anti-revenge movie

i recently watched 7 days. a revenge film with a positive message.
i don’t normally watch revenge movies because they seem so pointless.
the only thing that holds the movie together is the ‘premise’ that someone has done something really bad, and then that person has to pay for what they have done, with torcher and terrible pain.
if you take away the ‘premise’, there is just someone inflicting terrible pain and torcher to another person.

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how is that good?

yes. when we experience loss, the consuming grief is unbearable.
this may have us engaging in fantasies of revenge, but this does pass with time.
you just gotta hang in there until the worst of the pain is over. sometimes that can take a while.

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so this film is not only really well made, but also shows the downside to revenge, and the inevitable degradation of the person committing the revengeful act.
This movie is not for everyone, as it deals with some very heavy issues, but it has a lot of merit for showing the negative consequences of revenge.

9 responses to “anti-revenge movie

  1. Revenge fantasy helped me release some of the feeling of powerlessness. I haven’t seen the movie, but I can imagine. Revenge seems like a reasonable response to being victimized, but it doesn’t lead to anything good….just have to wait for the laws of the universe-Karma-reap what they sow….maybe we get to see it, and just shake our heads:-/

    • yes. I had it too.
      it was so strong at the time.
      i wanted my partner knee-capped so they weren’t able to ride their bike.
      thankfully this did pass with time.
      it is a very normal reaction.

      The man in the movie destroys many peoples lives in the movie. Not just his.
      Quite powerful.

      Gav.

      • Hmmmm…thought….I never imagined ME doing anything, but rather, just witnessing things happening. In the meantime…I suppose my peace and happiness is the best “revenge”.

      • ‘I never imagined ME doing anything’
        yes. me too.

        and i so agree…’ peace and happiness is the best “revenge”.

    • Not overly bloody…but quite disturbing.
      Gives an insight into the intense grief parents feel when a child is murdered.
      I’m not squeemish, so i liked the film a lot.
      G.

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