When people watch movies, they often tend to "turn off their minds." They seek to escape reality for a while and lose themselves in a visual story. Perhaps there is a time for this, but even when we seek to escape, our minds are still fed messages--messages that contain another person's worldview.
Another way to approach films is to engage them. To ask ourselves what the point is at the turn of every new scene.
I think there is a time for escape and a time for engagement.
Just some thoughts.
As opposed to movies, literature often calls and even compels us to put on our thinking caps.
It is almost impossible to read a novel to escape, but when reading one is easily whisked away to another world.
Just some more thoughts.