Sara has desensitized me to the violence via numerous zombie movies so the gore was nothing- I adored it because it made those beautiful medley bits hilarious. I think I said to someone else in the comments here- I have the same viewpoint for any movie-adaption for any book or comic or whatever- it's just that director's form of "fanart". You either like their interpretation or you don't, but it doesn't change the original.
No animation jobs yet, but I've had interviews and now I'm boosting the ol' portfolio and workin'. Horray graduation!