Originally, I had only one Commandment of film stories: Thou shalt not let the bad guys win. Se7en (Spacey, Freeman, Pitt, 1995) was the first time I recall encountering a film where the bad guy wins. I came away from that movie wishing I had not seen it. I felt complicit in the triumph of evil over good. (I'm not a prude in that way. It's just that's not really what I look for entertainment-wise when I choose a film to watch.) But I have to abandon that Commandment, after seeing The Usual Suspects (Spacey, Byrne, 1995). The bad guy did win, but it was still an excellent film. I've since realized that I had missed the boat on what makes a Commandment for me. Years later, I saw The Kingsman (Caine, Jackson, Firth) and was kind of disgusted with the church slaughter near the climax. The congregation was full of perfectly innocent people - husbands, wives, children - who killed and were killed in excruciatingly gory slow motion. I realized that what I hated about it was the glorification of innocent human suffering. This scene was beautifully and stylishly done - every sword slash and spear stab imaged in superb artistry. Though the film rationalized it because they were not in their right minds - we were nonetheless being urged by the narrative to revel in this gory massacre of innocent people. And that is also what I thought about Se7en. The whole film was the depiction in beautiful detail of innocent people suffering and dying - a celebration of suffering. So I now have a new Commandment of film: Thou shalt not glorify or celebrate the suffering of innocents. There are many films I have not enjoyed - but I don't regret seeing them, This is the only thing that has ever made me regret seeing a film.