I grew up being fed a constant stream of testosterone filled explosionfests at an early age which is why I’m awesome and TC, the Labrat and Z are not. I mean, there are probably other reasons as well, but I’m not a doctor qualified in such diagnoses and I really don’t care much about the underlying reasons for their lameness.
I look at Errol Morris’s first two films, Vernon, Florida and Gates of Heaven, as learning experiences for the film-maker. Both, on the surface, are not really about a particular topic. But both have themes that show up while you are watching the films. It was if Morris set out to make these films without a grasp of what he wanted to show up on screen. And while filming, he found a theme through his dialog with his subjects.