Has anyone taken 9yr to dark knight?

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Registered: 01-28-2008
Has anyone taken 9yr to dark knight?
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 11:22am


My 9 yr old son is wanting to see the Movie Dark Knight,

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Registered: 01-06-2007
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 2:12pm
From what I've heard, it's very dark and is dancing right on the edge of an R rating. I would love to see it, but there's no way my very sensitive 9 y.o. could take it -- she hides and cries if there's even a *preview* for something rated PG-13.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 8:30pm

I don't think this is appropriate for a 9 year old.

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Registered: 10-09-2004
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 9:18am

Our newspaper does a "people on the street" sort of movie review, and one thing that I keep hearing is "Leave the kids at home."

The only person who has said differently is my BIL, who said he doesn't really think it is any worse violence wise than the first one. (I don't know my BIL well enough to trust his judgement though, and his children are 14 and up.)

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Registered: 06-15-2007
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 2:42pm

Yeah -- NO WAY. My husband took my almost-13-yo, and it was almost too much for him to handle. DH said it was very, very disturbing, dark, frightening, adult... DS thought it was too hard to follow and very creepy.

(DH did say Heath Ledger was amazing as the Joker, though!)

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 8:48pm
Bad mommy here, I took mine. It definitely WAS more intense than I had expected, and in retrospect probably would not have taken her. BUT she did fine. And I kept reaching to cover her eyes when I thought something "gruesome" was coming, but it turns out there wasn't anything gory/graphic shown - but certainly LOTS of "implied" violence. I must confess, though, that she