Every time another child is killed, a sinister bugle is heard in the distance. It’s shocking to sit through.
No, a cannon is fired. If you can't even get obvious details right, then why should I give any credence to the rest of what you say?
Saw the film on Saturday. Not bad, but a bit too whitebread for my liking. With such a nasty theme, I just feel that the film could and should have been a lot harsher. As rightly observed above, the original books appear aimed at the mid-teen market, and those mid-teens (with any luck) will have read stuff like Lord Of The Flies and possibly seen Battle Royale at home (18 certificate, yes, but there is a 15-cut - Japanese-made - out there somewhere).
Meanwhile, William from Widnes completely misses the point...
The whole concept of children kiling children is sick beyond description. People who think this is just entertainment clearly don't understand the desensitising nature of films. Supporting a film like this makes me despair at what humanity is turning into. Shonas initial instincts were right and she should have followed through on that. I don't believe this trash is fit for people of any age.
The film - and the books - make it abundantly clear that children killing children as entertainment is abhorrent. THAT'S ONE OF THE FILM'S MAIN POINTS, you clueless tosser...
(He's also on the comments further down, tactfully dragging James Bulger into the equation. I suppose that I should be grateful that he didn't call him "little Jamie".)