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Monday, August 1, 2011

Are your children too young for PG-13 movies?

Scott & I went to see this Transformers Dark of the Moon on Saturday. I really don't care for movies like this but it was pretty good. Anyways there were a pretty good amount of children in the theater. Even under the age of 13. Although its PG-13 some parents think its ok to take their 5,6,7 year olds. I personally think it should be rated R. The little boy sitting behind us was no older 6, he was crying at one point. I even mentioned to Scott I can see a Dad taking his child to these types of movies, but a Mother! 

This child should have been watching Winnie the Pooh.

Parents are suppose to protect their children. Not expose them to violence.

I don't understand it at all.

I think It's pretty clear why this movie is NOT for children....
"Transformers : Dark of the Moon" is rated PG 13 because of 'intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence , mayhem and destruction , and for language , some sexuality and innuendo' 

Watch part of the movie here

Would you allow your children to watch this?


You're children are growing up fast enough why expose them to the violence at such an early age?

What part of that don't parents understand.

Don't wonder why little Johnny is being so violent after taking him to see this.

When they turn 7,8,9 are they going to be allowed to watch rated R? age 12,13 rated X? When will they be allowed to drink, have alcohol?

If you ever wonder about if a movie is suitable for your child/children. I would recommend visiting Common Sense Media. ◦


  1. I saw the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in theaters, and like you, there were small children there. I don't understand either. *sigh*

  2. Last night I watched a documentary called "This Film is Not Yet Rated". It's very fascinating. You can't even really rely on the ratings that are on the boxes of movies.

    I realize this is totally unrelated to your actual post... LOL.

    I do agree with you though.

  3. Hey, Tracy ... hate to dig up an old post, but I'm trying to start blogging again (for my own sanity) and I'm catching up on some of my favorites (yours included).

    Anyway, I must admit to falling in the opposite camp. As I said two years ago (, we were in a court situation where my wife's ex was letting the kids watch anything they wanted and we had to deal with the aftermath blindly ... to avoid this, we made the decision to let our kids watch what they may, as long as they kept us in the loop.

    While it does give my kids a different perspective on things, I wouldn't say they're scarred from it. We discuss a lot of what goes on in movies, make sure we're all on the same page. It's a decision I was forced into, but in the long run I'd say I don't regret it.

    Just being the loyal opposition here ;-)


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