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    Thread: is it appropriate for a 6 year old to watch a PG-13 movie?

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      07-10-2007 07:33 PM #1
      specifically Pirates of the Carribean?
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      07-10-2007 08:24 PM #2
      I don't see why not....especially in that movie they wouldn't get any of the sexual innuendos anyway (if there are any) and the violence is minimal.
      So long as they aren't easily frightened I don't see why it'd be a problem.
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      07-10-2007 08:40 PM #3
      IMO, too much violence and "scary" images for a 6 year old.
      But, more important, it's a pretty LONG movie -- well beyond the attention span of a 6 year old.
      The compromise is to take the kid to an evening show, where he'll likely fall asleep...
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      07-10-2007 08:44 PM #4
      What about language?
      I thought I heard Samuel L. Jackson say "fu**ing" in 1408 which was PG-13

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      07-10-2007 09:02 PM #5
      I'd say it depends what kind other movie the kid has seen.
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    6. 07-10-2007 09:58 PM #6
      My first memory of watching a movie was a PG-13 movie. I remember seeing the first tim burton Batman in the theatre. Born in 87, movie came out in 89....
      Of course in retrospect I don't think my parents really kept an eye on what I watched. I distinctly remember watching the Toxic Avenger around that same time period.


      Modified by Stratocaster5292 at 2:59 AM 7-11-2007

    7. 07-10-2007 11:01 PM #7
      well according to the last time I went to a movie, it's cool to bring them to an R rated movie. saw plenty in the theater when i went to see 300.

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      07-10-2007 11:08 PM #8
      it's a fine line, when I was 6 or 7 I watched the thriller music video and stayed up for 3 days straight. But, kids have to learn about **** sooner or later. I would probably hold off a few years at least
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      07-10-2007 11:41 PM #9
      Not to change my original opinion or anything, but in 1972 I was taken to see The Godfather (I was 7 at the time), probably because my folks couldn't get a babysitter. But I'm sure I fell asleep due to boredom.
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      07-10-2007 11:54 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by bastion72 »
      well according to the last time I went to a movie, it's cool to bring them to an R rated movie. saw plenty in the theater when i went to see 300.

      lol, it was like that when I saw 300 also.
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    11. 07-11-2007 12:30 AM #11
      The loud sound in a movie theatre adds to how scary a movie is. Maybe wait until it comes out on DVD and watch it on a normal TV.

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      07-11-2007 12:37 AM #12
      Little Miss Sunshine was our family movie on Christmas Eve.Me my wife my 6 year old and 3 year old.

    13. 07-11-2007 12:49 AM #13
      If you're asking this question about your children you need to be slapped and ashamed of yourself. Parenting isn't a science. If YOU think its ok then let them watch it.

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      07-11-2007 02:11 AM #14
      It depends on your kid. I've been telling mine that "movies aren't real" since I thought they could comprehend it even a little. My 6-year-old copes fine and likes to try to figure out whether an effect was done with computers or makeup, which distracts him nicely from some potentially disturbing stuff.

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      07-11-2007 02:53 AM #15
      I was five years old when I saw The Terminator and the movie Alien in the same month when I was a kid. Needless to say I had nightmares ranging from aliens in my closet to a red eyed cyborg shooting me in my bed.
      But I grew up ok and I love that shiz now.

    16. 07-11-2007 03:16 AM #16
      I saw First Blood before I was 3 and it didn't mess me up. Kids don't need to be coddled.

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      07-11-2007 04:37 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by alfafan »
      Little Miss Sunshine was our family movie on Christmas Eve.Me my wife my 6 year old and 3 year old.

      Next year, show "Bad Santa".

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      07-11-2007 08:01 AM #18
      It depends on the child and the parent.
      I'm 38 and remember seeing Jaws & the Thing, both scary rated R movies in the theater when they came out. My two first rated R movies, I was 6 years old.
      Times were different back then, but my parents prepped me before we went, plus we talked about the movies afterward. Only thing, I was scared to go swimming in the ocean for a while, but I believe that went for everyone once Jaws came out.
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      07-11-2007 10:32 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by bastion72 »
      well according to the last time I went to a movie, it's cool to bring them to an R rated movie. saw plenty in the theater when i went to see 300.


      I hate it when parents bring children to non-children movies. Kids cry and whine and ruin the whole thing. Wait, they do that to a parent's life
      If I had a kid aged 6 I probably wouldn't let them watch Pirates. But I'd try to make an informed decision and go see it without the rugrats first.
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      07-11-2007 10:41 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by HNT GLI »
      If you're asking this question about your children you need to be slapped and ashamed of yourself. Parenting isn't a science. If YOU think its ok then let them watch it.


      i asked this question b/c my 6 yo is in a summer day camp. b/c of the extremely hot weather this week, the camp has decided to do indoor activities.
      we got a permission slip yesterday asking if we would or would not let our child watch a PG-13 movie (PoC). i selected "No" that i did not think it was appropriate for a 6yo to watch that movie.
      i was just wondering what y'all thought
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    21. 07-11-2007 11:27 AM #21
      My six yr, and 3 yr old kids saw P.O.C. at a relatives house one day, now it is one of there favorite movies. I think the first one is more tame compared to the other two. My daughter (6) knows about special FX now, and my son (3) just likes sword fighting because he's a boy.
      I even took them to see #3 in the theaters, and that may have been pushing it, but they both loved it.

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      07-11-2007 11:28 AM #22
      There were 6 year olds when I saw Hostel in the theater. Stuff like that makes me want to give people a punch in the face. I honestly would have no problem bringing a 6 year old to Pirates of the Carribean though. The only thing that's in there is violence which isn't bloody or anything, and some 'creatures' that I guess would be scary for children. Honestly I don't think that movie deserved the PG-13 rating, but I guess MPAA didint' want to take chances. It is a disney movie after all!

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      07-11-2007 12:32 PM #23
      I was surprised to find out some of the movies my friends let their son watch from about age 3 on... Pirates, King Kong (new one), the new Star Wars movies, etc... stuff that I consider way to graphic for my son at this age (4.5 year old). Sexual innuendo goes right over kids' heads, violence/fighting doesn't.
      What little TV my son gets to watch is Magic Schoolbus, Little Einsteins, that sort of thing. We didn't let him watch The Incredibles until he was 4, his first non-G movie.
      About the only thing we watch with him in the room is Food Network, TLC & Discovery and even then we are careful of the subject matter.
      Kids aren't missing out on a damn thing by waiting until they are older to see these movies. No reason to rush it IMO.

    24. 07-11-2007 12:38 PM #24
      heck the first time I saw The Shining on the big screen the row behind me was all kids. I had seen the movie hundreds of times and also as a 13 year old way back. I know what affects the kids. so at choice times during the movie, I would just turn around and look at their faces. mostly they were bored, but sometimes they'd just have their mouths wide open and just stared in shock.
      Full frontal scene bathroom scene was uncomfortable for even me to be in the theater with that stuff on the screen and kids behind me.
      oh and the new dvd is way better than any of the prints I've seen in the theater, they chop it in the theater to fit widescreen format. pretty funny.

    25. 07-11-2007 12:50 PM #25
      meh forget pirates, take him to go see die hard

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