The heroes we see in today’s action movies are quite different from the heroes of legend and literature. Film, being short and dealing largely with externals, does not easily allow for deep insights into a character’s inner life. Heroes played by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger are neither thoughtful nor subtle. They are never inwardly complex. Their heroism is all in the external world and conflicts are always struggles with other people or life-threatening situations. Such tales are certainly entertaining, but they provide nothing to illuminate the more psychological aspects of being human.