Originally posted by Thurisaz
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
you have implied that I am fragile, have a problem with nudity etc.
I am not fragile. I do not have a problem with nudity. I don't live in a bubble, nor do I place bubble wrap around my kids. ty
Sorry, but it appears to me that you do. Then again, I don't usually respond well to people who use children as props for their own insecurities.
"Think of the children!" is a rallying cry that makes me want to whap people upside the head,m so maybe I'm just having something of a biased
reaction to your, uh, concern.
If you're curious why, it's because every time someone argues "for the children" what they're really
doing is pretending people should
take their opinion as rule, and are using the silent and non-present "children" as a guilt lever to try to force others into agreeing with their
I do have a problem with films that involve children acting out adult or illegal themes. Society watches them...everyone earns lots of money
and it is a great movie or story, people learn things or it was scarey, informative etc.
So... don't watch them. It's very simple, really. There's a veritable plethora of movies that don't at all involve these themes. In fact, the
non-threatening, no-issue film has been dominating box offices since '98. I just learned that there's a Smurfs movie. Smurfs
for crying out
loud... and that it's breaking even with "Cowboys and Aliens." Might I suggest you indulge in modern cenema, and feel safe and secure that you will
never be exposed to anything controversial, threatening, or thought-provoking ever again?
It upset me to see that scene and it occurred to me that this film and many others are rated so that minors are not allowed to watch them...the
huge contradiction is that children are acting in them.
Film ratings are inherently ludicrous, because they make the assumption that 13 and 18 are "magic numbers" whereby a person graduates to some extra
level of maturity. I was watching Conan have his way with bare-breasted wenches and lopping off heads in a froth of blood when I was seven
I honestly can say I did not find it a damaging experience (except that even then, I could tell that the acting in the second movie was just
I think Boncho mentioned this earlier in the thread, that some people had a issue with not knowing what was real or not real... I am sorry, but
it is too simulated for my liking.
It's not real. If you can't tell reality from fantasy, well, I'd help but you'd have to be able to afford my fee
Otherwise my solution is, don't watch movies that make you uncomfortable. They're all
fantasy (even a lot of the ones that say they
What do paedophiles do? They get kids to do exactly what the producers re enacted in the film. How did they get away with it?
Because pedophiles tend to not stop at filming, and they sort of, you know, don't have literally thousands of people involved in oversight to ensure
the safety of the child during the scene. On the other hand, you know damn well Dakota Fanning had people all over the damn place to make sure
everything was okay, and that at no moment did she actually get hurt.