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What place does violence have in the movies? Well, I

believe that violence has a place in movies depending

on the particular film and what the director of the

film is trying to portray. If the director uses

violence in his/her film and there isn't any reason

behind it, then I would disagree and say that violence

shouldn't be in THAT particular film. But in a movie

like "Saving Private Ryan", Steven Spielburg

replicates the actual events of D-Day on to the big

screen by creating a violent-like scene to get the

viewer of an understanding of what U.S. troops had to

go through. In other films, we see violence used to

test the human soul and to see if he/she/they could

overcome trials and tribulations. In the film

"Independence Day", Earth was attacked "violently" by

aliens; therefore, leaving behind a planet that was

almost completely destroyed. The humans, after

surviving the attack, joined forces with others around

the world and destroyed the alien invasion to regain

Earth. In those two cases, I would agree and say that

violence should be in the movies. The role of violence

in films has been a big one. In some of today's

movies, its seems like the films portrays violence,

but don't back it up with some reasoning or

explanation as to why the character is doing what

he/she is doing. "Shootfighter" is movie that comes to

mind when I talk about movies with violence without

reasoning or explanation. The movie is about two

karate instructors and their master going down to

Mexico to fight in an illegal shootfighting

tournament. During the course of the movie, you

witness people getting sliced up and their heads cut

off with ninja swords, a fighter raping a girl because

she wouldn't do what she was told by the rapist, and



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