Brian Weatherson is a bit perplexed by a NYT movie review:
“28 Days Later” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has many scenes of maiming, dismemberment, clubbing, shooting, bayoneting and shoplifting.
One would think that the maiming and whatnot would indeed dull one’s senses toward the shoplifting. Perhaps it happens first? Or, maybe, it’s a morality tale in which a person shoplifts and is subseqently maimed, dismembered, clubbed, shot, and bayonetted?