Yes. They are brainwashing us. They always have been. It's just now faster and easier to make films than 40 years ago so we get more now then people did then.
I am being brainwashed as I write in fact...watching Fringe.
"WHERE'S THE KA-BOOM? THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING KA-BOOM!!!" -- Marvin the Martian