The options are not “hero of the story”, “villain”,
“love/lust interest”or “dead in a gutter”.
Movies are a way to tell a story and an art form, but they are not representational or reality. Unless it is a documentary, it is more like a fable than an account of events. Even documentaries strongly slant what you see to send the message they are looking to send, creating major confirmation bias.
Movies are like cartoons, comics and sock puppet shows.
They are entertainment, meant to evoke feelings and cater to fantasies.
(Warning, this post is from the brief period when I was “trying to blog the right way”, my apologies if the tone is too directive or otherwise made of gurr.)