It seems we have entered a time when nothing short of the cataclysmic, the catastrophic, the gory, and the sensationally violent will make, for successful box office in the motion picture industry. Almost everything one sees anymore is some type of spectacle exploring every conceivable human emotion of fear, apprehension, sickness, shock, disgust, and shame - from the tortuous nightmare of the sickening spectacle of a shark dismembering human bodies to the, blasting of people to bits with guns, of stabbings with knives, and bludgeonings with cudgels. It seems that's "show business" these days: Films with happy endings have seemingly all ridden off into the sunset.
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