Thursday, 2 April 2009
One of my son’s fiends was round the other day, and he was telling us about the latest ‘Saw’ film he’d seen…number five I think, I felt sick just listening to it and told him to stop….
Am I the only one that is fed up of every other film being some gore filled horror?….these films do well because of shock tactics, I get it, but rather than congratulate, what can only be a very sick mind, for thinking this stuff up, should we be putting them in therapy.
And am I imagining it, or are the age limits for this blood fuelled violence getting lower…I’ve watched films with a 12 rating and been shocked. And I don’t let the kids watch 18 movies, I don’t let them watch the saw films, or Sin City, or 300, because it is mindless violence in my opinion. If a film requires bloodshed for the story, as much as I don’t relish it, it is different, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ for example had bloodshed, and I couldn’t stomach it personally, but it was telling a historical part of history…
But even Deion’s friends...eleven year olds…seem to have seen some pretty violent stuff.
I know I watched the odd horror film when I was in my late teens, on sleepovers, huddled under the duvet, but horror films were very different then. Film makers used to rely on making you jump, now they seem to want to out do each other with blood, gore, torture and the most gruesome abuse.
Perhaps I am being naive… but should we not be concerned that our teens seem to be relishing these violent torture scenes in films?