“Why…..why…..why”…..that’s what kept rolling in my mind as I watched the new Iron Man 3 movie this past weekend. My burning desire to know the answer, didn’t lie within the film at all, I loved the movie. The answer lies within the confines of some very stupid parents. Parents who bring their very young children to see PG-13 and above movies. All through the movie, I could hear children either chatting, gasping or crying. At one point, I had to turn around and shoot the look of death to the mother of a very young child who kept crying after one of the many action/explosion scenes. I am sorry, but what the hell are people thinking? I know…the standard answer is, “they are not thinking”. Well, actually I think they are…..very calculatingly so too. These so-called parents or care-takers don’t give a rats butt about these young children. They are nothing but a bunch of lazy, selfish, rude degenerates. To expose a young child to violence, sex, abusive language and more is criminal. It is no wonder our society is so jaded….we have raised them to be! What happened to the days of protecting the young from inappropriateness? I get they want to see the movie……I even get that the kids might be totally in love with their comic book super hero. But these movies, are NOT FOR CHILDREN. Years ago, I walked out of the movie Blade …….an R rated movie. Some woman had young children there with her…..totally crying. They were scared. They should have been….it was absolutely a crime to have had them watching it. To this day, I don’t know what ever happened in the movie. The theater said they couldn’t do anything about it. Well, actually they could have, they just didn’t have the balls to. I think if theaters would grow a pair, and just say no children under 13 period, it would make for a much better life and world. At least it would inconvenience the total schmucks out there. In what world is it OK for children to see scenes of torture, death, violence and abuse? They are not old enough to fully comprehend it all….don’t let these foolish parents tell you otherwise. They will argue, “….well my kid knows the difference”, “….little Johnny would never do these things….”, “….she’s seen much worse…” I have heard it all. It’s awful to sit in a theater where even in a PG-13 movie there is a sex scene with loads of kissing, fondling and fowl language….only to hear the kid next to you say, “….mommy, why do they have to show that?” or “…..daddy, does that really happen?” ……yes, I have heard it! This past weekend was just another rude awakening to the stupidity of the modern parent. To have your child sit and cry, and then not do anything about it…..criminal. Wake up stupid parents of the world……when you least expect it, your daughter will end up pole dancing and your son will build bombs for excitement. Or…..your son will end up pole dancing, and your precious little girl will blow things to smithereens. Please stop exposing your children to sex and violence at such young ages. This past weekend’s exploits centered mostly around kids from baby age to about 7 years old I’d say. At the end of IM3, the dad next to me asked his young son (about 5 years), “Did you like that buddy?”, the little boy returned a cringeworthy answer of, “Yes daddy! I loved seeing all the killings and explosions!”. Dads need to stop being their son’s, “buddy”, and start being their father for once.
So yeah….all you stupid, selfish, self-serving parents out there that want to see the movie….great! By all means see the movie you want to. But, put your child’s health and safety first…..skip the popcorn/drink combination and get a freaking sitter already.