Alright, having read this post at Yahoo I thought I’d make this handy guide for parents that will help them decide whether or not to take their children to see our bat-like neighborhood vigilante (well, not “our” neighborhood, but someone’s):
- Does the term “PG-13” cause you to have a fit because it’s just too mature for your thirteen year old? If not, move to step two.
- Does the phrase “Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace” act as a good indicator for the type of film you don’t want your children seeing? If not, move to step three.
- Did you take your child to the first one? Were they scared or upset by it? If not, move to number four.
- Do clowns scare you or your children? If not, move to step five.
- Are you one of those overly-sensitive types that sends a letter to your congressman every week demanding that the movie and television industries go back to the the days of Andy Griffith? If not, move to step six.
- Take your kids to see the movie.
Basically, if you’re going to get upset about violence and think it may be too much for your kids, then it is too much for your kids. If, however, your thirteen year old has a solid grounding in the reality about movies, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t blame the movie or the producers if the film was too much for you or your kids (or at least what you think is too much for your kids). It’s your fault for not doing the research.
That’s all I have to say about that.
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