Romance and action movies are very different. Romance is all about falling in love and romantic stories, and action is all about fighting and becoming a new person. It can be hard to say which one you like the most. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Romance and action movies are very different. Romance is all about falling in love and romantic stories, and action is all about fighting and becoming a new person. It can be hard to say which one you like the most.

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Action or romance movies?

March 1, 2022

Two amazing genres of movies, action and romance, but which is better? Some prefer the exciting fight scenes of action movies while others enjoy unique stories of romance movies.  Staff Writers Micah Freeman and Abrial Rand argue about why one is better than the other.

Variety of action movies triumphs over romance movies

Wouldn’t you rather watch a story filled with an actually interesting cast and a fun story rather than an extremely boring story about two people falling in love? Yeah, me too. 

Action movies are more interesting than romance movies.

While there are character roles in action movies, they are constantly changed to breathe a new life into these old character roles…”

— Staff Writer Micah Freeman

Action movies are known for their spectacle when it comes to visuals. For example, the Marvel movies have many groundbreaking set-pieces, such as the battle of New York in “Avengers” or the QuickSilver scenes in the X-men movies. Either way, they are well shot and visually pleasing to watch.

You can still have a romance plot in an action movie without it being completely boring. “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” is a movie where the main character, Scott, is madly in love with Ramona Flowers, who just moved to his hometown of Toronto, Canada. The movie shows Scott and Ramona starting a relationship while also fighting off the seven evil exes of Ramona. This movie is proof that you can have a romance story without being extremely boring.

Unlike romance movies who have been using the same types of characters since their start, action movies always have something to change up the character tropes. While there are character roles in action movies, they are constantly changed to breathe a new life into these old character roles, unlike romance movies.

The best thing about the variety is that even if you do not like superhero movies you can still enjoy a good action movie.”

— Staff Writer Micah Freeman

They are not just superhero movies. They also can be pirate movies or space movies or even comedies. The best thing about the variety is that even if you do not like superhero movies you can still enjoy a good action movie.

Out of the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time, eight of them are action movies. The top two are “Avatar” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

You can never really have a bad time watching an action movie. Every time I watch an action movie with friends or family, it is always a new, fun experience.

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Romance movies are better than action movies

Do you want to watch a story about two people falling in love, and romance, or would you want to watch a dull story about people fighting and bloody scenes? If you picked love and romance, you’re not alone.

Romance movies are better than action movies because you can relate to the characters, and even connect with them emotionally.  They also can teach life lessons.

At the beginning of most romance movies, it starts with a girl that does not know what love is, then makes friends and gets close to this boy who then falls in love with her. After they fall in love, something happens with the relationship and they distance for a while, then they fall in love for the rest of the movie.

This is an example of the normal relationship between two people.  In most relationships, partners do end up falling for each other and then get back together after some necessary distance. It may be a pattern, but it is a pattern people can relate to.

It may be a pattern, but it is a pattern people can relate to.”

— Staff Writer Abrial Rand

There are some good movies without the normal girl falling in love with the normal high school boy. For example, in “Twilight,” a girl is moving in with her dad and meets a boy that cannot be around her because he is a vampire and she is very tempting. They wind up being madly in love with each other and cannot stay away from each other. 

This is another version of connecting with a character, but you can emotionally connect to them instead.  Sometimes in the relationship you can connect to that example because you can get together then something can get in the way of that then find a way back to each other. In the relationship, someone from school or your family tries to do something to make you guys split up, then you realize that you guys are perfect for each other and apologize to each other, and get back together.

The scenarios in romance movies tug on the emotions in a variety of ways.

In the movie “After,” Tessa moved to college and met this boy Hardin. On the first night of her being there she goes to a college party for the first time and does not know what to expect. While she is at the party, she meets this group of friends and Hardin. 

One of the girls dared her to kiss him and she did not, so Hardin said on a video that he would make her fall in love with him and then walk away from that. 

At the end of the movie they were living together and she got suspicious of a text on his phone, but he said it was nothing. Then he leaves and she follows him.  When she gets there she sees the group she met at the party. The girl that filmed the video shows her, and she runs away back home for a few days. 

In the next  movie “After we collided,” he apologizes to her and explains that he fell in love with her in a way that he never thought could happen.

This teaches that no matter what happens, you can always give people a second chance. You can be friends or in a relationship with them, and it won’t matter.

Meanwhile, in action movies most of the heroes win against the villains again and again. The villains do pretty much the same thing in every action movie. They try to put the hero down and fight with them because they want their way for the world or universe.

You can really never get bored of romance because it holds unique stories every time. I know that whenever I watch a movie like that with a friend, we have such a good time.

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