While Two Gun Tommy Cruise can take remote controlmachine guns and easily shoot down an army of henchmen in “Mission Impossible 3”, this cartoon violence shoulders nosocial responsibility. The violence of John Wayne's swansong movie, "The Shootist" is brutal, but not glorified. In fact, theShootist himself, J.B.Books, downplays his glorifiedpast with understated dignity. In this moral world of the American West, violence occurs when one assumes the responsibility of defending one self. Violence is used for survival, not to pose and look cool. Perhaps it is this kind of simple clarification of universaltruth that modern day media has failed to understandwith modern day action movies.