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Midweek Mouth-off: Too brutal?

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There’s been some debate this week over in gamer-ville about the “excessive” violence in BioShock: Infinite. Today we’d love to hear your thoughts on films, good or bad, that you felt overdid the violence.

Can you think of examples where you found the brutality jarring and pulled you right out of the movie experience? What about those flicks where the unexpected violence adds emphasis and emotional power to events onscreen? (I’m thinking Drive, personally). Which films and filmmakers have got it right in the past? Who knows how to find that balance?

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Last Updated: April 17, 2013


  1. Sir Oldfart

    April 17, 2013 at 11:43

    Hostel and that SAW shit… pure filth. As an adult It churned my insides. I will not watch any more of that crap but the teenie poppers dont know when to draw the line so I bet they have all watched it and its affected them in some way.
    I can watch body parts being blown to bits but when its PURE MALICE SNUFF… sis


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 17, 2013 at 12:18



      • Kervyn Cloete

        April 17, 2013 at 15:39

        Yeah, not a fan of torture porn.


        • Rincethis: Spellalicious

          April 17, 2013 at 16:25

          have you had the misfortune to see ‘The Collector’? 0_O


  2. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 17, 2013 at 12:18

    Repo Men. What garbage


  3. Rincethis: Spellalicious

    April 17, 2013 at 16:25

    Driver. The two scenes, I am sure you know which ones I am talking about, were very violent, and did shock me. I know this was done on purpose, but still. WOW.


  4. James Francis

    April 19, 2013 at 10:16

    It’s all about taste. Some like torture porn or mondo doccies. Some like OTT stuff by Takashi Miike or Lucio Fulci. Some like the overstated/understated touches of Tarantino or Takeshi Kitano. But I like wha tPaul Verhoeven once said: movie violence always will be make-believe when compared to the real thing.


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