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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or childrens' TV shows where big, fluffy, pink bunnies tell children that terrorists are like Robin Hood and that God and their mommy want them to grow up to give their life killing the scary, evil Jews, British, and Americans?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uhm, OK. I don't understand the point you are trying to make?

A movie made for kids is appropriate for kids. A movie made for adults may not be appropriate for kids, even if it was loosely based on a story previously told in a manner appropriate for kids.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not making a point/argument, more like an observation.

Would you not agree that a lot of the shit we read to our kids revolves somewhat around violence and dark themes (like shoving some old geezer into an oven)? Are we fooling ourselves into thinking that this shit is too mature for kids while at the same time we'll read stories like:

* A wolf desperately trying to eat some pigs
* Some girl almost getting eaten by 3 bears
* Others that I can't remember
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mardok45 wrote:
I'm not making a point/argument, more like an observation.
Gotcha. I misunderstood something along the way.

Mardok45 wrote:
Would you not agree that a lot of the shit we read to our kids revolves somewhat around violence and dark themes (like shoving some old geezer into an oven)? Are we fooling ourselves into thinking that this shit is too mature for kids while at the same time we'll read stories like:

* A wolf desperately trying to eat some pigs
* Some girl almost getting eaten by 3 bears
* Others that I can't remember
Seems like trying to teach about life in terms they can understand. Is it worse than anthropomorphizing? There seems to be a significant difference between the Three Little Pigs and, say Grindhouse.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hell, we're now sitting our 10-year-old kids in front of a TV screen and make them control a dude with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, blow the heads off of middle-eastern stereotypes, and allow them to dip their testicles into the mouth of a corpse. I fail to see how that's any less dark than shoving some old bitch into an oven.
If that is actually in a game, then certainly parents should probably not allow their 10 y/o play it. Assuming they're mature enough to make that decision or even play it themselves.
Roight, like I said:

It's all about presentation! Put a little light fluffy tone to it, and you can make anything a kid's book. I betcha we can make a kids book about people shooting terrorists.

Yeah it's like kids versions of the Bible, without all the politics, intrigue, violence and debauchery that is contained in the King James version. It's fun to see how they try to dumb down King Herod's mass infanticide or Jesus being disembowelled on his cross by fun loving sword wielding soldiers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there's that story that all children love to hear, where God tells Abraham to tie up, knife-murder, and incinerate his son.

Then there's King David sending a good man off to war so he could fuck the guy's pretty wife, and then ordering him abandoned to the enemy so he would be killed? Sounds like something Idi Amin or Kim Jong-Il would do, not a revered ancestral king of Jews.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one:

http://youtu.be/UTfu1ZGN_7M
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Then there's that story that all children love to hear, where God tells Abraham to tie up, knife-murder, and incinerate his son.

Then there's King David sending a good man off to war so he could fuck the guy's pretty wife, and then ordering him abandoned to the enemy so he would be killed? Sounds like something Idi Amin or Kim Jong-Il would do, not a revered ancestral king of Jews.
Sounds like the next great horror franchise.
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