I've always been puzzled by the desire to categorize characters and stories into narrowly defined boundaries.
When people watch a romantic comedy, or a family drama, or a boy's adventure, there's no expectation that the character needs any kind of ideological or political motive.
The motivations of characters in those genres are personal: emotional, psychological, even spiritual.
When I sat down with Eric Singer as we set out to collaborate on writing The Purge, I told him that he should think of Aeon Flux as a James Bond movie if it was directed by Ingmar Bergman.
― Peter Chung, Monday, 2 July 2018 00:20 (four years ago) link