What movie scene is too brutal for you to watch?

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What movie scene is too brutal for you to watch?

Post by Jane Poirot » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:42 pm

Is there a particular scene in a movie that you just can't watch? I don't mean just horror movies, I also mean movies that have a certain scene that affect you on an emotional level as well, though the horror movie option could apply as well.
I have two scenes I can't watch: First, in the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there's the scene where Quasimodo is tortured by the crowd. During that scene, I always have to look away or close my eyes; I just can't watch it. The poor guy is being tortured all because he doesn't look like a supermodel! :(
Second, there's a scene in the movie version of Of Mice and Men: *spoiler-ish, though nothing TOO major* The scene where Curly starts provoking Lenny and Lenny fights back by crushing Curly's hand was bad enough in the book, but it was just horrifying to watch in the movie. You really feel for Lenny when Curly starts lashing out at him (mostly due in part to John Malkovich's outstanding performance), and then when he starts fighting back by crushing Curly's hand, there's the sound of the bones breaking, plus his knuckles start to bleed...ugh.

Basically, it's hard for me to watch scenes where a character is being tortured, which is why I couldn't read Blubber; Judy Blume is one of my favourite authors and I love her books (especially her Fudge series), but one quick skim through Blubber and I knew I'd never be able to make it through, having been a former victim of bullying.
(I know the topic is about movie scenes, not books, but still, you get the idea)

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:59 pm

I can't watch that scene from OF MICE AND MEN, either.

Also, in the recent Geraldine McEwan version of NEMESIS

SPOILERS!
The killer goes to pray by a statue of St. Elspeth with a spear in her hand. Then, the killer takes the spear and stabs themself with it.
END OF SPOILERS!

I also found several scenes in SWEENEY TODD hard to watch.
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Post by Depboy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:14 pm

The scene in American History X when Ed Norton makes that guy bite the cement curb and stomps his head made me sick to my stomach.

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:23 pm

there's a scene from one of the sequels to the "Psycho" movies- "Psycho III" in which a girl gets brutally stabbed by "mother" in a telephone booth :shock:

I think it's pretty gruesome... very bloody...

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Post by cacums » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:39 pm

Sweeney todd, **perelli's death** I watch up to the trunk being opened...
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Post by Poirotfrmda818 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:25 pm

Really, NEMESIS, that wasn't at all brutal for me. It's not the greatest movie, but It's not brutal in my opinion.

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Post by Michael » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:30 pm

The Never Ending Story where the horse drowns in the swamp of despair (or whatever it was...)
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Post by PeachFreak » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:44 pm

Basically every scene in The Passion of the Christ...
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Post by Michael » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:02 pm

The scene in Misery where Annie Wilkes takes a sledge hammer to the writer's ankles.
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Post by Murder me QUICK! » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:39 pm

The incredibly graphic autopsy scene from Saw 4.
Its astonishing how far movies go these days.

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Post by chaostheory1489 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:49 pm

American Psycho, when he has the prostitutes over. I can watch it, I just prefer not to.

Also, Wanted is probably one of the most violent movies I've ever seen. I didn't have a problem with it, but I can see where a lot of people could.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:15 pm

Poirotfrmda818 wrote:Really, NEMESIS, that wasn't at all brutal for me. It's not the greatest movie, but It's not brutal in my opinion.
Just the part with the suicide. Didn't see that one coming.
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Post by Jane Poirot » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:54 pm

My second oldest sister can't watch Dumbo because of how Dumbo's mother is treated (then again, she's against all movies where animals are mistreated, even in a comical, exaggerated fashion; she hated the oompa-loompas in the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because they whip the cow to get whipped cream, get it? :wink: )

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Post by cacums » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:11 pm

Jane Poirot wrote:she hated the oompa-loompas in the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I'm sorry but... :arrow: :lol: (I really couldn't help my self :oops: )
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Post by WarnerPlum » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:29 pm

The last scene in Raiders Of The Lost Ark - I watch up to the Ark being opened...............................
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:19 pm

Every Indiana Jones film seems to have a hrd-to-watch part (have yet to see the 4th, though)

Raiders of the Lost Ark- The Final Scene
The Temple of Doom- A man gets his heart ripped out, and is incinerated. His heart, seperate from his body, burns as well.
The Last Crusade- That millionaire guy drinks from the wrong Grail.
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Post by Jane Poirot » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:05 pm

[quote="cacums"][quote="Jane Poirot"]she hated the oompa-loompas in the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory[/quote]

I'm sorry but... :arrow: :lol: (I really couldn't help my self :oops: )[/quote]

It's okay; I think it's kind of funny, myself. I mean, I'm against cruelty to animals, but I can watch if it's exaggerated; we're talking about someone who can't even take an exaggeration!

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Post by Michael » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:13 pm

Basically any movie that shows someone cutting another person with a knife. I can't watch...
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Post by cacums » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:32 pm

I know the feeling, Michael, I still cringe in the first Pirates of the Caribbean when Will Turner cuts his own hand
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Post by cacums » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:36 pm

Depboy wrote:The scene in American History X when Ed Norton makes that guy bite the cement curb and stomps his head made me sick to my stomach.
That is your 900 post. :wink:
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