Even knowing what Quentin Tarantino's films are like, my husband and I went and saw "Django Unchained" because we like Jamie Foxx and the story line was compelling. The portrait of slavery was ugly, as it should be.
Based on the plot and the acting, it was a great movie. But it was marred by relentless, sickening, graphic violence. Just because a gruesome special effect can be done, doesn't mean it should be.
Not all Americans are hooked on brutal depictions of bloodshed. Nor must everything suit children.