Friday, July 25, 2008

Bart Simpson has junk

After the kids got home from my wonderful mother in law's house yesterday they were all a bit crabby. Figuring that Grandma must have kept them up playing with them all night I sent them all off to take a nap. They all went with no arguments (shocking!) and took a THREE HOUR NAP. It was amazing.

Since they didn't wake up until after 7 we had a late dinner and then decided to have family movie night. The kids weren't going to be able to just go right back to sleep so The Man and I figured that would be a nice way to get them ready for bed.

They brought out all their pillows and blankets and stuffed animals, I popped popcorn, and The Man queued up the movie. We had decided on The Simpsons Movie.

I didn't actually check the rating on the movie because I'm pretty familiar with The Simpsons and the kids have watched the TV show many times. Sure, there are some adult jokes that generally fly right over the kids heads, but nothing too shocking. What harm could Homer and Bart do? I mean, I don't really go overboard protecting the kids for everything that might be inappropriate. Reality exists, kids. That being said, there were a few moments in the movie that I was just plain uncomfortable watching with the kids.

Let me just say this... Bart's junk makes it's premiere in this movie. That's right... his junk. It may be poorly drawn cartoon junk... but it was still junk.

I mean, sure, I know Munchkin has seen Goober running around naked before and this was in no way as graphic as that but STILL. I was shocked. There were some other moments that may or may not have reached the kids grasp... perhaps Bug is starting to get a little bit of what was going on... but the junk is what really shocked me. I guess I just didn't expect any full frontal in The Simpsons.

Other than those few uncomfortable moments, it was basically a very long episode of The Simpsons and it was entertaining. I'm not sure if I would have chucked out almost a hundred bucks to take the family to see it at an actual theater, but with it being on demand it was worth every penny. :)


Sarah said...[Reply to comment]

Okay, I seriously CANNOT believe that they DREW out his junk. I mean, who thinks that is the right idea for a cartoon?

That being said, I do want to see it. Me and Nick are both HUGE futurama fans and the Simpsons is always just didnt seem like theater material to us either...we will get it on Netflix now that you reminded me that hit exists!

Shirley said...[Reply to comment]

We saw this with our kids too. I don't think any of them realized what they saw though... And it was awhile ago, so I can barely remember what exactly the movie was about. You're right though, it was just like one really long episode of the show.

Michelle@Life with Three said...[Reply to comment]

That would have caught me a little by surprise, too! I'm not so sure I really want to see Bart's "bits and pieces," ya know? That being said, I did love the Simpsons (I haven't seen it in years).

BTW -- nearly $100 to take a family of 5 to the movies?!?!? I never thought of it that way before! You're right! Clearly, we'll be renting movies in future.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Yep, that got me as well. I have an infantile husband so we watched it a while ago. kiddo won't be watching it for a while yet. She doesn't have any brothers so she has been desensitised yet.

Although she did once point and laugh at daddy in the bathroom. He locks the door these days.

We have a cinema here where adults are free if a child pays in. We normally kidnap one of toot's cousins for the day and manage to get the four of us in for £6. Usually snacks cost about the same so we're quite lucky. I don't think I would go at all if it was as expensive as that.

Jason, as himself said...[Reply to comment]

I'm a Simpson's fan, too, although I still haven't seen the movie.

The junk? Well, I go back and forth on whether we should be worried about our kids seeing stuff like that or not. Sometimes I think if we make a big deal about it then the kids think it's a big dea. (Not that you made a big deal out of it.) I know I'd rather have my kids see something like that than someone getting shot to death.

And now I will step down off the soapbox.

Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Well said.