I’ve been fascinated by the concept of the Hero’s Journey, because it really does apply to so many films and stories we consume. It infiltrates the TV shows we watch, the novels we read, and the games we play. It spans every genre. Everyone likes a comeback story.
In fact, in movies where the hero’s journey isn’t present, there’s a tangible missing element. It feels off. It feels like it’s missing something, but it’s extremely difficult to put a finger on exactly what is missing.
I’ve spent the last couple days thinking about examples that don’t use the Hero’s Journey, but I can’t! That must, more than anything, display the truthfulness of the power of the concept of the Hero’s Journey.