Love is Everywhere


Stephanie Lynch, Staff Writer

All movies are secretly about love.  No matter the movie there is always a hidden romantic storyline.  The romance is the most entertaining part of every movie.  If the movie isn’t directly about romance, the love story is always better developed.  Many people gloss over the signs of a romance in any kind of movie.  In a horror, action or crime film, there is more than likely a love story.  Whether the story is dragged out or on the shorter side, you realize how love makes the plot more entertaining.  A phrase used very frequently now is ‘it’s for the plot’ or ‘does it make the plot better?’. In the case of romance in movies, the plot always benefits.

An example of this scenario is in the movie, The Hunger Games.  This romance is even more interesting due to the love triangle between Peeta, Gale, and Katniss.  Although the real plot is about the Reapings and the storyline of Katniss, the love story helped develop the plot and make it more interesting.  At first, you love Katniss and Gale, but eventually you will see the sparks between Katniss and Peeta.  Throughout the duration of the trilogy, you are fighting for Team Peeta or Team Gale.  In the end, there is one clear choice – Team Peeta.

In the Marvel movies, there is always a love story waiting to happen.  In these movies, there is a love interest that gets brought back.  The reoccurring love stories make the movies more exciting and enjoyable.  A personal favorite love story is between Peter Parker and MJ in the Spiderman movies.

As you can see, love is everywhere.  Although rom coms can be amazing to watch, the hidden romances make the plot more interesting.  Next time you watch a movie, try to find the hidden love story.