As someone who has been exceedingly vocal about his difficulties watching movies that show children in peril, I can totally get where this guy, Geoff, is coming from as he tries to watch the Dead Island game trailer. I’m a sensitive and protective father too. I can get past this if the filmmakers know what they’re doing, but I’m always going to be more uncomfortable watching something with a kid in danger than I was before I became a father.
I love this guy’s reaction–aside from the Polish slurs. Dude, lay off the Poles!–but it wasn’t my own. Is that because I’m father to a son? I doubt it. I think it has more to do with the fact that this is completely haunting and earned my appreciation, as hard as it is for me to watch. It is one of the most beautifully edited pieces of work I’ve seen in a long time. It’s heartbreaking. The image of the girl on her dad’s back will not soon leave me.
Still, I respect your reaction, brother. I’ve been there. Hope I can talk to you someday and let you know that while your Dad-ness forced you to miss beating Dead Rising 2, the Case West DLC is totally SFD.