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Old 12-05-03, 07:20 PM
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laughing at over the top violence/gore/torture, is it normal?

i just got done watching the uncut version of ichi the killer, and during many of the big gore sequences, i was morely laughing at how over the top it was, then being scared or disturbed. also did this by the time the big crazy 88 sequence of kill bill vol one was over.
i was just wondering if this is normal or if i should be put away
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I do it as well.
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It is normal, unless we're all wierd.
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Yes, but almost exclusively in horror movies. I find them funny anyway (I can't get into "being scared" with horror movies), so I think that just makes the violence/gore laughable more than anything else.

Now, Saving Private Ryan type violence/gore is a different story . . .
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I do too. Especially during Kill Bill, that was the point.
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Yes.
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I laughed through the first Jurrasic Park when the dinos were munching on all the people.
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I do it as well.
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It's all taken in the context of the film. I doubt there was much guffawing during the battle scenes of say, Saving Private Ryan.
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I do. I tend to laugh at a lot of parts in the theater that no one else does too....sometimes I wonder....
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Originally posted by lesterlong
I do too. Especially during Kill Bill, that was the point.
Exactly.
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[quote] laughing at over the top violence/gore/torture, is it normal?[/qoute]

yes, if the movie is Very Bad Things.

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I've found that it's a way of people, usually boys, of a certain age to show how "cool" they are.
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Nah Groucho, I think you're wrong. Over-the-top violence can be funny. Some of the most violent segments of Kill Bill: Volume 1 provided me with some laughs, as it was so gloriously violent that it was cartoony. Glad to see some others here agree!

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Old 12-06-03, 08:32 PM
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Pretty normal for me....

I find the gore/violence in the following films hilarious:

- American Psycho
- Final Destination 1 & 2
- Nightmare on Elm St. Series
- Friday the 13th
- Commando
- Desperado/Once Upon a Time in Mexico
- From Dusk til Dawn

And my all time favorite: The Beyond
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its all a matter of context, I think violence and gore can be hilarious
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Originally posted by Groucho
I've found that it's a way of people, usually boys, of a certain age to show how "cool" they are.
For once Groucho, I think you're totally wrong. The gore in Braindead is funny. The gore in Story of Ricky is funny. The list goes on. If you don't personally find these movies funny, fine - it's all a matter of one's own sense of humor. But please, don't attribute it to your superior level of maturity.
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It's a tension release, totally natural. Or it's just freakin' funny.
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I think the key term is "over the top." It's not realistic violence. It's cartoonish, like slapstick, and like slapstick it's meant to convey humor.
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Two words: Dead Alive (um,unless you live outside of North America, in which case it would be one word, and that word would be Braindead).



(this would refer to violence and gore. I have to admit that I've never seen an over the top torture scene that made me laugh.)

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Originally posted by Groucho
I've found that it's a way of people, usually boys, of a certain age to show how "cool" they are.
Wow, this whole time I thought I was laughing because of how ridiculous it seemed to me. Little did I know that I was just trying to be "cool"
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It's normal. It's however not cool or normal to view Irreversible as a comedy.
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LOL! I was just about to comment on how the entire theatre was in uprorious laughter all through the tunnel sequence in IRREVERSIBLE......

My grandmother chuckled uncontrollably also when the second "love scene" started in STRAW DOGS.

But, my Grandma always wears a hat that says "Hit that $hit, ZED!" and a crew jacket from DELIVERANCE.
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Originally posted by island007
It is normal, unless we're all wierd.
i think you ment to say "It is normal, CAUSE we're all wierd"

c'mon... would normal people (majority) laugh at that moment?
no... just us, film buffs... horror film buffs specially....



PS: Yes, gore is cool! groovy
Old 12-07-03, 10:13 PM
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I laughed my ass off during Bad Boys II when
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