It’s “repulsive” that British authorities banned posters for Angelina Jolie’s movie Wanted in England, said Rob Lyons in the blog Spiked. Having “moral guardians” restrict our “freedom of expression” is more dangerous than “any imaginary Angelina-inspired gun crime spree.”
In the U.S., “glorifying gun violence hardly raises an eyebrow,” said TheImproper.com. But show even a “fleeting glance at a bare breast” in an ad or on TV, and “government and big media get their undershorts in a knot.”
Universal Pictures is going to have the last laugh on this one, said Martin Hickman in a blog in The Independent. Wanted was released in June, has finished its run in theaters, and is being “rewarded with a fresh bout of publicity” right before the DVD comes out.