I’m not really a big movie buff (unlike The Misses), but when I do watch movies I usually prefer they have something resembling a “happy ending”. Does this mean I’m not a discerning movie viewer? Maybe…but I really don’t care. I watch movies for entertainment mostly, not to inform me about how the world operates.
Since I actually can observe the world around me, I am already aware that people don’t usually live happily ever after. The calvary doesn’t always arrive in the nick of time. And frequently the bad guys escape justice. Why watch a gritty and realistic movie about the problems in the world, when I can just read the news?