My Son Saw The Movie

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by j.a.f.o., Feb 21, 2008.

  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Having waited with baited breath until after my boy finally turned 3 years old last week, I premiered the movie for him...which didn't turn out the way I had hoped.

    To give you all an idea:

    Son: "What's that spell?"
    Dad: "Dreamworks."
    Son: "What's that spell?"
    Dad: "Paramount."
    Son: "Who's that talking? Optimus Prime?"
    Dad: "Yes."
    Son: "What's that spell?"
    Dad: "Transformers."

    After 40 minutes of incessant questioning, I figured I'd best skip to all the gratuitous robot scenes. To cap off the experience, when it was over I presented him with a Cyber Stompin' Optimus, which he thought was pure awesomeness...

    ...although he did ask why it couldn't transform.
     
  2. Sso02V

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    that reminds me of when I saw the Mortal Kombat movie in theaters, and a kid a couple rows away from me kept asking "Is that Smoke?" every time Scorpion or Sub Zero was on screen.
     
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    :lol 

    One of the better stories I've heard this week.
     
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    Aw kids....

    So not having them <_<
     
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    A sweet little feel good story, thanks! The training starts at an early age for another TF soldier :ev: 
     
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    all is not lost, your son will be 4 when the sequel comes out, and 6-7 when the 3rd comes out, so chances are, when he gets older, you'll be able to show him the first two back to back right before leaving to go see the 3rd in theatres. Chances are, he'll be able to comprehend alot by then.
     
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    There's nothing like the full theater experience, when a sad scene of sacrifice happens and everything falls dead silent - except for one little kid voice - "Iz he dead mom?!" ;) 
     
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    I can remember being 5 and seeing the original movie for the first time, after much begging. One thing i do remember i said while watching it (which my bro told me about) is seeing the Autobot ship being attacked and all the Autobots being killed and saying "Did fire just come out his mouth? Is he dead?". And when Optimus died i just sat there and i drove my bro nuts asking him when Optimus was coming back.
     
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    reminds me of when i saw the first harry potter movie
    silence
    then GRAB THE STONE HARRY from a 5 year old
     
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    I showed my 3 year old too..I fastfoward to the robot parts only. He loves Transformers but put him in Front of anything with a Star Wars logo and he goes wild!!!!
    My Daugether too..Kids rule
     
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    Great job... get the kid hooked onto Transformers when he's still young. If only he just sat back and watch the entire movie without asking so many questions... I'd lose my mind before getting to the Bumblebee-Barricade chase scene if I had a real little kid watching the movie with me and constantly asking questions.
     
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    lollerchild.
    that was entertaining
     
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    When I saw the movie, a little kid shouted out 'It's Bumblebee!' in the Used Car Shop scene. This was immediately followed by an audible 'Shhh!!!!'.
     
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    My older brother doesn't want his kids to see anything so violent quite yet. They are seven and four, and he doesn't allow them to watch anything like Power Rangers or too violent.

    Between my brother and I, the kids have a ton of Star Wars Transformers, Transformers, and Star Wars toys and even Hot Wheels.
     
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    You let a three year-old see Transformers? Shame on you. :rolleyes: 
     
  16. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Yep, and now from this one-and-only showing all of a sudden he has tendencies towards extreme violence. Of course being the responsible parent I am, I gave him a few shots of Grey Goose and a few hits from a joint to calm him down, then promised I'd let him have some firecrackers to use while teasing the neighbor's rottweiler.
     
  17. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I totally respect your brother's intentions. Even though I showed my son the movie, I am fully aware of the negative effects onscreen violence (and adult situations) can have on impressionable underaged children.

    So his kids have all the toys but have never seen the movies they're based on? I would think that his seven year old especially would be old enough to understand that what he sees on the screen is not real nor is meant to be imitated in real life, especially when guided by a conscientious parent.
     
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    He, like you, lets his kids see the movie through scenes and storybooks. He has let the older one see some of the lightsaber battles from Episode III, but the younger one is so impressionable.
     
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    Cute story.

    My son is 21 months old and I put on G1 for him in the mornings. He'll actually sit through a good 15 minutes of it. Oh, I have a feeling another Transformer fan has been created. Oh and he loves when I do my best Megatron impression and tell him that I love him "forever!" :lol 
     
  20. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    That is too cute. :D  I lol'd.
     

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