Protecting the Children

A friend of mine took her 6 year old granddaughter to see Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 3D  yesterday.  She was rather shaken from the experience.

The movie seems harmless enough. However, Susan told me that her granddaughter spent the entire movie cringing in fear because of the violence. At least a third of the film had the different owl armies doing battle. Battle in 3D is much more dramatic than plain old normal fighting. Susan said talons and beaks were everywhere.

Our conversation then shifted to children’s films we had grown up with. Snow White had a wicked witch and a looming forest that scared one dinner partner. The Wizard of Oz has flying monkeys that terrified my husband as a very young boy. I recall being petrified of that witch on the bike after Toto. The other diner talked about some of the scary parts of Peter Pan with evil pirates making people walk the plank.

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