Tuesday, September 9, 2008

you know, for kids!

i've heard some people are getting all uppity about there being dark knight merchandise aimed at children, and i have to admit, it does seem a bit weird.
until i stop and remember my own childhood that is.

and check out this commercial from '79

hell i even had toxic avenger toys growing up, well technically toxic crusaders, but still.
i saw the alien movies, the predator movies, even the terminators, all between the ages of five and ten, i also had their toys, i don't think it warped me. granted i had a more liberal childhood than most, however i still fail to see how a pg-13 batman is any darker than those r rated movies.

random commentary here, but it's funny how the movie ratings have changed over the years as well.
and no, they haven't gotten more lapse, they've gotten stricter, check out these two scenes from "pg" movies in the 80's.

not to mention all the sexual innuendo and other fun stuff in both of those movie. no way they would get away with that today.
i highly recommend the documentary "this film is not yet rated"

the mpaa is fucking ridiculous.

movies shouldn't be censored, children should play with crazy toys (i mean why not?) and parents should decide what appropriate for their kids.
i don't think my parents failed me, i mean even if "tales from the crypt" was one of my favourite shows as a kid, it was balanced out with a love for "i love lucy" and "the bob newhart show"
"beavis and butthead" and "the maxx" were evened out by "teenage mutant ninja turtles" and "looney tunes"
the balance between light and dark is an important one!
and my friends from strict families were more likely to act out as "hoodlums" and swear than i was.
kids swear and get in trouble, sounds crazy i know!
it's like everyone forgets the johnny deeper jokes of grade school when they grow up.
everyone's past turns into imaginary pleasantville, it's odd.

"johnny deeper!!!"

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