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    This aspect of contemporary action films really bothers me too. I get plenty of derision from people like my Churchy-Charlie brother-in-law for liking horror films, but deaths in that genre are never insignificant. Death is to be feared as an underscore to the preciousness of life. Mass, amoral, impersonal slaughter is an aspect of the action genre, not the horror genre.

    My other car is a pair of boots.

    by FutureNow on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:22:58 AM PDT

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      It seems like World War Z is going to violate your principles, too.

      I agree that death in horror films is personal and significant. This is what they are about: Every "monster" is a stand-in for death itself, the fear thereof, the un-knowable nature of that undiscovered country beyond the grave.

      WWZ look like it's just going to be yet another pile up the bodies, knock down the buildings, kaboom-a-thon.

      I didn't really like the book, but it was about a lot more than that.

      Oh, well.

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