violent movies

1 11 2006

I heard that Saw III is the number one movie in America.  Supposedly it’s a scary / horror flick, with lots of slashing and death and mutilation.  Why are so many people entertained by this?  I’m not sure of the answer, so I’m not going to write on that.  But I do want to make this point : when I heard that, I thought of the ancient Roman Empire.  Their culture’s entertainment became more and more degraded, more barbaric, until their society finally began to destroy itself.  Let’s hope that’s not the future of America.  It’s obvious that what shocks us continues to get more extreme.  When will it stop?  And what will all this glorified violence lead to?

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