I wasn't going to post anything about this, but the concept has been literally haunting me every since I watched this trailer for Funny Games. Apparently, writer/director Michael Haneke is remaking his own 1997 French film in English, starring Tim Roth, Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt.
I can't really speak rationally about this without getting upset. I am all for freedom of speech, and I will fight to my death for Mr. Haneke to have the right to make this film. I have seen Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, and Pulp Fiction dozens of times, and violence in film doesn't generally bother me.
However, (and this is just a theory) I think something happens to you once you have children. I don't mean to be preachy or pedantic, and I deeply apologize if this comes out that way. Something happened to me ever since the birth of my first son, and I now can't even remotely stomach the concept of bad things happening to children in movies (and when something tragic happens to a child in real life, I get almost physically ill). It just feels as if there are some lines you can, but shouldn't, cross. For example, Atlanta Football quarterbacks shouldn’t drown, hang, or electrocute dogs that don't perform, and horrible, torturous things shouldn’t happen to children in movies.