Sunday, January 18, 2009

Don't go in there!

I caught My Bloody Valentine the other night. There's a lot of blood, almost as much skin, quite a few laughs (although not sure all were intentional) and loads of fun. If you have seen the original, you will even recognize the nice homage to what was one of the "wickedest" killings put on film in 1981.

Presenting the movie in 3D made for even more fun. Yes, you have to wear the silly glasses... but it works. Plenty of mayhem flying directly at you. Although the much ballyhooed nude scene, doesn't really benefit from 3D.

All in all, lots of fun. But make no mistake, this isn't for kids.

You are probably asking yourself "Who in the world would bring their kids to a movie like that?" I'll tell you who... the idiots posing as parents to the 3 families that were in attendance, that's who!

I wish I was making this up, but there were indeed three families in the theater. If I had to guess, I would say that some of the kids were as young as 5 years old, along w/ an infant that cried during the previews.

I don't have kids, but in a case like this, I reserve the right to tell others how to raise theirs... The nudity and sex don't really bother me... but as a parent, at what point do you decide it's ok to take your children to a horror movie where the bad guy puts down his foes with a pick axe??? I made an effort to track the body count, but lost track after the first 6 minutes. The bodies and body parts pile up fast and they pile up high.

I was so surprised to see little children at the movie, that I emailed AMC this morning. Asking them why they don't follow Cinemark's lead, and not allow anyone under 10 in an R rated movie at 6 PM. No response yet.

I have to assume that these kids have all seen the Saw movies as well as all the Eli Roth torture porn clones... and just have to scratch my head wondering what kind of adults they will grow up to be.

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