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Posted on 05-02-13 06:33:03 PM Link | Quote
Lots of people (on both sides) struggle with this issue, I know - myself included - but I don't usually see it brought up in forums: the idea that content in a movie/game/song/book/whatever can get too explicit, and then the question of where to draw the line. I'd like to hear about other people's opinions on this, and feel free to post any stories if you have any.

Personally, I don't draw much of a -moral- line - my parents, who didn't let me watch things like the old Star Wars (and give me a hard time about MLP) due to moral obligations, probably influenced that thought train a bit. I can make arguments against most of that stuff being "immoral" and probably win. On the other hand, though, I do think that too much exposure to strong violence/horrific imagery probably isn't a good influence on people. I also draw a bit of a "stupidity" line, I'd say - mostly stories that sacrifice plot for gore/sexuality (I'm not going to spend much time on examples, but think some of the later Saw movies, Rambo 4, God of War and the like). I'd actually consider myself as having a pretty major bloodlust, but I do feel like the standards for a good movie should be higher than just a camera and a bottle of ketchup.

Your thoughts on all this?
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Posted on 05-02-13 08:46:54 PM Link | Quote
I don't really like violence without an artistic purpose. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel otherwise. We kind of have a culture where violence is "cool" and "fetishized".
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Posted on 05-05-13 01:33:27 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sofi
I don't really like violence without an artistic purpose. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel otherwise. We kind of have a culture where violence is "cool" and "fetishized".


Indeed, its getting too much.

I did watch some pretty violent movies like Robocop when I was younger, but the violence had purpose and was tasteful.

Robocop was too violent to be rated R, they had the edit out some of the gore to be even rated R. Nowadays, they would leave it all in and still be rated R.
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Posted on 05-07-13 01:30:46 AM Link | Quote
Or possibly even PG-13, depending.

(haven't watched Robocop, but the point still stands?)
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Posted on 05-07-13 12:48:03 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
Or possibly even PG-13, depending.

(haven't watched Robocop, but the point still stands?)


There was an "directors cut" of the movie with all the gore left in, very bloody.(unrated)

Both Robocop 1 and 2 were rated R, but for some dumb reason, Robocop 3 was rated PG-13.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg#certification
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