'Bad Motherfucker' is First-Person Violence at Its Finest

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Thanks, Glenn

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Recognizing that the following remarks will brand me as an out-of-touch fuddy with many of my colleagues, I am compelled to post my thoughts.

I am repulsed by this film. Couldn't even watch it through to the end, but saw enough to form my opinion.

It's not art. It's just not. It's not creative, well-produced or innovative.

It's just plain gore. Glorification of violence on a most-inappropriate day, the 8-month anniversary of the Aurora shootings. Not to mention the day before new gun control measures are signed into law.

I find it appalling and hypocritical that the creative community (you too, Egotist) endorses this kind of dreck, while encouraging the disarming of law-abiding citizens.

But what should I expect? This is only the natural evolution from first-person shooter videogames. Sad, really.

Wake up, people! We are devolving as a society. And to fix it, we're looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

Fair point. Although we definitely think it is creative and well-produced and would make an interesting technique for advertising use. The beginning is more gratuitous than the rest of it, btw.

Like Gregg, I couldn't watch it. I wish I hadn't started. Was there a message or point to this or purely gratuitous?

even though this video was pornographically violent, the baby with the McGuffin at the end brings redemption for the blood bath that preceded it.

Man, people get all touchy over a video? You don't have to like the violence... but to say that this was not artistically shot?? Are you kidding me? It was extremely creatively produced and edited. Gory, yes. I guess Egotist should have put Rated 'R' on it.... I thought this was an site for adults anyway....

Really.... appalling and non artistic. Then do what you did and turn it off and dont bitch about it. A greedy, mentally ill society that feels entitled to "have it your way" all the time is why we are a messed up society. Take a look at the Forbes link below. A good argument for video game violence not actually leading to real life violence. I personally grew up in the development of this FPS stuff (played it as a kid and dont know). Mind you I am not saying we need more senseless violence in any form but to say this was not well done is just plain ignorant. I would love to see your attempt on just one scene or second of this and see how craptastic it comes out.

Eh... its almost the weekend and I am way to tired to continue a rant.... lets actually do something rather than blame something.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/12/24/the-numbers-behind-vid...

Alright cant resist ... one more link:
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0873729.html

Take a look at the actual homicide rate per 100K in the US according to the FBI.. Hmmm looks like the highest rates are in the 70s/80s when there were no FPS violent games. Interesting

I am definitely NOT comparing this thing to Kubric (or any fine art for that matter), but the comments above immediately reminded me of this article, which is in my mind a classic of the post 9/11 experience.

http://www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0302/per/index.html

Found out this is actually an ad masquerading as a music video promoting the vodka brand Neft.

Deets: http://creativity-online.com/work/biting-elbows-bad-motherfucker/31046

Boo, I never stated that videogames cause gun violence. I merely said this is the natural evolution from FPS games to more FP-type violence in mass entertainment media.

Do I believe we are becoming a more calloused world? Yes. Do I believe entertainment is nothing more than a REFLECTION of culture. No. Desensitization can drive behavior too.

Just my opinion. Laid bare with my actual identity.

Well stated Mr. Bergan.

And just to clarify, I found this repugnant. I posted the article above because I find the "it's vile and nasty, but really well produced" concept hard to wrap my little head around.

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