Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog-tober - The Walkout

I walked out on my fourth film ever tonight.

Other's that I have walked out on:

The Quiet American - we had front row seats and the violence of war was just too graphic.

The Other Boleyn Girl was just dire - so I got out before they chopped her head off.

Sin City - Truly appalling, hyper-violent film. Went with Sam and we walked out after half an hour. Pointless, horrible and sickening.

I add a fourth to the list tonight.


I can see the merits in this film. The script - from the half an hour I saw of it, was flawless. The casting was brilliant. Even the premise was interesting - and I normally like interesting.

However, the unrelenting violence did my head in. After half an hour I'd seen no more than ten minutes of the film because I was hiding behind my hands. It was all a bit too much.

I'm not saying I don't to violence - I really enjoy Tarantino films, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Untouchables and The Secret in their Eyes - all of which are graphic in parts.

This film's violence was unrelenting. And it was playing with my head.

Rather than have nightmares for the next week, I chose to walk out. Em came with me - I owe her a film.

Maybe I'll download it in a few months and watch it on the smaller screen. Or maybe I wont.

I find it interesting that when people portray our future it's done in such a corrupt and morally bankrupt way. I love some post-apocalyptica. Margaret Atwood, in particular  is fantastic. Gattaca - another film from the future that was astounding.

This film just played with my head - and not in a good way.

Em said that I looked grey when I left the cinema.

There might be a bit more processing to do.

Blunderbusses. Phah.


Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

Looper? - Saw that a week or two ago. Loved it!

Sin City? Loved it.

Maybe we should never go to the flicks together Pand ...




Jackie K said...

I'd heard Looper was really violent. Why is that a requirement in cool films? Ick.
I still remember Sin City - appalling.
I've also not walked out on many films. Even if they're terrible I tend to want to see how they end.

River said...

I've been wanting to see Looper, but cinema ticket prices are too much so I'm waiting until it's on TV. Violence doesn't bother me a lot.
I remember trying to watch Sin City a few years ago. It was awful! It just seemed...stupid. Senseless. Perhaps I was missing the point.

Kath Lockett said...

Hmmm, never seen any of them, but I did walk out of My Own Private Idaho back in 1991....

PsychoCat said...

I must admit I didn't find the violence overly confronting, except for one scene which I suspect you may have missed.

I saw Killing them Softly as well and found that far more disturbing and gratuitous violence-wise.

The creepy kid in Looper is what spooked me out.

Actually a really great film, with an interesting premise (and not a same old same old rehash) so I'd recommend viewing it on the telly or down the track.


ps - and when did Bruce Willis get hot?