I just watched "World War X," which I had hoped was a legitimate scientific thriller. Instead, it was little more than repetitive scenes of dehumanized zombies running amok and being slaughtered by the thousands. The popularity and proliferation of these movies makes me wonder if the deaths of millions in WW2 is likely to be repeated in the not too distant future. The consistent theme in these movies (and video games) is the "dehumanization" of other people, thus removing any moral qualms about exterminating them. Didn't this also happen in the mass killings of civilians in WW2? This is not a new idea, but it seems that we are becoming so numbed by the sheer volume of these images that their frightening implications are becoming increasingly portentous.