Ironman 3 Review: Would You Take Your Kids?
By happykidsinc on May 26, 2013
It's the holiday weekend. We have no big travel plans, just a laid back 3 day weekend. We don't go to the movies too often, so we thought we would take the whole family today. We decided on Ironman 3.
Both myself and my husband screen, yet are fairly liberal when it comes to the movies we let our children watch. They've seen Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, The Avengers, and other similar movies. My viewpoint on the violence in these movies is that they know that it is make believe. They also know that this is not how we would choose to act. If a "bad word" is said in a movie, they immediately call it out and know that is not a word that we would use in our conversations.
We did a brief survey of some friends who had seen the movie with their children. They did note some intense scenes that might be scary. My summation was that it seemed like it was going to be comparable to some of the other movies they had seen.
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Ironman 3 proved to be a spectacular movie. Action packed, a good pace between the storyline/dialogue and the action scenes. Honestly, it's my favorite Ironman of the series, and probably one of the best action movies I've seen ever! I won't spoil it for those who have yet to see the movie, but I will note the "bad guys" in the movie were intense and a little alarming and we found ourselves covering the eyes of our 4 year old a few times. My 9 and 7 year old were comfortable and enjoyed the entire movie. I also noted exactly two "swear words" (hell and damn, each said once).
For me, the most questionable part of the movie were the brief shots of girls in bikinis. Although Tony Stark's womanizing is "peppered" by the presence of his main squeeze, Pepper, they still somehow managed to eek in gratuitous scenes of women, a few "playing dumb", in bikinis. To me, this is more of an issue than violence in movies. As a mother raising a girl, I am more worried about this and the impression it leaves on her.
But much like the violence, such a topic takes proper coaching from the parents. I know that some parents out there would never dream of letting their children watch such a movie. For me, I don't like the idea of keeping my children too sheltered. I hope I'm finding the happy medium between the world and how I feel is the best way for them to live within it.
Would you take your kids to see Ironman 3?
Here's the link to the original article on my blog.