Oculus Orbus wrote:
If this movie was that unpleasant for you, I have to wonder how you rate something like Robocop or Starship Troopers. I'm not trying to antagonize you, it's just that there are literally hundreds (probably thousands) of movies that make Pan's Labyrinth pale in comparison with regards to violence.
Oh I find Robocop and Starship Troopers to be hilarious, largely because there's no way you can take them seriously at all (and they weren't intended to be either). Heck, I thought Silence of the Lambs was fine. It's the nature of the violence in Pan's Labyrinth that disturbs me so much - first that this sort of thing actually happened on a regular basis, and also that it was just done in such a casual way and so callously. Plus it was pretty graphic in places. (I generally don't like Tarantino movies for similar reasons. I liked Pulp Fiction, but I watched Jackie Brown and that affected me in a similar way).
TBH I'm not even that comfortable talking about it. It really disturbed me.
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