It pays to do your homework, and last night, I didn’t. I went to see Jack Reacher.
In an early scene, a sniper using a high-powered rifle calmly mows down and kills 5 people outside a baseball stadium, in broad daylight, including a young woman carrying a child as she runs. If this scene was intended to invoke outrage, it worked. As images of the Connecticut shootings flashed in my mind, I began to feel guilty for coming at that very moment.
This movie is only rated PG-13, but it is filled with a disturbingly cruel and callous form of violence. And I call this entertainment? Should it be? These are questions I’m pondering today, and questions I’ve pondered before.
May I be painfully honest for a moment? I didn’t care to research the movie before going because I am lazy, and because I just wanted to escape for a few hours. Those things may sound minor, but I want to do better.
So, will you join me in voting with your dollars and choosing more positive entertainment? It’s really not much of a sacrifice. Just think of it as a little thing you can do in memory of those who lost their lives in the Connecticut shootings, and elsewhere.