I don't think the 80's Scarface glorifies violence unless you believe that just by showing violence at all, it glorfies it. Notice how most of the gory stuff happened just off-camera, there was very little blood and everyone who had it coming got burnt in the end. The very point was that the aggressor lost in the end even though he apparently had it all. 'The World is Yours' and all that yet, having gotten it, his violent, maniacal approach killed him.Watch Paul Muni in the original Scarface and then try and figure it out yourself. It is like Brando in Street Car being enacted again in a very inferior performance comparatively. Also, while the script of the 80s Scarface plagiarises from the 1932 movie, it leaves out a lot of the depth the 1932 movie had. Also, the 1980s movie glorifies violence while the 1932 movie does not (I can explain this further if you want and repost some of my posts comparing the two Scarfaces from a movie forum if you want). I would really like you to watch the two Scarfaces back to back and see for yourself how poor the 1980s Scarface is. Don't get me wrong, I love Pacino and think Carlito's Way by de Palma is a brilliant film but Pacino in Scarface or Scarface (1983) itself does nothing for me.
There was no glory in his life or death at all, the scene in the restaurant with his wife said it all; Tony Montana was a paranoid, drug-addicted loser by the end, rich beyond his wildest dreams but trapped by the methods he used to get there. Psychologically, he never moved away from being a murderous criminal like he was in Cuba. He just had a whole heap more money.
Not detracting from the original Scarface at all but saying the 80's Scarface glorifies violence is missing the point, in my opinion. It was definitely more stylised violence, true but the violent parts of the original were even more jarring in some ways.
Ironically, Carlito's Way didn't do a huge amount for me.
Recent films I've seen;
All four Saws; first was okay, second was total crap, third was an improvement, fourth was the worst of the lot. I'm a bit of a movie elitist in that I prefer movies which are more complex, I guess, but I love movies which seek to entertain too. I wasn't that entertained by the four movies but the fourth was particularly convoluted and not that intelligent.
Hostel II; Gornography. Pure and simple. Boring, definitely not very scary, a bit misogynist. I found Scream more terrifying (vastly under-rated film, I reckon).
Beowulf; saw it in 3D and initially was quite stylish but eventually got old. The story reminded me of why the book was such a slog, the film seemed to stretch on for hours!
Little Miss Sunshine; loved it! The Grandpa played by Alan Arkin was one of the best characters I've seen in a movie. Watched Catch-22 in celebration. haha