Teens and Violence

United States
January 19, 2007 3:57pm CST
I cannot believe how many new horror movies are released each month. Last summer I went with a date to a video store. He picked Hostel and Wolf Creek. The young girl at the counter said Hostel was okay and Wolf Creek was Boring! I watched part of Wolf Creek with my date and it was so disturbing, I had to leave my own living room. Then I find out that it was based on a true story and occurred in Australia. Do you feel today's youth is desensitized to violence...it scares me. If teens would stop paying to see so much violence, maybe we would get more quality movies to see in theaters.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Yes, I feel that based upon all the girl on girl beat down UTUBE videos,that you are correct. Today's youth has become more desensitized. Now back in the 60's and 70's there is also "B" movies with ridiculous horror. But today now that special effects seem more real and all the open surgerys they show on TLC people are being exposed to more gorry content even in documentaries.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I am in total agreement. Youths today are under the impression, if a movie contain a fair amount of blood, widespread violence, some brute force, and lots of savagery...body bits, slices, chunck, lump, fragments, or organs it is a great movie. They want movies that leave there perception suppressed and camouflaged to reality. They want special effects, but what is sad is they want to touch it, taste it, smell it, etc.....there perception of non-sensiblity, and sensiblity are not understood, even if conceive by Hollywood, The youth of today are being programed for lack of a better word, to supply hollywood with the demand to keep fueling the inferno. Very scary indeed also disturbing.
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thank you for responding Yan, I mean foroffice, lol.
• Kuwait
22 Jan 07
Ofcourse films influence our lives n especially teanagers r more at risk..we should b more careful to show a film to our youngsters so that d same may contain so violence n may affect them adversly...