Hollywood movies are on the big screen, but how big is their impact on youth? No one can deny movies like the Saw franchise, Human Centipede, Cabin in the Woods, and Kill Bill are gruesome and disturbing. When asked 82% of Americans even agreed movies are too violent. The special effects are a little too realistic. In Django Unchained it is hard not to cringe while watching two slaves fight to the death. But when asked, director Tarantino became angry instead of addressing the issue at hand.
In 2001 2/3 if the movies released were rated R. But of course with the current rating system no one under the age of 17 ever watches rated R movies...right? In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that 80% of R rated movies are marketed to children under the age of 17. Movies are exposing children to violence and need to stop. Does society really need another Saw movie?