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Media and It’s Effects

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Essay title: Media and It’s Effects

“I’ll stare the man at his face as he screams to God, and I’ll laugh harder than ever when he whimpers like a baby. And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I’ve done to him”- Sin City, 2005. The scene is taken from the number one movie in the Country, Sin City. Sin City shows a criminal killing a police officer without any remorse, after discovering the police officer killed his lover.

Movie makers have always made crimes seem understandable to their audience, justifying murders committed by “good guys” and not the murders done by “bad guys.” Does this somehow have an affect on the movie watcher? Some people would say yes, while others would say no. I believe some people are weak minded, and some are not. Some people have the capacity to understand that what they are watching in the movie screen is just that- a movie. While other people do not have the ability to distinguish reality with fantasy, or perhaps chose not to understand. I have watched many violent movies, and could honestly say I have not committed or even considered committing any crime. Some people get so caught up in movies, that they soon begin to believe they are actually living the movie. Also, some movies give certain people who are already mentally disturbed, ideas. Therefore, I believe that some movies are to blame for some of the violence which occur now days.

It is the oldest story in the book, the good guy kills the bad guy and saves the day- this is the message most movies carry. After watching these kind of movies, some people feel they should live their lives by this way of thinking. Some people decide to take what they may think is justice, into their own hands. They may want to be the good guys in the story, maybe even want to be the hero of the story and decide to commit serious crimes; crimes which in the fantasy world of movies, they would not be held accountable for.

Movie makers also seem to forget the number of weak minded people there are in this world. Some people believe anything they are told. Show a weak minded person a movie showing a famous actor acting powerful with guns and money committing a crime, chance are that person will think the actor is the best person in the world. What these weak minded people do not see is that the actors are just playing a part, in a make-believe world. In a way movie makers are at fault for these

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