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I find it interesting that most of the people who have negative things to say about the movie, are the ones who haven't actually seen it.
I don't think we are saying negative things about the movie - I think we are saying that we feel that it is unnecessary and detrimental to knowingly allow our young children to watch movies and/or television that has violent content in general.

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I just wanted to add that March of the Pengiuns was horrible (for me). If I'd known what it was going to be like I wouldn't have seen it--I actually had to leave the room while my DH finished watching it. I'm glad we didn't go in the theater. I won't be showing it to my son for a very long time--it's the sort of thing that would give him nightmares.
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I don't think we are saying negative things about the movie - I think we are saying that we feel that it is unnecessary and detrimental to knowingly allow our young children to watch movies and/or television that has violent content in general.
Yes, I am aware that there is a discussion about the general violent content in movies for children going on here. There has also been discussion of the movie itself, which is what I was referring to in my previous post.
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Real life is more frightening to me. When I was a kid "Ring of Endless Night" and "Born Free " were the movies that freaked me out- not Star Wars. I knew that was fake.
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We saw Kung Fu Panda. Loved it. Can't wait to buy the DVD.

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My kids seem generally able to tell the difference between pretend and real life - so movies like Kung Fu Panda have not impacted them at all. We saw it two weeks ago, no one has even attempted any kung fu or imprisonment

He-man, GI Joe, She-Ra, and Transformers were all pretty violent and I watched quite a bit of them all as a kid with a single working mom. I think I have a pretty reality based, maybe even sensitive, perception of violence and have been able to function just fine.
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I took my 3y/o to the movie without noticing it was PG rated. I didn't even bother to check, I just saw the add and assumed it was for children. After 20 min ds was pretty upset and frightened by what he saw, so we had to leave.
On another forum, someone posted that the same thing happened with their preschooler, they took him out and put him in time-out and then they could go back in and "enjoy" the movie.
I think the most important thing is responding to the child's cues; if he seems distressed, I see no point in forcing him to watch the movie.

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My DS has seen it and liked it. I do worry about being desensitized to violence but just this weekend we had an incident with another child who is twice as old as DS. DS and I were walking along the sidewalk and the kid walked over to DS and punched him in the stomach for no reason. My DS had done nothing to him nor did he hit back. Which do you think my DS has talked about more and had a harder time processing. The punch in the stomach since he knows that hitting is wrong. I would rather deal with the movie violence and talk about bad guys like that then try and explain why some random kid decided to just punch him any day. Plus he now knows that the world is not as safe as he thought.

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I know that my dd (6.5) has some very real fears about losing people and animals she loves. What is most important to me in these movies is whether or not they will feed these fears. In fantasy movies/cartoons, the violence is not something that is realistic (being hit with the Adava Kadavra spell is most likely not going to happen to me... nor will the armies of the White Witch come storming our door) and my dd is savvy enough to understand this.

General violence, though, (getting beaten up, gunned down, etc.) are very realistic and daily occurrences in the world. It doesn't matter if it occurs in your neighborhood or not. Kids have ways of seeing the news to see what horrible things humans are able to do to each other.

I don't see all violence equally. I see it as potential risks and those that can never happen to us. I'm okay with dd seeing violence that is completely unrealistic. I think that's what separates the Star Wars (how many children fear that they will actually die in a starfighter??) from Kung Fu Panda. In one, the violence is a possibility where in another, kids know it can't happen in their lifetime. Even making the violence funny doesn't make it okay.

Bugs Bunny (when I was watching it growing up) was EXTREMELY racist. Just because it's a cartoon doesn't make it okay to watch. Making racism funny didn't make it right. Making violence funny doesn't make it right either.
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Dd saw Kungfu panda at the drive-in at age five. She LOVED it. So did I. I found it entertaining and cute.
Monster house on the other hand scares her witless.

Edited to ad- Iwill not watch any horror stories based on a true story. That scares me witless. EVerything else I can handle ok, though I do have a few issues from watching real horror movies as a child. I was 6/7 when I watched house, polterguise and other similar movies.

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When I think about it, I guess I'm a bit of a hypocrite. Because I DO limit dd from watching most television, including (and especially) cartoons based on the endless violence and conflicts.

It's not that I worry about it frightening her or even desensitizing her. It's more that it's just wasted brainwaves and wasted time in her day.

I feel like I might as well put her in front of a flickering lamp for an hour.
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My dd, in first grade, has classmates who have seen all the Star Wars and/or Indiana Jones movies.
Well, my kids haven't wanted to see Kung Fu Panda, but my ds1 and dd have seen all but the most recent Star Wars movie (that one's too violent for us) and loved them.

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Well, my kids haven't wanted to see Kung Fu Panda, but my ds1 and dd have seen all but the most recent Star Wars movie (that one's too violent for us) and loved them.
Since Star Wars keeps coming up I have to say that DD is terrified of Jabba the Hut. DH has the old Ewok cartoons and she loves watching those. There wasn't anything in KFP that she was upset about. She tends to be afraid of the typical villain. For whatever reason she has always been terrified of whales and thinks Finding Nemo is the worst movie and refuses to watch it. I think the key is to understand your own child.
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Dd saw Kungfu panda at the drive-in at age five. She LOVED it. So did I. I found it entertaining and cute.
Monster house on the other hand scares her witless.

