Essay about violence in movies

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If you watch movies these days you know you’re sure to see some sort of violence whether it be a killing, beating, or some kind of cruel act. Now every time you watch TV, you are likely to see a commercial promoting a new movie with a catch title such as “Scream” or “Fear.” Whether you think these movies are necessary or not, production companies know they will get the viewers and this is why they keep making them.

     I was watching a movie the other day, with my lovely girlfriend of course, by the name of “The Matrix.” The title caught both our eyes as we browsed the aisles of the movie store searching for something good to watch. Seeing that my girlfriend does like violence in movies and thinks its unreal, it
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Is it the suspense you can feel in your bones before the killer pops out of the shower? Whatever it is, it brings us back time and time again to watch these violent movies. Today even movies with Disney hitched to their names contain small amounts of violence that is driving these thoughts of aggression into our heads like a nail into a board.

     Everyday I watch the news, and everyday I see some new story of a child who shot another kid or choke slammed another kid breaking his back or some other meaningless act of violence. It seems that in more and more of these cases though, the children are blaming there stupidity on what they saw in a movie the night before or what they watched on Monday Night Nitro. Are these just excuses for there acts or is this the main reason why these kids are doing these things? I believe TV might play a partial role but in some cases the blame should be put on the parents. They need to teach there kids that what they see on TV. is not real and should not be reenacted out in real life.

     So as you can see, there is much violence in movies today, but whether you believe violence in movies is necessary or not, producers will keep adding it to their movies and people will keep coming back to watch them. Violence is everywhere these days. In movies, TV, video games, even Saturday morning cartoons. Taking violence out of all these things might lower our
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