Saturday, February 9, 2008
Pans: Todd Sweeney, the gore bankruptcy
Nathalie and I went to see Todd Sweeney the other day and both hated the movie. I just wanted to leave after an hour and couldn't watch for the rest of the time, literally, just didn't watch.
I just tired of the gore and extreme use of violence in mainstream movies. Ever since "Reservoir dogs", violence is the only thing "in" on screens. Call me french if you want but I just don't understand the fact that you will see endless disembowelment but will NEVER see a single breast in modern movies. I want the 70's and 80's back, someone travel back in time and shoot Tarantino in the head! Terminator style.
Plot is people are beheaded, continuously throughout the movie, turned into burgers in a meat grinder and then served in meat pies for people to eat, all of it served with over the top gushing blood and gore, and this for about 2 hours. It all attempts at being a comedy and a musical on top of it!
WHY DOES HOLLYWOOD THINK THIS IS MAINSTREAM???? and then the answer hit me like a train, people were applauding by the end of the movie, literally applauding!!! Sex is taboo, bad, ugly but gore is fine. Sign of the times?
I want More flesh and less blood!