So, as I’m writing this, I’m finishing watching the excruciatingly long “Django Unchained“. Before this movie, I’ve been somewhat okay with Quentin Tarantino’s overly violent films, but this one is just absolutely ridiculous. However, the reason I didn’t like it wasn’t because the script was written by a five year old or because the acting was probably the worst I have ever seen, it was because of the unfathomably ultra-violent content.
Just watch this scene from Django Unchained and tell me if it doesn’t make you a little uneasy.
I can’t begin to imagine why anyone would be into movies like Django, Saw or any of the other modern movies that rely on violence to draw a crowd. Movies like Django are only memorable because you see gunfights where the blood rains down in the scene and makes it impossible to see what’s happening, or scenes where naked hillbillies get their junk blown off.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a bleeding heart liberal who doesn’t think violence should be allowed in movies or that violent movies and video games are responsible for issues in society, but seeing movies like Django definitely makes one think.
Films that rely on violence to attract an audience are just the mark of a poor filmmaker. Shock and awe value are stupidly easy to attain, and when you see that the people behind movies like Django are just middle aged white men with nothing better to do than write a script that takes no talent, it certainly ruins the movie.
It certainly says a lot about a society when the top movies are the ones with the most deaths. America specifically has a morbid fascination with violence, from media to guns. It is something that everyone needs to stop and think about, before our whole society is centered around violence…unless that’s too late.