Greetings and Salutations!
Is violence the answer? is a new pub about violent video games, television shows and movies. My thesis is that an excessive amount of intake of violence is unhealthy, unwarranted, and unecessary not to mention damaging to children especially.
Video games with a mature rating are very violent and little kids are allowed to play them. Also CSI shows that focus on gory violence and movies that do the same, are they playing a role in our overly violent society?
I tend to think so. I find it a shame and I personally like to watch old tv shows and movies with the exception of good quality. Some of today’s movies and shows are okay. Take the latest Batman movie, Batman, The Dark Knight Rises. Personally I couldn’t even watch it. The movie was just not enjoyable for me. I found the plot in Batman, with Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, and Jack Nicholson much better.
I would advise watching what your young children see in movies just as a precaution. Young minds are not fully developed and excessive violence could confuse or corrupt them.
I hope we as a society can start understanding that violence does not need to be necessary for entertainment unless it’s within reason. For example, coyboys and guns are okay, but shooting and showing the gory details are unecessary in my own opinion.
The human spirit is born gentle, and is made to enjoy nature and beautiful things. So, even if one gets ‘used’ to the types of movies I just mentioned, that may not be a good thing.