Edited to ad- Iwill not watch any horror stories based on a true story. That scares me witless. EVerything else I can handle ok, though I do have a few issues from watching real horror movies as a child. I was 6/7 when I watched house, polterguise and other similar movies.
Monster House scared me! My 2.5 y/o dd loves it. She kind of gets a kick out of being mildly scared. Her eyes get big and she says, "OOOOO, Scawey".

Also wanted to add that I dont much like horror movies based on true stories either nor anything twisted or about serial killers. I can handle the zombie, monster, alien, type stuff just fine though. I do still squint my eyes or cover them partially for the really scary parts. I also hate gore. Eww. Needless to say, the Saw movies will never find their way to my television screen. That would cross every one of my lines.

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Hmmm, I thought sure someone would notice my comment on the first page about live fights and poke at it.

I'm almost dissappointed...

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I have been pushing DH to try to do more family stuff with us. so last week he thought it would befun to go see Kung FU panda in a theatre that has tables and serves food.
I really did not want my kids to see it but I also didn't want to shoot DH down and have him going, "see I try and you just say 'no"

So we went.

The kung fu stuff didn't bother me or any of my kids who really aren't old enough for PG but the name calling and referring to PO as fat drove me batty. He is a panda so no he wasn't fat...he was panda size.

My DS enjoyed going to the bathroom more than anything and DD liked the bad guy best of all. she is also partail to lucifer from Cinderella

i don't think they had any idea what was going on though. It was fun treat to go to the movies and sit in the balcony and eat pizza.

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Kung Fu Panda hasn't come out here yet but when it does we will go to see it. I've heard it's funny and we enjoy going to see movies (usually just my DS and I but this time my mom is visiting so we get to go with her too )

I do not have a problem with this kind of movie (others mentioned that they think Shrek, Monster House and Cars are similarly inappropriate--all of which we have on DVD).

I can see why it would be frustrating that the movies the swim team sees are inappropriate in your opinion since it seems like you want to take your kids but do not approve of the movies.
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I have been pushing DH to try to do more family stuff with us. so last week he thought it would befun to go see Kung FU panda in a theatre that has tables and serves food.
Ooooh, you have to tell me where that theater is. I'd love to go to the movies AND get to sit and eat good food at the same time!

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Well I for one likes the movie. It was funny!!
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Angelina Jolie . . . she is an adopter and promoter of adoption, and I am against adoption.
OH MY GAWD! Are you fricken serious??? So because she adopts, you don't go see the movie???
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Ooooh, you have to tell me where that theater is. I'd love to go to the movies AND get to sit and eat good food at the same time!
It's in Dunellen. 25.00 gets you 2 movie tickets a large pizza and a pitcher of beer (or soda)
They also have a full menu (italian) and bar.

It's like regular theatre but every row is missing and there are coffee table style tables to sit on.

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just goes to show all kids are different. my son is terrified of the grinch but has seen all the spidermans and lord of the rings, star wars, indiana jones. Sauron and Darth Vader are just fine but not the Grinch. He has had this fear since three y/o and is eight now. He has never been so afraid of any other character in a movie.
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I spent every Saturday morning for most of my childhood watching "Movie Macabre" with Elvira on Superstation 17. If anything I think it helped my imagination and tolerance of "fearful" things. My kids are little, but they watch Godzilla, King Kong, basically whatever they want, within reason. They ain't scerred.

As far as being overprotective, my best childhood friend's parents never let her watch or do anything that even remotely involved sex, violence, or...well any kind of fun for that matter. Now, she does soft-core porn and poses for Nudie mags. I don't know if there is any real correlation, but you gotta wonder.
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OH MY GAWD! Are you fricken serious??? So because she adopts, you don't go see the movie???
I am really fricken serious.

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It's in Dunellen. 25.00 gets you 2 movie tickets a large pizza and a pitcher of beer (or soda)
They also have a full menu (italian) and bar.

It's like regular theatre but every row is missing and there are coffee table style tables to sit on.
I am so there! That sounds great!

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I loved Elvira when I was a kid!
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Yes, I don't know anyone - adult or child - who didn't cry and perseverate over March of the Penguins. Actually, I haven't let dd watch it yet for that reason (she's 4 yo too). I know the baby abandonment themes would be hard for her to handle right now.

ETA: I guess that's in line with what many of us are saying. Real life is tremendously more violent and traumatic than kid's movies - which tend to be watered down, marginalized versions of some theme. If your kids are so sheltered that pretend wrestling scenes terrify them, I'm just not sure what service that does them.


Umm... Ok.... what DIS-service does it do to them. I was a sheltered kid in terms of media and the extent of my "dysfunction" in life is not being able to watch very violent movies. Yup- that is quite a disservice my parents did to me. I just don't get it :
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It's in Dunellen. 25.00 gets you 2 movie tickets a large pizza and a pitcher of beer (or soda)
They also have a full menu (italian) and bar.

It's like regular theatre but every row is missing and there are coffee table style tables to sit on.

That sounds like so much fun. Is this a chain of theaters or is it something special that just that theater does? I bet that would be a blast!

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