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BucfanNC12:
I saw Taken 2 and thought it was a pretty good film. A lot of people got shot in the movie and they didn't show an once of blood. After I thought about it, it seems like 2 of every 3 horror movies are now PG-13. And there are countless movies that have violence and rated PG-13 because they skip showing blood in death scenes. Is not showing blood makes a movie less violent?

Thoughts?

JavaRay:
That movie sucked (first Taken movie was AWESOME).   I think it's stretching it to rate it PG-13 though.   

dalbuc:


The term used to be called graphic violence.  The term was always a bit nebulous. Shooting someone was ok but if you showed the bullet slamming into them with a spray of blood and arterial squirt you were in trouble.  The distinction seems a bit goofy to me but I anecdotally know a lot of people who can watch Die Hard flicks with a massive body count but who can't stomach Resevoir Dogs which has an own screen body count I can add up on one hand.  That said there is clearly a different feel to die hard as opposed to dogs for example.

TheAman:
It doesn't make it less violent, but it makes it less graphic.  That's why epic movies like the Lord of the Rings can have thousands of deaths with the PG-13 rating, because it's violent, but not graphic.

Chief Joseph:

The BluRay for Taken2 has the "unrated cut," but it's probably just as lame. It fell flat because it failed to recapture what made the first one so successful - a vehicle for the viewer to vicariously live out their homicidal fantasies freed from the constraints of moral prohibition.

JavaRay:

--- Quote from: Illuminator on February 05, 2013, 04:59:36 PM ---a vehicle for the viewer to vicariously live out their homicidal fantasies freed from the constraints of moral prohibition.

--- End quote ---

I thought this might develop into another Death Wish type of series like Bronson had going.   But Taken 2 was too lame.   It's 2 and done.

TheAman:

--- Quote from: JavaRay on February 05, 2013, 06:00:53 PM ---
--- Quote from: Illuminator on February 05, 2013, 04:59:36 PM ---a vehicle for the viewer to vicariously live out their homicidal fantasies freed from the constraints of moral prohibition.

--- End quote ---

I thought this might develop into another Death Wish type of series like Bronson had going.   But Taken 2 was too lame.   It's 2 and done.

--- End quote ---

Of course there's going to be a Taken 3.  Taken 2 made 140 million at the box office in the US alone.

Chief Joseph:

Mostly on the reputation of the original. Taken3 won't have that luxury.

TheAman:
Even if you say Taken 3 would only make half of Taken 2, it would still be a profit for the studio.  It's going to be made.

Chief Joseph:

Oh, I'm sure it will, provided Neeson wants to suffer that indignity. If he doesn't, they'll find someone else.

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