Monday, September 30, 2013

Pop Culture

The movie that had a long lasting influence on me is TEARS OF THE SUN.   its an amazing movie where Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria.  A Central African nation is expected to explode into war at any moment, and Waters and his cohorts are to escort any American citizens in the area to safety, most notably Dr. Lena Kendricks, a doctor from the United States who has set up a clinic in the jungle. Waters and his men find Kendricks, but she refuses to leave with them unless she can bring along 70 refugees who have been left to her care. Kendricks makes it clear that if they are left behind, the refugees will face certain death, but Waters's C.O. insists he bring back Kendricks -- but not her patients. Forced by his conscience to disobey orders, Waters and his team race against time to escort the refugees to a border town where they will find safe haven before invading troops can ambush them. It was truly amazing how other white men ( priests and nuns) gave up their lives to stay behind and help those who were injured. This was an amazing movie for me and also very influential. It was very sad that tears came out of my eyes just watching how people were being brutally murdered in Africa. 

Children and Violent Video Games

I think one of the biggest popular culture figure is Video Games. More and more kids are playing video and computer games — especially ultra-violent ones that are top sellers. Research shows that children are also spending increasing amounts of time playing them: an average of 13 hours per week for boys and five hours for girls. A recent content analysis by the research organization Children Now shows that a majority of video games include violence and about half of the violent incidents would result in serious injuries or death in the "real" world. Kids today do nothing but play video games. Some very inappropriate for their age but still continue to play it. Like for an Example Grand Theft Auto, that is an awesome  game to play, but the violence portrayed in it itself is excruciating. It portrays lots naked individuals and lots of violent actions. I love to play it but i wouldn't like my little 12 and under brother or sister to play it. And later on these children have wild ideas from these video games and do something inevitable. I think that kids shouldn't concentrate more on video games instead of their education. Because once you grow older playing video games isn't going to help you, your education will.


  1. I think violent video game is big issue in today's society. I agree with you idea.

  2. Tears of the Sun is a good movie! It is very tragic about what happens over there, and its sad to say that the happens often, if not daily. On the other hand, I will say that video games have a major influence on children. And like you said, children always play video games. I will admit to have been apart of that group but I've grown out of it.

  3. yes, i agree in your last sentence. its true that once children attached to games than they don't concentrate in their education.

  4. I totally agree with your idea and think games are very addictive, but yet has a big impact on kids behaior and personality they interpret from the video games.


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