In movies, when someone gives an urgent life/death order, why does the person they give it to usually just stand there and question it?
It happens in almost every film ever made where anything urgent happens.1st person either calls or is face 2 face with 2nd person. "Get out, get help" or several other ways to tell them to get into action &/or how to prevent their own & possibly several other people's deaths. The other person, usually a woman (I don't know if film makers think women are too stupid to tell when they should take action?) will ask "Why?" or "What's happening?" over & over til she herself & possibly several other people die or get in a situation where she can no longer help. She'll keep asking even when the person on the other line is obviously being shot @ or killed. If its in person she will just stare dumbly or again, ask those same two questions repeatedly until she dies or something.Is this supposed to add something special to the movie besides frustration or possibly gratuitous violence? If anyone can explain why this weird and annoying bit in so many films, I'd be grateful. Also, has anyone ever heard of or seen anyone do a version of this in real life?