Here is yet another (of a long, long list) of quirks of modern day society that leaves me bewildered and bothered. There is a movie called Kingsman, The Secret Service. It is an ultra violent comedic spy thriller, far as I can tell. Supposedly the violence is cartoony; too over the top to be taken seriously. Or so I understand as I have not seen the film (nor do I have any desire to). Still. Here is how one person commented on the film: The church scene is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the most gleefully and horrifically violent things I've seen in cinema and just awesome. I was cheering when BLANK was shooting women,cutting them with axes, punching them, impaling them with wooden church pews and of course, his vicious and wonderful killing of the pastor. That comment fairly horrifies me in its delight in brutality. I try to put this in perspective and don't know how. In my college days, a *cough*cough* while back, Monty Python was the Big Thing. Monty Python and the Holy Grail had absurdly comic book fake violence and gore. Such as when King Arthur fights the Black Knight and chops off one limb after another. But that was filmed for laughs. The joke was that as the Black Knight lost each succeeding limb he became more belligerent and wanting to fight on. People back then thought it was disgusting. To us it was just goofy and to this day I can quote large chunks of the movie line by line. Today's example isn't played for laughs. The hero(?) is killing these people 'for real' in the movie. Today's movie audiences think it is just as funny though. Am I just being an old fogie about modern film? Is it apples compared to apples with what I watched and laughed at in college? Thoughts?