I am thoroughly sick of flicking though the channels on tv, to be accosted again and again with dramatic images of murder, torture and violence. In the cinema too - choosing what you want to see isn't enough, you're still bombarded with graphic trailers, sometimes even ads, while you're held captive in your seat, assaulted by sound and sight. I'm sick of it.
I'm sitting here tonight, finding something to watch, and every second station is playing some variation of CSI or some other completely graphic film, so we have to see gore, death and serial murder, and all the emotions of terror and misery that go with it. There seems to be a rash of torture movies out at the moment, so you get hit with hideous, manipulative, worst nightmare scenes with the flick of a remote - it's fine to advertise with a shot of a terrified human covered in blood and screaming in terror, yeah, that's grand, it won't affect the kids as long as they don't witness any actual violence. Bullshit.
And why is this waste material so popular, so prevalent, that it's being churned out in such quantity? People making their money out of images of blood, guts, terror - so the consumer can go, 'ah, that's gross, that's deadly'. If you're one of those people, shame on you. At best, it may give you a thrill, but what does that say about humanity? Sure, we've always done it, sure Roman circuses, blah blah. Can anyone really argue for the good of that? And anyway, I think this is just cynical money making strategy everyone's buying into.
I don't need this shit in my head. If you think you're unaffected by it, think again. If it's all in your head but you've normalised it into something acceptable, well, rather you than me. I don't need it, I don't want it, and I deeply resent being bombarded with it in my sitting room!
Gah! I'm disgusted.