It’s quite strange, isn’t it? Our human ability to become desensitized. Through media, priImarily. We are so desensitized to violence and the idea of it that when we watch these things, it’s like nothing even registers. I once read a press release that said it is a confusing act of human nature, to be both repulsed by and yet, in a strange way, attracted to violence.
Why is it that we allow children to watch graphic violence, yet at even just the first sign of sex, we don’t let them see it? Wouldn’t it be great if it was the other way around, they are exposed to love, instead of hate? In places like France, it is acceptable for children to see naked people; this makes them so much less sex-crazy growing up, since they are not so curious and held back by it.
I guess I just wish that our movie graphics were more calm; taken down a notch. Nowadays, they need to be so in-your-face, so detailed, so intensely violent, or people think the movie was “boring,” or “lame.” We have completely desensitized our culture, and I find this rather repulsive.
Let's go back to the basics, let's show children more love, and less violence.