posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by Dr Love
No, don't be sorry that you brought this up. Children's entertainment needs to be discussed.
I haven't seen any of the movies nor read any of the books, but from what you describe, it seems ultra freaky that the scene has the other boy
looking on. Voyeurism and children shouldn't be mixed together in my opinion.
Is it possible for you to find the exact scene you're talking about?
Regarding children's entertainment in general, I agree with the posters who mention Disney and other producers who are masters at riding the fine
line between acceptable and inappropriate.
I feel that much of what children are exposed to now in the form of entertainment has a lot to do with desensitization so that adult themes are pushed
towards them before they should actually be learning about them. But, this is just my two cents. Most would consider me a prude, but I see nothing
wrong with children's magic having nothing to do with the magic adults experience.
sooo.... "i'll admit up front i know nothing about this but that won't stop me railing on it"?
you'd like to know more about it? happy to oblige;
the scene being discussed is where our heroes have finally tracked down both an evil artifact and a way to destroy it. one boy has to find his own
inner strength to stop an evil force from said artifact which is using his own insecurities against him. in this case, his fear that his two best
friends [one of whom he loves] secretly despise him and would rather be together. the evil force generates a smokey and veiled indistinct illusion
which he breaks after the usual angsty teen movie moment of indecision.
for fans of Ron it's a very empowering moment
as well as the turning point in the story and the first blow against previously mentioned evil force
and is totally riven with symbology and subtext and all that great stuff that you get in a bildungsroman.
yes, the movie handles it a little tackily.
but sorry, taking cheap shots at a series you haven't seen or read will not save the kiddies innocence.