Superhero Movies?

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Superhero Movies?
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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 12:50pm

What do you think- are superhero movies automatically okay for kids to watch?

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Tue, 01-05-2010 - 11:40am

Hmmm... I didn't really watch Transformers, I sort of left that to my DH (he's the one who takes our DS to the theater). Now I'm concerned.

I was an extra on Savannah Smiles and once during a break I was swinging & the movie director was meeting a friend near the swing set. They were talking about ratings and how they heard it appeared the movie was going to be rated G. So they were to go back through the script and find where they could add more adult type language/scenes so the movie would become PG.

This is an unfortunate example of where the audience sort of asks for more adult content in children's movies. As the director he knew he would not make near as much money or have near as much success as a G movie compared to PG.

The movie makers want to entertain the adults as much as the children. Their success depends on it. I would think trying to tie in two target audiences would be difficult to do & hard to know where the lines lie.

So the responsibility is upon us. It sucks to be the odd man out, but we need to do what makes us feel the most comfortable for us and our family.




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Mon, 01-04-2010 - 3:12pm
Definitely not automatic approval. My DS is 8.5 years old and LOVES anything to do with superheros, and was smart enough to ask how Dark Knight or Ghostrider wasn't a kid movie if there were kid toys made for it. Difficult question to answer. And I just about died when I heard how many cuss words were used in Transformers 2. He has been allowed to see some in the theatres with me after I read enough reviews about the content but some have had to wait until I rent them at home and view them first. And some are just not gonna happen until much later in life, such as the case with Ghostrider. DS is not pleased about that but such is life :)
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Mon, 01-04-2010 - 2:59pm
I agree with you completely about the language.

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Mon, 01-04-2010 - 1:42pm
We've run into that before also.

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Mon, 01-04-2010 - 1:39pm
I don't think it's an automatic approval either.

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Fri, 01-01-2010 - 4:27pm

No, not automatic approval.
Age depends on the individual child & the individual movie.

For example, Batman Darknight (PG-13) we have decided is too scary for my DS (nearly 8), while Transformers, also PG-13, wouldn't scare him.

It's all about knowing your child, knowing their intellect, fears, comprehension and knowing the movie content.

I would think for a sleep over, ask the parent if there is going to be a movie & if so, what it is. I've called a friend's mom & asked her what video games they have & told her which ones my DS is not allowed to play. Sometimes we have to take that extra step. But I would not have thought of calling if my DS had not told me some of the games they had in their house.




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng