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Does anyone else find it morbidly wrong and disgusting for them to allow movies such as "The hills have eyes?"

Like wth is wrong with the "creature" who thought up that movie? Part one is has that thing raping that girl and part 2 is even worse! Seriously. Does anyone else think graphic rape movies should be banned? It's wrong! I don't think teens should be watching that or even adults. It was too much. I feel like things have went too far with some of the movies they release. It portrays some sick ass things!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:02 AM on Nov. 9, 2008 in Entertainment

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  • While I personally try to avoid movies that are very graphic with rape and such, I do like the occasional horror flick. And to me, saying that those movies shouldn't be allowed, sounds like censorship, which is wrong. All movies have the rating system on them. Most tell you why they have the rating they have (i.e. "Rated R for graphic sexual situations, extreme violence", etc.). I always look at ratings, and generally if I have any doubts, I either don't let my kids watch it period, or I watch it alone and then decide if it's something I want them to see.
    Saying the movies should be banned, I think, is the wrong way to go about it. That puts all the responsibility on the filmmakers to protect your children from things you don't approve of. I think it's more of a personal responsibility as a parent to protect your children from things you don't approve of.
    **When I say "you", I mean that in general.
    tropicalmama

    Answer by tropicalmama at 10:32 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • It's not your place to say what everyone SHOULD or SHOULDNT watch....
    scaredmommy08

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 4:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • First, I don't think "morbidly wrong" was the phrase you wanted. From the sounds of your statements, I think *morally* is the word you were seeking.

    Do I think they should be banned? No, I don't. If you don't like them, you can make the choice not to watch them. You can choose not to let YOUR teens watch them. But it is not for you, or anyone else, to say what I should watch or what my children should watch..that is *my* decision to make.

    Rape is something that is horrific, and by adding it to the movie, they hoped to up the fear factor. It was a tool to invoke an emotion, much as any other tactic... like the torture scenes in Hostel. It does not mean the people involved in the making of the movie are fascinated with rape or that they like rape. They are able to separate the fiction from reality. It worries me that you seem to have difficulty doing the same.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 1:49 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • One more thing:

    I really wish that people like yourself would stop and think for a moment.. try and follow me here for a moment. What if you really liked chocolate cake..and I decided that chocolate cake was a representation of evil, that it led to sin and was dangerous for children and adults. What if I then decided that because I felt that way, chocolate cake needed to be banned, no one should be allowed to make or eat it. It may sound like a silly example, but it makes the point. Decide what is right for YOU, and only YOU, and live your life based on those decisions...but don't presume that it is your place to decide what is right for ANYONE, especially me. I am fully capable of doing that on my own, I don't need or want your help or the "help" of any overzealous legislator that decides we need "protection". I, and most adults, are not in need of help deciding what to watch, what to listen to, or what to read.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 1:56 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I don't see anything wrong with the types of movies your talking about. If you don't like them- don't watch them. Simple as that. Taking away the production and viewing of these types of movies would be another form of the LACK of freedom of speech/expression.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • I hate scary movies. I don't watch them. BUT- I couldn't care less that they exist. Rape is... scary.

    On another note- you CANNOT ban anything from art. If Tennesee Williams hadn't ended "A Streetcar Named Desire" with the rape of the main character- it wouldn't have been the same play/movie. It's a classic.

    Preview the film before you let your teen watch it.
    Katrinka_Renee

    Answer by Katrinka_Renee at 3:09 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • It's kinda one of those to each his own kinda deals.......If you dont like em dont watch em.... I dont think they should be banned, Im not a big fan of those movies but Im not going to bash on someone who does!!
    scaredmommy08

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 3:25 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • I enjoy those movies. I like to escape into someone else's head for a while. It makes me feel normal actually. Whatever crazy thoughts I have, these are worse, kind of thing. I hope that makes sense to someone. I also watch movies or discuss with someone I trust that has seen the movies before I let my children watch it and I plan on doing so as they get older as well.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 4:18 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • I personally don't care for the "torture porn" revolution like Saw and Hostel and like you said, The Hills Have Eyes. Gore and blood and rape and crap just don't interest me.

    But I do have to agree with the above poster...we're given freedom of choice and we don't have to watch those movies if we don't want to. Somebody is expressing a point of view and an opinion when they make a film...that doesn't mean we have to support it or agree with it.

    I much prefer more psychological thrillers...like Silence of the Lambs =D One of the scariest movies of all time.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:36 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • I totally agree. Those kind of movies can't be called art or entertaining. They sick and morbid and so are the creators of them.
    katyameliasmom

    Answer by katyameliasmom at 9:58 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

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