When all my heroes are now old and gray, what does that say about me?
Things got weird for me in terms of animation when I found myself older than the elementary, middle school and high school characters that make up so many of the shows. If I was in their universes and wanted to hang with them, they'd think I was a dirty old man!
It's pulling another hamstring at 50 and realizing how fucked your body is as you count up the injuries. Harrison looks even frailer in the new indy.
I first watched The Wrath of Khan when I was 12, and I've watched it so many times since, that I've memorized the SCORE. I watched it recently and now that I'm in my 50s, it is 100% a completely different movie. The scene in the Genesis cave hits HARD now.
As for my heroes, well, some of them have always been old and grey (Gandalf, for instance) but most of my beloved imperilled heroines in horror and gothic mysteries films are fairly young.
I liked the original Swedish version (A Man Called Ove) but I've yet to catch up with this Hollywood remake. I somehow managed to miss it in cinemas, so now it is in Dillon Empire catch-up list purgatory.
Yeah, this is something we better come to terms with.
On the bright side, cartoon characters stay the same. I mean, until AI really gets it's claws into the entertainment industry. Then all bets are off as cinematic/ television time becomes a Borg playground