Movie title said WHAT?!?
April 20, 2010 12:12pm CST
My little 10 year old son came to me the other day and asked if we could go see the new movie "Kick @$$", and I nearly fell on my @$$. I watched the preview for this movie and it is obviously geared towards children in my sons age group so I have a question. At what point did it become ok to name a movie something that the target audience isn't allowed to say? All of my adult life I have been a fairly cool mom and like to think I am a pretty open minded person, but I am not letting any of the 5 kids in my home see it. Even if they are old enough to see it I just don't think we should be incouraging this sort of stuff. Several of my friends have these little demon children that cuss and tell people off. This movie title is a symptom of a bigger problem tha loss of childhood inocence. OK that's my rant and I feel better. Agree or disagree I would love to hear your thoughts. It is after all by looking at things from anothers point of view that we often learn the most.
20 Apr 10
Well, I don't really think @$$ is such a bad word, because it's synonymous to butt. Lol. However.. Regarding what you said about "demon children that cuss and tell people off", I really think that the media has got a lot to do with it. Although @$$ isn't that much of a bad word (for me) compared to other cuss words, I still think that it is inappropriate to use it as the title of a movie targeted to young audiences. It's just really wrong.
20 Apr 10
Sadly foul language is not the worst thing that can come out of the media available for kids these days. I myself find very disturbing the type of cartoons and movies that are suposed to be for kids. Not only the kicking and fighting and even the bad language used upset me, but once you start to pay attention to most of them, you can observe that the characters have strong feelings of hate and negativism that is obviously part of an intrigue that seems to be too compicated for their age... Or is it ? This is the case everywhere but, sadly, today money everything.