Thoughts on recent movies

Posted by avatarOmar last updated January 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm

You really didn't like Sweeney Todd? That has been getting rave reviews, and I know quite a few people that like the play. I'm not rushing out to see it, but I didn't think it'd be walk-out worthy. Fun fact: I've never walked out of a movie theater before. No matter how bad of a movie, I just feel obligated to finish it if I've already put a certain amount of time and money to go all the way out to the theater.

Rambo

Wow... this movie is insanity. I'm not a big fan of violent movies, and this is one of the most violent movies I've ever seen. They really don't leave anything to the imagination. Heads being blown in half, blown off entirely. Arms and legs being chopped off, bodies blowing up with body parts flying all over the place. It just... ya. You really need to know what you're going into so you don't throw up or walk out of the theater.

Personally, it brings up an interesting issue. Is the violence gratuitous? Or is it actually educational? I mean, these soldiers are using real guns and weapons. These weapons really do kill people and often in a horrific and brutal manner. Saving Private Ryan was pretty gruesome but it was done in a "classy" way. I don't think Rambo achieves that same classiness, for obvious reasons, but it's actually not as sensational as I initially assumed. I mean, getting shot by a .50 Cal sniper rifle really would launch you 30 feet and take off your head. Poor bastards...