Justifying Natural Born Killers


Natural Born Killers is a type of movie that sends new ideas to peoples heads. This movie seems like it is trying to justify murder. In almost every scene of the movie we can see images of demons or other evil things, for example the sign of the triple six, which stands for the mark of the beast. All of this adds to the glamorization of murder. The movie seems to be glamorizing murder, and it tries to give an excuse on why people like Mickey and Mallory, commit murders.
In the beginning of the movie we see a show called "I love Mallory Show" which is made to look like the "I love Lucy Show."(Stone) But this show is nothing like the Lucy shows. Instead it is about the sexual abuse that ...

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or were laughing at, it can make someone feel uncomfortable because he or she was actually laughing at murder, and sexual abuse. The whole movie seems to follow this pattern; the viewer gets so involved with the movie that he or she forgets what they are actually siding for, and begin to justify everything that Mickey and Mallory do. The movie uses cartoons and comic book illustrations of Mickey to persuade the audience to like him. This approach works because a lot of people liked the Lucy show, or enjoy watching cartoons, or reading comic books. At this point one could be thinking that Mickey and Mallory are harmless because they are just cartoons, but in fact they are very dangerous, as we see threw out the movie. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the imaginary from reality and this movie is one of those instances.
In some parts of the movie, the director is also trying to show us that violence breeds violence. Mallory was abused sexually as a child, and we could see that ...

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