Joe and I went and saw Pans Labyrinth tonight. It was very interesting on many levels, but there is one problem I had throughout. It was the disturbing amount of violence that bothered me, that always seems to get to me in any movie. I seriously have a hard time watching it, even to the point of hiding my face when it comes up. I think I am in the minority when it comes to how sensitive I am. I know that its fictional and I know that its just a movie, but I still end up curled up in a fetal position, plugging my ears and covering my eyes when disgusting acts of deplorable violence comes up. Sometimes I look around the theatre, and I see everyone else, watching the movie, without even blinking an eye.
Am I the only one that has a hard time with this? Is our society so desensitized to violence that it doesn't bother the majority of people to sit through a movie like Saw 3 or Hostel? Do people even think twice about it? I have a hard time even watching it, let alone find entertainment value in it. Pans Labyrinth was amazing in many ways, but I know that I missed a lot in that movie, because I couldn't bring myself to witness the more disturbing parts.
I know I am a wimp, but its not something I feel to bad about. I am just curious if I'm the only one.
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