Friday, June 5, 2009

Land of the Lost - Completely Inappropriate

I normally check sites like Plugged In or Kids in Mind before taking my kids to a movie, but I neglected to check the reviews prior to taking them to Land of the Lost. The previews for this take on the harmless show from the 70s didn't give me any cause for concern. It looked like a typical movie geared for kids.

This movie was completely inappropriate. I'm shocked they were able to even get enough clean footage to make the preview. It was filled with crude s*xual humor, the female character is constantly groped, and there is suggestion of a threesome of homosexuality. There is drunkeness and vulgar language throughout. I'm shocked that the movie wasn't rated R. The only thing missing was full nudity. We walked out of the theater and the kids are now watching a rented G-rated movie.

Now that my kids are older, I had become lax in checking reviews for every movie. I am going to be extra diligent now. The producers of this movie should be completely ashamed of themselves. The is not the family movie it is portrayed to be.


Penny said...

Thanks for the heads up. I assumed the same thing you did -- I would not have checked the reviews before taking the kids on a rainy summer day.

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Yes, thanks! I never would have thought it!

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Popping in again here to say I'm also totally jealous of your group's Scrabble icon. That's great! :)

Ren said...

First, I love your school room! Now I am motivated to brighten up our own school area here in the barn. And, yes, it is a terrible shame what is produced and promoted as suitable for children (and anyone else, really) to view. You just can't assume anything from a rating without checking it out first.