Graphic violence

depiction of especially vivid, brutal and realistic acts of violence in visual media

Graphic violence (also known as extreme violence or explicit violence) refers to when violence in media is vivid or realistic.[1] T Examples of graphic violence include mutilation, bloodshed, and removing any animal or human body parts. Others include murder, suicide, sexual violence and assault by weapon.[2]

Media and televisionEdit

Graphic (or explicit) violence happens in movies, television, video games and on many news media related broadcasts.[3] Examples of movies or television with graphic violence are Intent to Kill, Man Bites Dog, True Lies, Color of Night, Hideaway, Seven, Crash and Starship Troopers.

Video gamesEdit

Video games that have graphic violence include Mortal Kombat games, Killer Instinct games, Grand Theft Auto games, and The Manhunt games.[4]

Ratings of the mediaEdit

There are several cases where movies may have been rated NC-17 for explicit violence. Few, however, have really kept the NC-17 rating. Those that have include Intent to Kill (1992), Man Bites Dog (1992) and 100 Tears (2007 horror movie). Other similar movies have gone unrated. These include Hatchet (a 2006 horror movie) and The Antichrist (a controversial 2009 movie).[5]

Some video games were labeled 'AO' (Adults Only) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board because of graphic violence.[source?] Several reverted the rating to 'M' (Mature). AO means that nobody age 17 and under can play, buy or rent the games in question. An M means not suitable for under 17 audiences to buy, play or rent.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Examples of Graphic Violence". The Law Insider. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  2. "Graphic Violence in the Media", Papersowl, 4 January 2019, retrieved January 15, 2022
  3. "How to Deal with Medias' Violence-The Tips", Common Sense Media, 19 January 2015, retrieved January 15, 2022
  4. "The Seven Most Controversial Games". The Gamer Help. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved January 15, 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  5. "The Unrated Movie 'Antichrist' Should be Rated NC-17". CNS News. Retrieved January 15, 2022.