Hey, /tv/. Can you suggest some movies in which extreme violence is used for actually legitimate (or at least believably so) dramatic/narrative reasons? There's almost always gonna be an exploitative component to it, but there must be a balancing point.
STOP. OPENING. SUITCASES.
I'd say this one's legit, anon. The violence is not really that much, it's both understandably in the context of the movie and meaningful of the emotional lines the characters cross, and savagely beating up an autistic Dano isn't as much a selling point as the kind of bait these movies usually go for anyway
The rape scene is the single thing most people know about this one. It's what makes people either watch it or not watch it.
Even if it's portrayed in an arguably effective way, the legitimacy is toppled by the fact it's the movie selling point (it's literally the poster, come on)
Well Hugh Jackman basically turns into Jigsaw with the elaborate torture techniques he employs.
Plus, the whole story sucks. The cops basically do nothing all movie but they continually remind you that Loki is the best detective ever and he'll get his man eventually.
Well Noé is a sort of smart evul guy, he goes for the shock effect and he knows he's gonna attract pervs as well but he doesn't shy away from a controversial subject such as that.