The World Has One Giant Hangover
I am ashamed to say that society has been heavily influenced by the 2009 blockbuster, The Hangover. In this Phillips and Goldberg film, three friends throw their buddy a bachelor party in Vegas that eventually gets incredibly out of hand. The three wake-up the next morning to find the groom missing and no memory of the night before. During their “comedic adventure” to find their friend before his wedding, they get in to many situations that an earlier generation would surely find vulgar to be shown on the big screen.
This movie portrays to ages 17 and up, and to those under 17 that have gotten their hands on the movie, that it is alright and even cool to drink, gamble, have premarital sex, steal, kidnap, do drugs, give drugs to others without their knowing, watch porn, go to strip clubs, have frivolous marriages, degrade women verbally, sexually harass children, see or distribute child pornography, have one-night stands, have or give oral sex, perform bestiality, have necrophilism, perform violence, display public nudism, self-mutilate, domestically abuse, drive carelessly, express profanity, express crude hand gestures, drive drunk, cheat, etc.
But just a movie wasn’t enough for the producers and cast to ruin our already corrupted society. Merchandise, such as t-shirts, costumes, and bobble heads, began appearing in malls all over America. Then, in 2011, a sequel to the movie was released.
I believe that though The Hangover is not the sole reason for the corruption of our society, I think that it is a prime example of all of the media that has helped turn our teens into sex-crazed, drug-addicted, drunkards. Many countries, including China and Indonesia, have banned American media because of the vulgarity. Society only promises to digress as another addition to the series is scheduled to be released in May of 2013.
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