So I promised Miss Priss a movie Friday night, and I - having been culturally deprived growing up - usually attempt to infuse a little culture into the child when the opportunity arises.
Meaning...it was time. She should be introduced to STAR WARS! Besides, I wanted to see it.
Prob? PG 13. Wtf? Normally, I wouldn't give the rating a second thought, but this time my baby was coming with. (Yes, I know she is nine. But recall the litany, "she will always be my baby.")
I was thinking spilt blood (since I knew Vader was to be mutilated), a copulation scene (since I knew twins were to be gestated), the worst...
Soooo, on the way into town, I fired off a text to a handful of
geeks cultural elitists (with children) whose numbers I have stored in my phone. Well, either I misjudged them, or texting isn't "geek cool," because only ONE actually replied to the text prior to movie start time, and that was to say, "What do I look like, a geek? Haven't seen it yet."
Fine. Over myself I got, made my own call I did. Then I bought the child a ticket.
And so. This is my public service announcement to anyone else who wonders about the rating...
No worries, tis fine. There is a birth scene, but no copulating. Lots of people die, but no blood and guts (although Vader did get really yucked up, as expected).
I'm giving the okay for kiddies eight and up. (Of course, if you have a five year old boy who likes to set frogs on fire, I'm betting he can get through it without any major nightmares.)
Oh...enjoyment factor? We've been through the trilogy TWICE in as many days. I'd say she's
geekified culturally edified!
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Calling bullshit here. I did say I hadn't seen it yet (I like Star Wars, ain't gonna dress up like fucking Boba Fett and camp out for tickets, though), I also said at PG-13 your child would be fine, enjoy. Ipso facto, I am right, throw some credit around.posted by Velociman on June 6, 2005 07:17 PM
Alrighty then! Credit: Your guesswork panned out.
But I was LOOKING for personal testimony!! This I did not get, so now that I own one myself, I have shared... for the good of the community, and future Boba Fett fans everywhere...posted by Key on June 6, 2005 10:55 PM
I think it depends on the criteria. Why is sex so bad for a child to see but seeing a man lose three limbs and then catch on fire OK?
Personally, I'd rather have any children of mine see two people being affectionate, loving, and yes, having sex than people hurting, maiming, and killing each other.
What lessons do you think seeing each situation teaches?
But that's me...posted by Jack on June 7, 2005 02:28 AM
A good Yoda you do.
"Do or do not do, there is no try."
posted by werbinox on June 7, 2005 06:41 AM
Last week, I took my two girls. Jillian (10) and Jenna (4 1/2), to see III. Jilly loved it, but was a little squemish during the Anakin lava rock scene. Jenna, who I think is a GIRL who will someday set frogs on fire or blow their heads off with firecrackers, thought it was only a "little scary." No nightmares ... yet. She loves Yoda and likes how Obi Wan Kenobi rolls off her tongue. No Yoda-speak (Yodese?) from either child thus far.posted by John on June 7, 2005 11:29 AM
Why is it not bad, John? Check out the orignal fairy tails we all grew up on. Evil is punished, and there's no fucking. Thats how it works. It has to follow the below formula
Evil Punished+No Fucking=Okay for Kids!
> ...having sex than people hurting, maiming, and killing each other....
Hmmm, let's see. When I was a child we were taken to action/thriller movies where a lot of violence was portrayed. But no sex movies. I grew up despising un-necessary violence and abuse of other people or animals. I also didn't contract HIV or any other STDs and didn't get another teenager knocked up while in school. Yup, I guess I'm pretty screwed up because I saw some violent movies instead of ones depictiing sex just for the sake of sex. Get a clue, every civilization that became obsessed with sex fell into decay and stagnation. The Dark Ages are an example of the other extreme. Same destination, different route.posted by Palomar Jack on July 23, 2005 12:07 AM
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That is only the question that my husband has asked me 15 times today.
"Do you have on a different cologne?" he demanded.
"No," I answer, "No cologne, no lotions, but I did bathe this morning."
He picked up the Victoria Secret catalogue that I was thumbing through, and gave it a good whiff, as to find to find the source of the offending aroma.
"Look, if you want to borrow my catalogue, just say so." (Of course I smirked when I said that.)
"No, not this," he said putting it down, only after indulging in a few ooohs and aaaahs over the sequin laden lingerie.
"Smell my hair."
"Smell my hair," I instructed, "I used a different shampoo and conditioner this morning." (...which is almost always the case, as I have a few dozen in the shower.)
He obliged. "OHHH YEAH! That's it? What is that, it's awful!"
He has since given my desk - yes, we work together - a wide berth every time he's cut across the office.
So, what did I use? Dove shampoo. Dove conditioner. Didn't even mix and match today!
I think I look and smell radiant, personally. But there you have it, one man's cosmetic critique of the day.
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I love Dove Bars, but I didn't realize the made shampoo and conditioner. I need to get out more.posted by Sam on November 30, 2004 08:12 PM
Love the stuff. Have been using it for a couple of months now.posted by Chelle on November 30, 2004 10:19 PM
I was going to say Velociman smells like old lady, but I gave them up for Ramadan.posted by Velociman on November 30, 2004 10:31 PM
At least he noticed!!! Hell, mine asked me if I was going to comb my hair before we left,,,I'd just got done doing my hair! Whatever,,,,,posted by Michele on December 1, 2004 05:23 PM
Phew..thanks for letting me know. I had a coupon for both of them and was going to try it out. I'm still unclear as to what an old lady should smell like though.posted by Moogie on December 1, 2004 05:52 PM
You look and smell so nice, you don't need anything, ever, take care, Cat.posted by Catfish on December 1, 2004 09:41 PM
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