Advocacy Group attacks Transformers Movie

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by MattMoylan, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Turnpike

    Turnpike Brawl is my bee-otch

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    This is the most stupidest thing a human being can put their time into..
    What about R-Rated films which have toys for the younger crowd? Robocop, Terminator, Matrix..
    Give me a break..
     
  2. LigerPrime

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    Blah, the next we know some animal rights group will post complaints about Ironhide pointing his guns at Sam's dog, Mojo!
     
  3. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    When will these people get lives!
     
  4. SMOG

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    I totally agree with what you're saying about parents being too lazy to check the rating, etc... as a parent your job is to pay attention to this stuff, y'know?

    HOWEVER, I also understand the parents point of view! You've got a popular toy line aimed at young children, with a massive marketing campaign clogging up the major arteries of Toys R Us stores across the continent... but guess what... your kid can't go see it!

    Think about how much of a pain this is, not for parents who took their kids to an "inappropriate" movie, but for parents whose kids are begging (in that incessant this is the most important thing in my universe right now way only kids can manage) to be taken to go see this film. It's not an easy place to be.

    Not that this is much different than the toy blitz we had for the Aliens, Robocop, Terminator, and all the other properties that aren't suitable for little kids... hell I wouldn't even let a small kid browse a comic stand anymore. Seems like half the comic covers I see these days feature someone getting gorily impaled, shot or otherwise messed up. It's weird.

    I guess that's the problem with marketing a property that crosses generational lines.

    zmog
     
  5. SDL

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    What a load of f**king pansies.

    The movie is rated a PG-13 so if your kid is under 13 then stay the F**K away!

    How many of the whinging tw*ts are actually parents? Almost certainly NONE of them.

    I have no qualms about taking a kid to see this movie.... But if i heard an actual moviegoer say that their kid was creeped out or summit at one scene then i might consider reconsidering.


    But i've heard sweet FA on any problem sequences.
     
  6. Knightsword

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    P= Parent, G= Guidance, 13= Children under 13

    P+G+13= Children that are under 13 should come with a parent to help them grasp the movie.

    I mean how hard is that for people to understand?
     
  7. NemesisPrime

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    Funny...I took my 3 year old daughter to see it. I also let her play with toy guns, ropes, and knives...
     
  8. Lord Megatron

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    There were some kids in the theater with me, and I think the parents of those kids had to explain what masturbation was. But i think that's about it.
     
  9. Draven

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    Cretins. Learn to read the ratings and shut the fuck up.
     
  10. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Drawings from Argentina! :D

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    What? Idiots (the Advocacy Folks of course ^^).
    I know the movie has toys but you are the parent and its you who decide what movie your kid can watch, if you know this movie has sexual references, violence and stuff, dont complain, just dont bring the kid to the movie. Sometimes a father has to be strong.
    Hm...suddendly I remember that Simpsons episode with the "Itchy & Scratchy: the movie".
     
  11. butz

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    This warrants the giant 'rollseyes' smilely ... no, actually, its not even worth the effort.
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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  13. butz

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    Thats the one.
     
  14. smkspy

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    Olds news...
     
  15. Triggerhappy

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    I just don't think they get the + in the 5+ !!
    I've heard it in toy shops before..
    "ah, this toys only for a 5 year old, too young for my 7 - 10 year old"

    then you show em the Alternators, and say "well, this IS also a lovely display piece"

    maybe an age range would be more appropriate.. like "5 - 105" or something...?!
     
  16. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X It's a hobby. Remember to have some perspective.

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    That's pretty much my thoughts on the subject. It's the parents responsibility to not let their little kids see this movie, but... it strikes me as odd that Hasbro is reaching into the little little kiddie ages with Fast Action Battlers, Cyber Stompers, and Cyber Slammers, for THIS Transformers line of all lines. I'd never let a kid in the age bracket that those toys are aimed at see this movie.
     
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    Pirates, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Batman Begins, Star Wars Episode 3, Ghost Rider... gosh pretty much any movie with a toyline I can think of is PG-13.
     
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    It's all about money anyway. If they can convince adults to go see a movie about toys, or superheroes, or pirates, or whatever, by making it kind of saucy and scary, they will. If they can aim their toys at kids who will buy the toys, then there's even more money to be made. If those kids then scream at their parents, until the parents cave and take them to the movie that's "too old" for them, again, that's just more money in their pockets.

    Of course, I generally don't even pay attention to ratings any more... outside of pointing out to parents that no, Pan's Labyrinth is NOT appropriate for their 7-year-old.

    Besides, my province has it's own ratings board for movies, and it's ridiculously loose. Basically anything that doesn't contain violent anal rape gets a "General" rating in Quebec. I almost wish I was joking.

    zmog
     
  19. Sideswipe83

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    I had a free evening, so I decided to e-mail them a bunch of legitimate questions concerning their logic, article, and letter to the FTC. Based on the logic of the letter, the whole Harry Potter marketing campaign is as bad, since the movies are PG-13, and M in other countries (which means 15+), yet the books themselves are for ages 9-12. I told them upfront:

    So I will be curious to see if I actually get a response.
     
  20. cptpain

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    this is what happens when people who are not entertained by anything in their lives and was brought up under strict households.
    They end up making ridiculous organizations about safety, health, communication, etc...... just so they can be funded by the government.... aka "free money"


    i was not even a year old when TF first came on TV, and from what i remember my first toys were Jazz, starscream, prime, bumblebee and they were all diecast.

    my parents brought me up right and they still brought me to movies like aliens, and the freddy and jason movies... i had nightmares.... then i understood that nothing happens in a dream/nightmare.

    i just came back from Iraq a year ago as a contractor making $200k for a Master
    Mechanic/Shop Foreman, this will be my 4th month working as Master Mechanic for BMW in Houston, Texas.

    the success of a child in terms of his future should not be considered until he hits middle school (from a parental point of view, i have no kids, im single) so the fact that everything a child comes in contact with means that he/she will be influenced the wrong way is not up to some organization; which is clearly only to get money out of big corportations; but is up to the parents and teaching them right and wrong. not what we play with or watch.

    i havent had many "talks" with my parents about anything but look at me, im successful and have no regrets. but to say my life is gravy would be an ignorant comment, i have sacificed a lot; friends, parties, girls(no im not a virgin); and have experienced some heart aches, i didnt have much of a childhood.... so i say i deserve what i have now and i love it.

    i dont own a house, i rent; i own 3 cars, a diesel for hauling stuff and mudding and my daily driver, a 1995 rx-7 which is my toy and project car, and a 350z which is my other daily driver and the "panty puller". and i have my name on the list to take delivery of a Nissan GT-R which is black and is the top of the line trim level.
    I have a big screen LCD TV, Denon stereo system....

    yes i have a small penis....

    but i have the best of friends and family and i love making up for my childhood by buying TF toys, autos, and gadjets


    i really do hate when i hear this type of news.... it makes me wanna just take my diesel dually, tie a chain around their building and yank it off its foundation. (yes i modded this beast to hell, making 700hp and over 1,300lbs-ft of torque)