Movies you saw at in inapproriate time/age?

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Postby Spaztique » August 29th, 2012, 1:56 am

Drawing over from the bad movies thread, I was brought with to see Cool World around the time I was 5 or so. Like most people, we all thought it was going to be like "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" despite the obvious PG-13 rating.
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Postby shando » August 29th, 2012, 7:21 am

ZachMo wrote:My parents were big fans of Kurosawa since before I could read so they would make up what was going on. I recall still enjoying it.

That's awesome.

Only slightly related, but as a parent I have made some questionable movie calls myself, biggest one is probably letting Emmett watch Miyazaki's Nausicaa at age five. Five hundred foot nuclear belching warrior who then dissolves into piles of raw meat? Sure, good call Dad. But it's one of his favorite movies, so it turned out all right.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 29th, 2012, 9:48 am

i think kids can handle a lot more in regards to certain content than we think they can...i wonder when we forget that.

(i'm not saying kindergarten classes should be having Saw marathons, but still...:p)
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Postby Spots » August 29th, 2012, 12:00 pm

Yup. In first grade I wrote a big list of all the cuss words I knew and got in trouble.

My response to the teacher was, "But I didn't say them. I'm just supposed to not SAY them. Nobody said anything about writing them down."

Kids develop this partition of things its OK they know and things its not OK they know. Kinda jacked when you think about it.
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Postby Beth » August 29th, 2012, 1:59 pm

My Mom took me to see Jaws when I was about 7. After his first snack where I flipped out, she had to ask the theater staff if I could go into the movie next door while she finished watching Jaws. This is where I saw Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues. As I recall, Mom walked in as Billy Dee Williams was dripping wax on some very naked actress. Mom later followed this with taking me to see Saturday Night Fever. "It's a movie about dance!" Afterwards, she deeply regretted it, because I wouldn't stop asking, "why 15 minutes? what do they mean?"
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Postby B. Tribe » August 30th, 2012, 11:49 am

The Twilight Zone movie when I was probably 6 and Poltergeist was on HBO constantly around the same time. The only part that was too much for me was the face rippping. For some reason watching Poltergeist at home on a small television removed the 'scare' factor.
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Postby emmadholder » August 30th, 2012, 2:52 pm

The summer before 2nd grade, I watched Jaws I and II to prepare for Julia Perkins's birthday party cause she had told me we would be watching them and I couldn't lame out. So I watched them ahead of time, got scared shitless and have never been able to swim happily in an ocean ever again. A week later her mom said we couldn't watch them at the birthday party cause they were too scary. Also I grew up near the ocean so this was a big deal.

When I was about 5 my much older cousin let me watch Blue Lagoon. Then she got to explain periods to me.
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Postby sara farr » August 30th, 2012, 3:10 pm

My Aunt, who loved horror, took my sister and I to see "Friday the 13th part 3 in 3D". It was rated "R" and we were way too young to see it. At the time, movie theaters would card kids, or you would have to have a parent to get into R movies. Because my sister and I were taller than my aunt, they didn't believe she was our aunt. We almost didn't get in, except that my cousin and her 2 boys were with us and they believed my cousin was parental looking enough to act as our guardian.

I was 12 at the time, and as the youngest, I was probably the most affected. I kept taking off my 3D glasses so I didn't have to watch it. In fact, in that movie, some of the deaths were edited in order to avoid an "X" rating. It was really violent -- almost to the point of "camp". The movie currently holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Postby PaGeN » August 30th, 2012, 4:01 pm

When The Birth of a Nation finally made it to Providence, in 1920, my family went to it. This was a big deal - My mother's family and My dad's. That is when the feud began. We left Rhode Island soon after and never looked back. We hid out in the South were Dad's loyalties lied.

I am not sure how I changed that day, but I know I was never prouder to be a member of the Klan than when I was cast in Blue Maestro! True Story.
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