Originally Posted by Lisa1970
The "super heros" are worships for some sort of super power that allows them to save people or something. I don't think they are harmful. But all the super hero movies like Batman and Spiderman are disgusting and over the top for kids.
I didn't know they were aimed at kids. I never saw much of the advertising for those movies, except for trailers once or twice, but they didn't seem particularly kid focused to me.
Part of the problem with the movies is that they're drawn from the current renditions of the superheroes. Comics like Batman and Spider-Man have changed a lot
over the last 20-25 years, and they've become much, much darker than they used to be (although the original Batman, of the 30s, was hardcore
). So, those heroes are straddling two very different kinds of worlds...the modern, dark universe which is definitely not meant for kids, and the older one, which was much more kid friendly.
My kids have seen the Spider-Man movies. They haven't seen Dark Knight. I
couldn't even stomach Dark Knight, and I'm a Batman fan from waaaayyyy back.
|I could not believe it when my son was the only child in kindergarten to not see Indiana Jones. That movie was completely inappropriate for children.
Different people draw the lines in different places, and for different reasons. My kids have all seen the Star Wars trilogy (the original one - the prequels suck, and I have no interest in renting them to see again), all four Indiana Jones movies, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Lots of people wouldn't be okay with that for their children, and that's fine. I don't have a problem with it.
OP: I can't help you with the superhero issue, as I have no problem with superheroes. But, as far as toys coming to your house, you definitely have the right to just say "no", and not allow it. If the mom sends it, anyway, put it up and don't let the boy play with it until he leaves. The mom will get the message. If you really don't like the way he plays with your son, then it's probably best to stop watching him.
And, I have to agree with those who wonder why your baby
is getting superhero toys. That seems odd.