Violence Excites the First Time but Not the Second When Matt Damon’s cast is slammed to the ground, the viewer emotionally reacts.  But the second time the cast is slammed, we do not see the spike; it’s not shocking or surprising.  However, when Matt is later hit by a shoe the viewer once again reacts, though not as much as the original slamming of the cast.

Violence Excites the First Time but Not the Second

When Matt Damon’s cast is slammed to the ground, the viewer emotionally reacts.  But the second time the cast is slammed, we do not see the spike; it’s not shocking or surprising.  However, when Matt is later hit by a shoe the viewer once again reacts, though not as much as the original slamming of the cast.