Thursday, July 15, 2004

Spider-Man 2

Crap (Official Site).

I'm not sure how much I could have liked or disliked it because I walked out after about 20 minutes, right after a father and his about-10-years-old daughter walked out. I believe they walked about because dad didn't want his impressionable daughter to have nightmares.

I made it to just past the hospital/violence-porno scene where the soon-to-be-evil villain, Doc Ock, really comes to life and murders all the doctors and nurses in the emergency room in what could only be described as the most horrificly violent scene I've ever seen. I remember a terrified, screaming nurse fighting for her life. She is being dragged slowly by her feet towards her blood-spattered death as her nails carve deep grooves into the floor. It is...UN-believable.

I kind of remember being younger and watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Halloween, or something similar and having nightmares for a while - but I was shocked at the extremity and gratuitousness of this one particular scene. Maybe it was because I was expecting more of a kids' movie scenario, but perhaps I should have known better - with the PG-13 rating and all.

I really don't know what else to say. The horrificness of this one scene quite literally shocked me out of the theatre. A Spider-Man movie. I can hardly believe it myself, but it happened. Don't we get enough gratuitous violence in Iraqistan without having to get another fill from Spidey? Fudge...

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