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#25 Rip Saw

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:39 PM

I dont see why anyone that is an adult would want to watch batman myself.

Maybe its just me, but all the fantasy superhero stuff is a bit childish and I outgrew it by the time I turned about 18.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

While I think a midnight showing may be extreme, I don't see how bringing a sleeping child to a movie is a problem. Specific movies, perhaps (and maybe this one), but I don't think that in general it is as big a deal as you are making it out to be at specific ages. I think that it is better to find a sitter etc, but I also don't think taking a child to a movie is going to harm that child. I think it is a bit more of a possibility that the child might disturb other movie-goers, though.

As to "kids of today going crazy," I don't really know if kids today are any crazier than kids at any other time, just very different times have lead to very different expressions of that crazy.


I hear what you are trying to say and I respect your opinion, but as a father of four. My oldest being 17 and my youngest being 2. We know that on opening night it is packed in the movie theater almost to the point of being uncomfortable and not really being able to enjoy the movie. It is very loud in there. Im talking about the speakers. Psychologicaly we don't know what affects that it has on infants. Is violence a good thing for kids to see or get introduced to at a early age? What is it rated? If you can't find a sitter, so what if you won't be able to see the movie. It's just a movie. Plus its after midnight. Like I said before, thats just being selfish dragging your child to a R rated movie on opening night. For what? In this case the theater got shot up. I just would have to miss it. Life goes on.

It is clearly something going on with the youth today. Parents exposing them to violence(TDKR) at midnight. Thats just an example. They aren't being tought respect and maners. Being disrespectful to their parents. The kids that live by me from ages 3 to 11 curse like sailors. There are no parents watching them as they play outside. Someone could walk right up and take them like picking fruit or pecans from under the tree. Its a big differnce with the kids. My dad would spank not only me but the neighbors children too. Basically kids in the neighborhood. There is no dicsipline amd if you do you might go to jail.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

While I think a midnight showing may be extreme, I don't see how bringing a sleeping child to a movie is a problem. Specific movies, perhaps (and maybe this one), but I don't think that in general it is as big a deal as you are making it out to be at specific ages. I think that it is better to find a sitter etc, but I also don't think taking a child to a movie is going to harm that child. I think it is a bit more of a possibility that the child might disturb other movie-goers, though.

As to "kids of today going crazy," I don't really know if kids today are any crazier than kids at any other time, just very different times have lead to very different expressions of that crazy.


Agreed. If the child would sleep thru it, then its not a problem. That being said, I know my child would have never slept thru with all that noise.

I also agree that we don't really know if kids are any crazier than they were years ago. Just look at people like Jesse James or Billy the Kid. Are the violent criminals of today any worse than those guys? And they certainly had violent psychopaths back in the day, but it was a more difficult to cause mass deaths. Also, there is a lot more media to cover such an event these days. If someone went batshit crazy in 1820 on the frontier and killed several people, would we even know about it today?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

I wouldn't take anyone younger than a teenager to a midnight premier. I had the same initial reaction, 'Whos the selfish bastard who brought a baby to a midnight movie?'

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

Agreed. If the child would sleep thru it, then its not a problem. That being said, I know my child would have never slept thru with all that noise.

I also agree that we don't really know if kids are any crazier than they were years ago. Just look at people like Jesse James or Billy the Kid. Are the violent criminals of today any worse than those guys? And they certainly had violent psychopaths back in the day, but it was a more difficult to cause mass deaths. Also, there is a lot more media to cover such an event these days. If someone went batshit crazy in 1820 on the frontier and killed several people, would we even know about it today?


I know, a lot of kids probably wouldn't. It's up to the parents to be responsible and know their child. Simply saying parents are bad parents because they bring a child to a movie theater is silly. Now, I can understand the concern over bringing a 3 month old to a midnight premier, but without knowing the situation any more than that I do not think it is fair for me to cast absolute blame. Just that it was a terrible tragedy.

As to your second point, I also agree with that. I think a lot of what is going on these days is media exposure and access to violent means in populated areas coming together.

