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Violence In Film Essay

558 words - 2 pages

Imagine, a man just got shot in the chest and his blood is pouring out like water from a faucet. The killer pulls out a knife to finish his work and violently stabs his victim to death. Why would anyone want to see this? The fact is, many people do want to see violent movies, and this has been proven with their high ratings at the box office. Whether people use these violent movies to release their daily frustrations, to see the danger involved in watching them, or the special effects, people want to watch violent movies.
     Watching violent movies can help people to release their frustrations and anger. One example is the movie Rocky. This movie is about a boxer who fights in brutal matches with a goal of becoming the world champion. The main character, Rocky, gets his face pounded on round after round, and becomes a bloody mess. However, while watching the movie you become so close to this character that when the fight starts to go his way, you feel as though you’re the one dealing out the punishment to his opponent. Feelings like this help people to release their anger and aggression.
     The danger involved in violent movies, and the stimulation of the mind, also attracts people to watch them. The idea of people getting hurt, and seeing dangerous situations, may lure people in to see the outcome. I remember the first time I watched the movie “Terminator.” There was a scene where the child in the movie was being protected by the Terminator. I became so focused on what was happening in the movie, that I felt like I was taking part in the danger, and the only thing...

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