Friday, January 9th 2009
I was watching the tv last night, and saw a new ad for Will Smith’s new film, Seven Pounds. “Ooo,” thunk I. “That looks ok.”
Then I noticed the little disclaimer thing – you know the one – it usually says something like “Contains scenes of moderate violence” or some such. Well this one said “Contains emotionally intense scenes.”
That’s worthy of a warning? Are Hollywood now so worried about being sued that they feel the need to warn you that you might make your make-up run? I go to the cinema to have a bit of escapism – I want it to be intense. Surely any film worth watching should have at least a couple of “emotionally intense” scenes? What on earth are the going to start writing on the box for The Green Mile?
Posted by Siân on Friday 9th of January 2009 at 3:34pm