It is clearly something going on with the youth today. Parents exposing them to violence(TDKR) at midnight. Thats just an example. They aren't being tought respect and maners. Being disrespectful to their parents. The kids that live by me from ages 3 to 11 curse like sailors. There are no parents watching them as they play outside. Someone could walk right up and take them like picking fruit or pecans from under the tree. Its a big differnce with the kids. My dad would spank not only me but the neighbors children too. Basically kids in the neighborhood. There is no dicsipline amd if you do you might go to jail.


Why do you think it is clearly something going on with youth today? I mean, it's not like there were no teenage murderers in the past, violent offending criminals who were young adults or in their mid/early twenties. Undoubtedly parenting has something to do with the actions of an adult, but bad parents have existed for a long time and I don't think that violent movie/video games etc are the reason for the terrible tragedies happening today. On the other hand, you might have a point that if you perceive bringing a child to TDKR as abusive and selfish, the parents might be guilty of those things in other aspects of their lives as well which could have negatively impacted their child. But that is pure speculation on all our parts, I think.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

I know, a lot of kids probably wouldn't. It's up to the parents to be responsible and know their child. Simply saying parents are bad parents because they bring a child to a movie theater is silly. Now, I can understand the concern over bringing a 3 month old to a midnight premier, but without knowing the situation any more than that I do not think it is fair for me to cast absolute blame. Just that it was a terrible tragedy.

As to your second point, I also agree with that. I think a lot of what is going on these days is media exposure and access to violent means in populated areas coming together.



Why do you think it is clearly something going on with youth today? I mean, it's not like there were no teenage murderers in the past, violent offending criminals who were young adults or in their mid/early twenties. Undoubtedly parenting has something to do with the actions of an adult, but bad parents have existed for a long time and I don't think that violent movie/video games etc are the reason for the terrible tragedies happening today. On the other hand, you might have a point that if you perceive bringing a child to TDKR as abusive and selfish, the parents might be guilty of those things in other aspects of their lives as well which could have negatively impacted their child. But that is pure speculation on all our parts, I think.


No doubt, My mom took me to the movies to see lean on me and New Jack City back in the days. Im 34 now. Dont feel like finding how old I was to watch those movies, but it was clearly violence in both. My daughter watches the newer justice league and batman and superman cartoons. It is violence in those too but I keep an eye on them and let her know that it is not real. I would never let her watch Batman begins and The Dark Knight which I also own. She is only 5. Kids today are having problems and I don't know where its coming from. They get teased and then go home and commit suicide. I got teased and sure you did to but all the suicides from cyber bullying is rediculious. Clearly they are more sensitive than my generation was. Back to the movie though, the parents had to go on opening night? Thats just outragous to me. Im trying to see it another way but can't. Everybody has their own way of doing things and mines is The Creator first, then my kids, and then my wife and me last. If I would have got shot atleast I know my kids were home safe. I want to see TDKR but I will wait till my 17 yr old is here or go to the movies by myself. Maybe wait till it comes out on dvd/bluray. Its not first on my priority list.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

Being a parent doesn't mean you signed up to never do anything for yourself it your spouse. That expectation is ludicrous imo.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

Being a parent doesn't mean you signed up to never do anything for yourself it your spouse. That expectation is ludicrous imo.


I agree, but I still see choosing to go Sunday afternoon instead of midnight premiere showing as a little more responsible... Different ways of parenting, I guess...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

I agree, but I still see choosing to go Sunday afternoon instead of midnight premiere showing as a little more responsible... Different ways of parenting, I guess...


My baby at 8 weeks slept through the night, i don't know about others but a Sunday afternoon one would have been much worst. Again it's a 4 month old baby, they have no idea what day it is, what time it is and where they are for the most part. We had sitters lined up for watching our kid, so we never had to do such a thing. However we'd go to late movies so that we didn't miss out on his awake time.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:09 AM

Being a parent doesn't mean you signed up to never do anything for yourself it your spouse. That expectation is ludicrous imo.



True. But its only a movie. What are you losing by not being the first one to see the movie? Are you going to get a certificate? LOL, The speakers in the theaters are loud.Why would you risk randon people breathing on or around your child/infant in a unsanitary place like the nasty movie theater where you know people make out, wipe bueggars and what other filth you can think of? At the end of the day, it comes down to: Are you a leader or are you a follower? Seems to me people are content with following the crowd and that doesn't work out the best at times. Even if it could put you little one in harms way.