I was thinking about this while watching Leon this evening. There's a scene where some crooked cops kill a whole family, including the 4 year old child. The film shows the child running from his hiding place through a door that leads to a corridor, one of the cops opens up on a submachine gun and shoots several times through the wall into the hallway. We don't see the child onscreen after he runs through the door. There's a couple of lines like "The Kid?! Why'd you kill the kid?!" In the aftermath, and later on there's a chalk out line where his body was after the shooting. Now, I'm not arguing against that happening in the film, it serves a point to the story and is part of the plot. But to me, it seems that some people aren't happy unless they see the bullets rip through the child's body, slapping vital organs into the wall behind him as his bones shatter and his broken body slumps to the ground in a puddle of his own blood, which will soon blend with his urine, faeces and vomit. Just because your story contains violence, is no need to show it in unnecesary, sickening detail.