage poured into the eyes of individuals they allegedly love. Supply meets demand. "Honey, all your heroes act as if we're dead. Act as if we're dead too, okay?" Can't say such parents don't deserve it.