I usually don't watch this sort of movie, but after working in an emergency room for twenty years, I can tell you that the gore depicted in these type of movies is always way over the top. As far as being a spectator when faced with a real situation, I would imagine that a person with no medical training might do just that. Although lately, this type of movie has me reconsidering why I just jump in when there is an emergency, as being exposed to blood borne pathogens is a very real consideration. I can tell you that these movies aren't based in reality at all, thank heavens.lagartija wrote:WARNING: STRONG OPINION STATED BELOW
I refuse to watch any movies of that sort. It only encourages them to produce more rubbish just like it. IMO, watching gratuitous violence and gore as "entertainment" desensitizes people to the suffering of others and encourages passive spectator behavior when faced with a real situation (at best) or (at worst) gives unimaginative sadistic people ideas for new methods of inflicting suffering on others.
Oh no! I love zombie movies! The needed "suspension of disbelief" is huge as it applies to zombie movies. They are so fake and predictable. Usually some mutated virus takes over the corpse and they are instantly transformed. Or they have a few minutes, but it in no way reflects the reality of viral pathologies.Andrew Fryer wrote:Similarly, I have a deep suspicion of zombie movies, as they, I suspect, in their wholesale dismemberment of the zombies, are just lightly clothed genocidal fantasies. They have been symbolic for a long time, but this and making them comic is potentially dishonest and insidious, and Shaun of the Dead has an overly long, tedious, wordy ending, so, meh!