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November 18th, 2006, 06:49 AM
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We took our kids to see Happy Feet yesterday for Patrick's birthday. While it was a precious little movie...made us laugh alot...it was very sexually oriented from the very first! Now, I don't beat movies to death because I know that there is adult humor and inuendos in all kid movies, but this one seemed worse. At one point, one of the penguins sang, "Let's talk about X, baby." He might as well said sex. On another part a female penguin said, "You want some of this tonight?" It was disturbing. A lot of the show is about mating seasons and stuff, and I know that is normal part of life, but the spin on it was disturbing. Four or five females hanging on a popular male and walking off out of site talking about the season...such and such. "Come on baby, do you want to go make and egg." Really, too much of it was put right out there on the kids' level. I just really don't know what to think of it. It was such a cute movie....they could have so done without that.
Tell me what you think if you see it.
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November 18th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Thanks for the review Shery. I'm so tired of kids movies being made for the parents. As if we don't have enough movies of our own that the kids can't have one to themselves! Or is it that parents are just too selfish to watch a kids movie with their kids unless there's something in it for them? Kids movies just keep getting worse and worse. So sad. I guess I'll be adding to this to the long list of movies we won't be watching.
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November 18th, 2006, 08:43 AM
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I was just wondering yesterday if this would be a movie I could take the kids to see, thanks for the review Sheri, that was very helpful. *sigh* I guess we'll just have to wait 2 years for the next Narnia to be released, lol
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November 18th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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I have noticed these things a LOT in other movies, but not as pronounced as you are talking about in Happy Feet. I am SO glad that I have nto promised my oldest to take him. he is 12 and I am sure he would catch that. We both would be embarresed, especially him. I think they just go overboard. I want to go just to see the Harry Potter preview. Was it any good.
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November 18th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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Thanks Shery! We were going to take my SIL to see it but I don't think we will now. My husband also heard that it was crappy and very political!

You know, you can make shows that the parents can stand watching with their kids. I watch Little Einsteins with Dahlia in the mornings. Ok, well right now I'm watching more than her but I think it's a great show! Also, look at Veggie Tales. Those have jokes in it that only the parents get but it's not inappropriate for children. I don't think there is any place for sexual humor in childrens movies! It makes me sick!
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November 18th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Ugh..Noah saw this last week.. he went for a sneak peak with a friend who's mom is an exec with KB and got tickets.. he loved it..but I am going to have to watch it before I allow the wee ones to see it!
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November 18th, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Ugg, I've never heard of it but I'm sure it will come here in a few months. Thanks for the review! We will give it a miss!
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November 18th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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That is so pathetic! I am just about sick of Hollywood and the things that they put in movies for kids. I mean, why on earth does a kids movie need any reference to sex in it whatsoever? ARG! As Kanga said, there ARE ways to make movies enjoyable for kids and adults without bringing the whole sexual innuendo element to it. (Although it sounds like there was a whole lot more than innuendo in this one!) I'm glad to know about this in advance, as this is one that I probably would have either taken The Kids to or let my mom take them to, so we'll plan to steer very clear of it!

On a grown ups note, go and see "The Prestige" - it is a FANTASTIC movie for grownups!!
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November 18th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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Ugh..Noah saw this last week.. he went for a sneak peak with a friend who's mom is an exec with KB and got tickets.. he loved it..but I am going to have to watch it before I allow the wee ones to see it![/b]
Well, it would probably have been worse for Noah to see than the little ones because he would better understand what the stuff meant. The little ones likely won't get it at all. I mean, it puts it out there more bluntly than most movies, but still, the little ones won't get it. My kids are almost 11, almost 8 and 9.
The sad thing is that it is a very cute movie..just hard to tolerate and disturbing with all of the stuff they put into it. They even managed to slip some homesexual stuff in. At one point, they had one male penguin hugging another...very mushy body hug. When asked to stop he made the comment, "Come on, you know you like it."
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November 19th, 2006, 04:03 AM
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UGH..well I can't change Noah having seen it..but I can keep the rest from it!
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November 19th, 2006, 05:05 AM
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Hi Alison,
Well, I wouldn't say that it is tragic that Noah saw it.....I'm sure he saw it through the eyes of a kid. None of mine have made references to any of it yet. If they do, I'll just use it as an educational thing on media and such, I guess.
Here is the thing that I was telling Jeff last night. The entire movie was based on the mating season and getting ready for that time...making the egg together....and of course the enjoyment in the process of making the egg..the sexual side of it. While I have discussed the woman's monthy cycle to my children and all, I haven't discussed sex with them and the male role in making the babies. I felt after the movie, that I would surely have to confront it...I may still have to. If I do, I do, but I would have like to have known the nature of the movie ahead of time.
Mine haven't brought any of the details up yet....Noah probably won't either.
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