Because it takes us away from the real world! We may disagree with this harsh reality but the fact on which every one of us will agree is that none of us are fully satisfied with our present life. Movies take us to the fantasy world, where we instantly identify ourselves with the hero. Movies help us to achieve all those things which we were never able to accomplish in our real life. There we sing, we dance, we romance, we fight and we perform several extraordinary deeds. There we are glorified, loved and praised by all. Sadly the fantasy world does not last forever. But whenever we get an opportunity to be unreal we immediately grab it. Day dreaming, taking refuge of alcohols and other sedatives are the other options availed to run away from the real world.
However there is no use in running away from the truth. Instead of fretting and fantasizing let us understand the nature of this world. Let us try to understand - Who we are? What is this world? What is the purpose of our life? In fact simply eating, sleeping, working, raising children, increasing bank balance could not be our life’s purpose. Even animals can enjoy such life. We are spiritual beings, currently suffering in this material world which is termed as dukhalayam asasvatam (Bhagavad Gita 8.15), an abode of miseries, and the purpose of our life is to return back to the spiritual world. The human life which we have got should be used to cross the mighty ocean of material discomforts. Let us understand the real problem of this real world and endeavour to get out of it as soon as possible.