Lassie and the dilemma of kids’ movies…June 14, 2010
We’re a bit obsessed about Lassie in this house at the moment – Nim’s reading the book, wrote a poem about, and then we watched the 2005 movie version on Friday night… both my children bawled when cruelty was shown to the animals… and it was pretty extreme. I would like to watch the 1943 version again to see how the standards differed at that time, however, I do remember watching it as a small girl and crying my eyes out. A discussion with mothers on Saturday night brought up a few movies that might be considered appropriate and fun for all ages – Sound of Music, The Water Horse as examples… I would really like to compile a list here of movies recommended by you – please leave your favourites in the comments section. There is a list HERE for the 8 – 12 age group (but I reckon there might be a few films there that warrant some ‘discussion’….and rating check…Dr Stranglove?)
PS Oliver – the musical – rated G – you’d think that would be pretty safe…. Oliver Reed’s Sykes is genuinely scarey and when he beats and then murders Nancy…. what’s with that????