Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    This is so right on the money. Back in the day I heard my generation saw over 25000 murders and violent deaths on TV and the movies by the time we were 18. Now with video games and a lot more to watch on TV, I have heard it is like 300,000.

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    Neither the cartoon, nor jack said anything about left or right wing politics here. It’s true that Hollywood is in a constant struggle to outdo the last violent movie with an even more violent movie. The movie stars (Liberal and conservative) promote these movies, but their hypocracy shows when they support gun control measures. Violent movies feed the nut-jobs that massacre people…

  3. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    If you are allowing your children to watch these types of movies maybe you better blame yourself and not Hollywood.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    Hey, if you do not realize that these are movies with stunt people shooting blanks, or even more silly, if you do not realize that the video games are killing only screen pixels on your TV or computer monitor, then you are just plain living in a non real fantasy world even greater than the movies themselves.

    There is a truly VAST difference between viewing such violence and actually taking a gun out (or any other weapon such as a knife, or even a baseball bat) and either killing someone else, or maiming them for life.

    And if you do not believe that, then perhaps you should ask the literally thousands of people in our prisons that have done that sort of violence, especially in a fit of anger, and are now living out their lives in total misery!!

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Valid points but let’s face it both the guy in Colorado and in Newtown and the kids who caused the Columbine incident all played these video games.

    Yes “non real fantasy world” becomes very real to some people and those are the ones who need to be watched.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    John Wayne was originally intended by the studio to be “the singing cowboy” (Gene Autry took that over), and in his first movies he was hilarious, but still “blew away” all the bad guys. In the early Tarzan movies, Tarzan fought the “Europeans” who came to Africa with the concept of killing anything that moved, animals, or natives, or Tarzan. Violence in the movies is certainly NOT a new phenominan.

    Martial arts movies are also pretty funny, because the fights last “forever”, when in actuality, most techniques I was taught outside the “sport edition”, would be lethal blows, taught for combat, not movies.

    But it remains, the best martial arts expert in the world, can’t kill a man from 30 yards away. That’s not at all difficult with a rifle. The fact movies also show the “bad guys” always miss with automatic rifles, while the “good guy” picks them off, even with a muzzle loader, in games, and movies, does promote more violence, because it doesn’t reflect the reality.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    I have no problem with such watching. But just as the pro gun types say “Guns do not kill people, people do!” then it would equally valid to state “Violent movies and video games do not kill people, people do!”

    When I was a youngster (as I am 70 that was quite a long time ago) we used to play cowboys and Indians, or even soldiers, and the intent of our play was certainly violent in nature. But even though I do support the peoples right to own reasonable guns, I do not at present even own one!

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    RV: that scene from “Indiana Jones” was one of my very favorite, ever! And, the story behind it is better. Harrison Ford was feeling terrible, dysenttary I believe, and when the scene came up, he wasn’t supposed to use the pistol, but thought “Hey, Indy’s got a gun and bullet, the other guy has a sword, what makes sense?” The kept the ad lib in the movie.

    When my bayonet instructor said that if they bayonet got stuck, just shoot the guy off. I replied, “If I had a bullet left, why would I be close enough for a bayonet?”

    Reality occasionally sneaks into movies.

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