Can anyone tell me why movie makers feel the need to add profanity of any kind to a children's movie?? I mean, really, what possible reason could you need to say curse words in a child's movie? I have been a stickler for not letting my kids watch PG movies for just this reason. I think my kids may be the only kids in the free world not to have seen the Shrek series or The Cat in the Hat. Recently I decided to take my nearly 9 year old to see Enchanted at the theater (rated PG), and surprisingly it seemed quite innocent. So we decided to all give Stuart Little a try.
Toward the end of the movie the "bad cats" have 2 expletives. One says something like "what the hell." Both kids missed it. whew. The second expletive comes when a cat falls in the water. It says something like "I can't believe I fell in the damn water." My oldest daughter looked at me with HUGE eyes. I eyed back to her "yes I heard it too.". She looked over at her four year old sister, and exclaimed "Yes, I'll bet that water was DAMP!"
I was so proud of my big girl. She was trying to protect her little sister from the evils of the movie. All the arguments of the day had melted away. It didn't matter if they'd argued over Polly Pocket, or who got to go first. She was doing her job, protecting her sister. Something the movie makers, and I guess myself, had failed to do.
I'm still upset about the movie. Why do they market profanity to kids? I tell you it makes me mad. DAMP mad. Or maybe it's the movie makers who are all wet?
Matthew 18:6 -- But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Matthew 18:7 -- Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!
Matthew 21:16 -- "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, " 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise' ?"