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Gore getting to be too graphic

By: Tylar Jansen [Activities Editor]

Arms and legs being chopped off. Blood everywhere. Parts in movies where people are being raped. These are all becoming common scenes that people shouldn’t have to watch just by seeing a movie.

Today’s movies are becoming more and more graphic. Producers can get their point across in being scary without having to show such a picture as someone getting chopped to pieces.

Even television is becoming a lot more intense with their shows and movies. They are becoming a lot more gory, especially in the shows about crimes. When someone is murdered, there is no reason to show it so real. Ratings are becoming almost pointless because even cartoons are starting to show blood. This is an obvious point that should start being addressed.

Another issue with movies and TV is sex. It is becoming a lot more common to have a sex scene in a movie or show rather than none. People shouldn’t have to sit down on a night with the family and turn the television on to the latest show and see a couple discussing or watching them in a sexual act.

On the producer’s point of view, every year people are just getting harder to scare, but the fact that many people are getting used to seeing such scenes is the reason they have to keep adding to their movies. People shouldn’t be okay with watching a person having to kill another person in a very graphic and real way and be able to just go to sleep after seeing it.

Movies and television shows today need to cut back on what they are showing to the public. Pretty soon they won’t have any ratings because kids and adults will be used to seeing such graphic scenes. It needs to stop.

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    SamMay 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Foreign films have always had lower standards for whats considered okay. Like, while we may have “Saw” that makes the viewers gag because of people being stabbed or crushed or dismembered, the French have Irréversible, which shows a guy having his face crushed by a man wielding a fire extinguisher, and most likely the longest rape scene in film history, clocking in at around 13 minutes. So maybe it’s not movies in general becoming worse and worse, but America itself reverting (or maybe evolving?)

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    TylarNov 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

    In my opinion the games may be a little worse since the person playing causes the violence since the player picks guns or other weapons to kill on the game, but either or are bad. Both movies and games the person has to see and watch violent scenes.

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    TylarNov 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

    My opinion would be that there can be a difference because the people who are playing the game are causing violence to other players by using guns or other weapons on the game rather than watching the movie, but they both are bad. Either or the person has to watch some sort of graphic scene that doesn’t need to be as graphic as it might be.

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    JordanNov 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    So in your opinion, is there a difference between violent video games and violent movies?

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    RaymondOct 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Be careful with your headline. For those politically-minded individuals might think you were commenting on Al Gore.

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