Which is another way of announcing to the world what a terrible parent you are.
I have literally lost count of how many times I’ve seen these types of posts on IMDB. And the movies are more and more outrageous each and every time.
This time I saw it on the boards for The Wrestler, a movie which is “Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug use.” And I’ve seen the same question asked a few times on the boards for the Saw series (I’m dead serious).
I have to look into things myself to see if they’re safe? Oh no! I can’t have that! I’ll just ask some shmuck , who’s still up at 4:30 am finishing a site, got side-tracked, and ended up on the IMDB boards to do the job for me.
If you have to question the anonymous masses of the Internet on what content is appropriate for your child, instead of seeing it yourself first and making the judgement, then why are you responsible for another life? An impressionable life? If you are so inept, you shouldn’t even be in charge of watering plants.
Here is yet another example of how bad parents expect the world to babysit their children for them, instead of doing the job themselves. These are the same variety who then turn around wanting to censor the world or cover every patch of Earth with felt because, God forbid, they actually have to be responsible for their child’s upbringing.
And people wonder why children are incapable of understanding the consequences of violence. Ratings are there for a reason. I’m sure some children are capable of watching Saw with no ill effects afterwards (I’d like to invite the scientific community to observe these children for a couple of decades), but the vast majority of them would be traumatized for life.
If you’re the parent, you make the call yourself. You should know your child better than any other human being on Earth. If you don’t know what’s best for your child and are too lazy to investigate yourself and start asking random strangers, then don’t have them.
A condom now is a lot cheaper than a trial later.