Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Not suitable for children?
I'm easily pleased, (No, honestly, I am) stick my on the sofa and put on a childrens film and I can quite happily sit for hours watching it. (whether there are children around or not)
You should've seen my little face light up when I watched the trailer for Despicable Me 2. It was a picture of happiness. (Yes, it is in my Youtube favourites, and what of it?)
The problem is, childrens films are really NOT for children are they?
Now I know that a LOT of the plot usually goes straight over the heads of the little cherubins, but I'm starting to think that it is these fluffy-wuffy kiddy films that are making our children grow up too fast and learn too much too soon.
Here are some life lessons you can draw from childrens films.
You love someone, and then they DIE, leaving you alone and sad - UP
Rabbits are EVIL, EVIL bastards - Watership Down (Side note, this film STILL terrifies me so much that I cannot watch it. Even the voices, Oh GOD, the strangely hypnotic bunny voices. Sits in the corner and rocks back and forth)
Your toys come alive when you aren't looking, and sometimes try to kill each other - Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. (Also my 6yr old now has a mortal fear of lava ever since watching Toy Story 3 as well)
When you leave your parents side, bad things happen - Finding Nemo
Step-parents are BAD - Pretty much every Disney film ever.
Even in my beloved Despicable Me, the hero Gru, LIED to adopt three children to help him break into the home of his nemesis.
ARE THESE THE SORT OF FILMS WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO WATCH?
or basically, what I am asking is, Is it ok to go alone to Despicable Me 2 next summer?
What do you think?
Can you think of any childrens films that have traumatised you, while your child sits oblivious, loving every minute?
Or a film that traumatised you as a child?
Let me know.
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