Revival of the Revenge Film

While doing a procrastinatory blogroll surf, I came across a GreenCine link to a New York Times article by A.O. Scott that addresses the sudden popularity of the “revenge film,” with the most palpable examples being The Punisher, the Kill Bill films, and Man on Fire.

Scott notes that although many of these films were in production before 9/11 (especially the Kill Bill films, which have been planned since the mid-1990s), the revenge film has increased in intensity since the 9/11 attacks. It’s an interesting argument, and if I weren’t procrastinating too much already, I’d give the article even more attention (I’d also link to the blogger I’ve read recently who made a similar observation).

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