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    Tim Burton films & kids...

    Might start a bit of a debate here, or maybe just get slated but anyway here goes..

    One of my son's favourite films is The Nightmare Before Christmas, he also enjoyed the new Alice in Wonderland and Edward Scissorhands.

    What is your view on allowing kids to watch such films?

    He's 3 by the way. He believes it's all pretend (which it is) and in Edward Scissorhands, he thought Edward hadn't washed his knives from cutting his toast and was wiping jam on people's faces (cutting them)..

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    tbh im not a fan, dont like all the darkness in his films.... dont think ive seen anything in the kids films that i would be worried about, but my DD is only 2 so....
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 3rd Apr 2011

    Lets just hope he doesn't try wiping jam on anyone else's face, or his own.

    My kids watch all sorts of films, my oldest was right in to LOTR when she was 2, now thats some scary stuff for a 2 year old but she had it on constantly, couldnt get enough........

    I always make sure they know its all just men in make up, or computer graphics etc etc. They are very aware that most things in films are not real and my youngest is obsessed with zombies of all things, if it doesnt have zombies its not worth her even thinking about (I have not let her see a few few zombie films though because they are just gory, however I am Legend etc is a go'er for her)

    I think Tim Burton is fair to watch, maybe a little dark, but if your kids like them then who's to say whats right and whats not. If you know your kid is ok watching things and understanding them and knowing whats real and whats not then its all good.

    They see worse on tv.....................its easy to explain away fantasy, but when the news is full of murders, kidnaps and wars.............how can you explain them away ?

    I think all these films are rated PG-13, personaly I wouldn't have let my little people at 3 years of age watch them, as ILP says Tim Burton films are very dark films, I'm sure he filmed these while he was on drugs, lol. let you little fella watch the good ole safe films such as the disney films.
    Edited by: "richp" 3rd Apr 2011

    I find his films to be too old for children but too young for adults

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    richp

    I think all these films are rated PG-13, personaly I wouldn't have let my … I think all these films are rated PG-13, personaly I wouldn't have let my little people at 3 years of age watch them, as ILP says Tim Burton films are very dark films, I'm sure he filmed these while he was on drugs, lol. let you little fella watch the good ole safe films such as the disney films.



    He watches the Disney films also, like Beauty and the Beast where the beast gets stabbed and then Gaston falls off a very tall cliff.

    What is PG 13? Is that just PG? They are PG films.

    I know there will be very different opinions on this but my view is that as long as he knows right from wrong and what is real and what is pretend then he will be fine. I wouldn't let him watch a 12 rated film or higher and I do think some PG's are too violent.

    Banned

    Fairytales are often pretty dark. Little Red Riding Hood's granny gets eaten by a wolf, as do the three little pigs and the boy who cried wolf (or maybe just his flock).

    It's not going to traumatise your kids to let them watch this stuff.

    PG-13 is the American version of 12A i.e no kids under 13 without parent

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    boabbyrab

    PG-13 is the American version of 12A i.e no kids under 13 without parent



    That's what I thought

    I think disney traumatised me more as a kid than any tim burton film ever did. Your son has good taste tnmbc is an awesome film. all of my xmas decs are from that film, lol

    sn0ttyang3l

    I find his films to be too old for children but too young for adults



    I find that puzzling, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd all spring to mind that are definitely adult.

    Banned

    Tim Burton is what we'd all be like if we didn't have to 'grow-up' and stop believing in elves and magic.

    I'd bring my kids up on Burton. His work is wonderful.

    My view is that there are enough films for kids out there without them delving into adult films at the age of 3.

    gbspurs

    My view is that there are enough films for kids out there without them … My view is that there are enough films for kids out there without them delving into adult films at the age of 3.



    But that is then "categorising" all Tim Burton films as adult, he has worked for Disney.......

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    gbspurs

    My view is that there are enough films for kids out there without them … My view is that there are enough films for kids out there without them delving into adult films at the age of 3.



    Hardly an 'adult' film - Burton's films are basically fairytales.
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