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Old 08-04-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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So I went to the 7pm showing of Guardians of the galaxy. I couldn't help but notice how many young kids were there. I saw children as low as 5. . and i'm pretty sure I heard lower (maybe babies) crying at one point.

Now I know this has a talking Raccoon and a tree but its labeled PG13. The Tree, in one scene, spikes a group of alien soldiers and batters them back and forth.


Don't get me wrong the movie itself was awesome. Far better than any of the 4 Star Wars movies that followed Empire Strikes back.


The movie started with a 8 year old or so losing his mother. . .sad stuff.


Overall the kids laughed and squealed at the right parts, so I can't say the children's inclusion dampened my experience.


your thoughts. . .any plans to see Guardians with a 5-13 year old?
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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One of my 18-year-olds saw it, loved it, but said he didn't think our 10-yr-old should see it. He described it as more thematic issues and some stuff like flipping the bird, profanity.

I stopped being surprised at how parents will just take a kid to any movie, even horror movies.

I guess the fact that it's Marvel AND yes, there is a raccoon etc. makes it seem like a kid movie.

Kind of like Family Guy or the Adult Swim animated shows: cartoons, but NOT for children.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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If it has been rated PG13, then I wouldn't think twice because they rate movies for a reason. So no, I wouldn't take a younger child to see it. And if I really want to see it, then I would go without my child!
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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So I went to the 7pm showing of Guardians of the galaxy. I couldn't help but notice how many young kids were there. I saw children as low as 5. . and i'm pretty sure I heard lower (maybe babies) crying at one point.

Now I know this has a talking Raccoon and a tree but its labeled PG13. The Tree, in one scene, spikes a group of alien soldiers and batters them back and forth.


Don't get me wrong the movie itself was awesome. Far better than any of the 4 Star Wars movies that followed Empire Strikes back.


The movie started with a 8 year old or so losing his mother. . .sad stuff.


Overall the kids laughed and squealed at the right parts, so I can't say the children's inclusion dampened my experience.


your thoughts. . .any plans to see Guardians with a 5-13 year old?
Movie ratings are suggestions and for guidelines. ...not a hard and fast rule. What movies a kid sees depends on the kid and the movie. I know some 8 year olds that can't handle a G movie....I know younger kids that have no problems understanding certain PG and and pg-13.

Parent need to know their child and the details of a specific movie...not go by an arbitrary rating.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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If it has been rated PG13, then I wouldn't think twice because they rate movies for a reason. So no, I wouldn't take a younger child to see it. And if I really want to see it, then I would go without my child!
Yeah, you have more trust in the bureaucracy than I do.


MPAA ratings line up and have a list of allowances on what makes a rating. this many curse words, this many that.


Personally it has less cursing than a day of me working in the lawn, and no brutal deaths. . in fact maybe one "human" death in the movie. . (the guy in the spaceship) not counting mom in the begin. The majority of people getting smashed are aliens.

I agree with Scarlet G


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and for that matter, I brought my 5 year old and he loved it
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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and for that matter, I brought my 5 year old and he loved it
You couldn't just have said that in the OP?
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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One of my 18-year-olds saw it, loved it, but said he didn't think our 10-yr-old should see it. He described it as more thematic issues and some stuff like flipping the bird, profanity.

I stopped being surprised at how parents will just take a kid to any movie, even horror movies.

I guess the fact that it's Marvel AND yes, there is a raccoon etc. makes it seem like a kid movie.

Kind of like Family Guy or the Adult Swim animated shows: cartoons, but NOT for children.
Or allow their children to watch any movie that is shown on TV or cable.

Sheesh! I can't tell you how many times I have over heard kindergarteners, 1st graders and other young children at school discuss seeing horror films that are very clearly PG-13 or even R (some of these films are too violent & scary for some teens & adults to watch).
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I would not have taken a 5 year-old to see it, and after seeing it, don't think it's appropriate. My 11 year-old loved it. Much younger would find it far too intense IMO.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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If you think that's bad, I once sat near a child around that age during a showing of JURASSIC PARK, the 2nd one that was darker and more violent than the first.

Kid was crying and asking the parents to leave. Nice parenting.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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I agree that it depends on the kid. This was a fun movie and I'm sure many of the adult jokes go over their heads. Yes, there's death but I remember crying my eyes out at Disney movies, the whole "losing the mom" theme is the same.

I was horrified that there was a 7 year old at Kick-Ass, though.
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