If this were a book we were talking about, there'd be all sorts of pious "I never censor what my children read" and "my parents let me read anything from a young age and I turned out great".
The difference to me is that a book can be put down if it gets too intense, the page can be turned. A reader, whether it is a child or an adult, has control over how they read a book.
A young child in a theatre with a parent doesn't really have that option. They are in essence trapped and not in control of what they are seeing and hearing.
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PeaNut 479,777 August 2010 Posts: 5,317 Layouts: 0
Posted: 1/28/2013 9:55:20 AM
Books are different in that the pictures are limited to the child's experience. As my children have not had any experience with torture, what they would imagine would be pretty damn mild based on the book. But a movie puts it all out there.
PeaNut 78,429 March 2003 Posts: 15,407 Layouts: 5 Loc: Mountain High Pea
Posted: 1/28/2013 10:18:47 AM
The same jerk who took a 3 or 4 year old to see Twilight. Sitting there with my teen daughter while this 3 (or 4) year old mess around. Granted she wasn't 'bad'.. but there were some scenes that made me close my eyes big time.