Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sickening Stuff

Why oh why has Thorpe Park launched new rides based on the Saw movies??

It beggars belief, it really does. As far as I understand, the Saw movies centre around the exploits of a serial killer who enjoys putting people in traps where they have to cut off various appendages in order to stay alive. Er - great fun...

I think the whole Saw phenomenon is indicative of a sad society which revels in gore, violence, pain and death. I can just about bring myself to appreciate some horror films as well-made pieces of artistic filmmaking - Jaws or The Shining spring to mind. Most, however, are exploitative and tap into the dark side of humanity too easily (they also tend to consist of bad acting, a poor script and a total lack of imagination).

Theme Parks are meant to be fun and family-oriented. These new rides that glorify horror are contrary to this notion.

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