Top 10: What genre would you like to live in if you were a character in a movie, book or TV show?

  • Would you want your life to be a romantic comedy, or an action movie?
  • From exploring Doraemon’s world to living life in the Harry Potter universe, here’s what our readers had to say
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Would you want your life to be an action, adventure, or comedy?

A romantic movie. Then I could experience the kind of love that every girl dreams about. In the movie, I’d be an adult woman in a relationship with a man. There might be both joy or hiccups in our relationship. I might break up with him in the end, but that wouldn’t matter, because it would be an experience I haven’t had before.

Hebe Wong Ching-yi, 15, Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School

I’d choose to be living like a princess. Although life might be quiet, on the bright side, princesses don’t need to go to school, do homework, or do household chores. They just need to have good manners. It’s like having a summer holiday for your entire life. How great is that!

Hayley Wong Yeuk-hei, 12 , Maryknoll Fathers’ School

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I’d want to be in an action movie, because it would be so exciting. I could meet people with amazing superpowers, see Godzilla and Kong battle it out, and so much more. In an action movie, you never know what’s going to happen. There may be an alien invasion, a deadly parasite, or even be living in a virtual reality without realising it. However, you have to be careful, or you might become the unfortunate victim of circumstances!

Chiu Ka-yat, 13, Maryknoll Fathers’ School

I’d like to live in the Harry Potter universe because I yearn for a bit of magic in my life. I often imagine the things I would do if I lived in such a world, for example, using magic to help me do my homework, clean my house, and create whatever I want. Such a life sounds amazing.

Paco Chan, 15, Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School

Could your life use a little more magic?

It would have to be a dramedy. Because of my clumsy and awkward behaviour, my life often feels like a comedy. And while that’s pretty funny, drama would make this fictional life so much more interesting. From sibling rivalry to heart-stopping incidents, I’d want drama to be a big part of my life.

Senuna Chan, 13, St Mary’s Canossian College

I’d choose science fiction. Although I might not be the main character in this movie, book or TV show, I would still enjoy this adventure featuring fantastic things such as huge spaceships, aliens, weird plants and food. If I were in danger, my teammates would save me just in time, so I wouldn’t have to worry about my safety. Having an exciting and unpredictable adventure is every boy’s fantasy.

Anson Chau Chun-hung, 16, Ho Yu College and Primary School

What’s the quickest way to make you angry?

A comedy. There is no dark side in these TV shows or movies. Everyone wears a smile and is optimistic at all times. In such a world, no one would bully or attack each other. Everyone would be treated nicely. There would only be laughter. Happiness would spread like Covid-19 and I would live in bliss.

Steven Wang Xin-ge, 15, Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School

I’d want to be a character in a war film. I’d want to experience fighting in the Pacific Ocean Theatre, or the Eastern Front. I’d even want to take part in big events such as the Battle of Stalingrad. These are parts of history I’d love to visit.

William Mak Wing-lim, 12, LKWFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School

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I would want to live in a cartoon movie. They are full of beauty and innocence, and usually have a happy ending. However, all happy endings must come through effort. Every cartoon character has a different personality – they may be brave, generous or kind-hearted – and we can learn something from each of them. What’s more, they are cute, unique, and full of childlike innocence.

Lily Ye, 15, Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School

I’d want to live in Doraemon’s world. Then I could make friends with Doraemon and play with him, and ask him for help when I needed it. Also, we could use the Anywhere Door to travel around the world and learn things from other countries.

Song Zicong 13, Ho Yu College and Primary School

Who would you swap lives with for a day?

Our question for next week is: If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?

If you’d like to take part, please send your response, along with your full name, age and school, to [email protected] by Friday, April 23!

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