Our Love/Hate Relationship With Violence

Maximus from Gladiator

Violence, is supposed to solve every problem in movies and none in reality. Every film—from action to comedies—has violence as the climax or literal punchline.

People root for the plucky band of rebels blowing shit up, but are terrified when it actually happens. People cheer…

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.