Apr 10, 2007
Meet the Robinsons.
Looks cute, right? A funny ad with a dino complaining about his little arms and so on?
Our family just saw this tonight and got burned.
Maybe I'm naive, but it's billed as a "G" movie. In the last few years Disney has put out Cars and Pooh's Heffalump movie as "G" flicks, and so in that context we took our 3 and 6 year old boys to see it.
Wow... big mistake.
Within a few moments of the movie, we see a guy's head enlarge like it will explode. If this is a movie for kids (who think more concretely than they do abstractly), how are they supposed to take that? And what does a parent do in a theater when such intensity happens and their kid is reacting to it?
All throughout the movie there are scenes involving blazing fan-type saws, hats that take over people's minds, and (of course) the dino's initial appearance. Throw in some crass comments (i.e. "Shove it up your...") and I have to wonder who this movie is for.
I know I sounds like a crazy, conservative parent here... "C'mon," you might say, "it's a Disney flick and you can't protect your kids from the world, so take them to see it... yada yada..."
Maybe it would have been fun without kids, but with kids it's a different set of eyes.
And maybe that's just it. Maybe the "G" rating is on an adult scale.
Is there anyone making movies for kids these days that are actually for kids (and not for the media savvy little adults we're trying to turn them into)?
(And that completes this rant, sponsored by the good folks at Nick Jr.)