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Everybody Shut Up: Have Today’s Movie Fans Become Spoilt Brats?

Man of Steel
The release of this year’s biggest tentpole movie Man of Steel raised a super-sized question that’s been niggling in my mind for months. Read any film blog in the wake of Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot and you’d think there had been an on-screen tragedy of Al Qaeda-sized proportions inflicted upon audiences. Now that the dust and rubble of a freshly leveled Metropolis has settled, it’s time to address an important issue facing the way modern moviegoers digest their entertainment: Have CGI effects transformed us into spoilt little brats?

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A Movie A Week #22: V/H/S 2

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V/H/S 2 tries to keep up the breakneck pace set by its predecessor both on screen and off. Served up mere months after the release of the original, there was talk of this ‘even crazier’ sequel while the directing team from part one were still plugging their installment. News that a bloodier follow up was already in the can was reassuring for horror fans. Based on an anthology concept by Bloody-Disgusting.com’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Brad Miska, V/H/S challenged a handful of the hottest directors going to try and get you to ruin your track record for not wetting the bed. Part two recruits a new dream team of directing talent and charges them with the same brief, this time with a slightly higher budget. Needless to say, expectations were high.

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