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TinyEvel
07-19-2008, 05:43 AM
Our department took a field trip today to see the Dark Night movie, I arrived late so I had a seat by myself in the last row of the theater.

About 2/3 through the film after one of the huge explosion/demolition scenes, this little girl about 8 years old starts crying to her dad "Daddy I don't like this."

She then cried, sobbing and shaking and sniffing uncontrollably into his armpit for the final 40 minutes of the movie. He shooshed her and patted her back a lot, but never considered leaving.

I sat there in rage NOT because the girl was making noise, but because her idiot dad wouldn't realize that the poor girl was in hell and he was too selfish to take her out of there.

I tried to get his attention a couple times, but didn't want to start a scene in the middle of the film. It was like witnessing abuse. It really F'd me up.

After the movie ended I lost him in the crowd but finally caught him outside and stopped him and away from his kids I calmly said,

"Was it worth it? Did you really have to see the rest of the movie? Did you have to put your daughter through hell because you wanted to see the rest that bad?"

"well, if I knew she was going to cry I would not have brought her.."

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

I was really, really, angry about it. I guess hearing kids in pain and people doing nothing about it is about one of the most upsetting things for me.

Anyway, just had to get that off my chest. My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 and I had nightmares for 4 years. So, maybe I have a personal connection to this.

It just really changes my perspective about what I'll do when my kids "inconvenience me." I've shooed them out of the room during football when I could have just paused it and taken five minutes to interact with them and catch back up while the team loses. It isn't worth it.

Kids only get one chance to grow up.

Guru
07-19-2008, 06:00 AM
Yeah, screw the movie. The kid is more important than anything else. He should have known she was not ready for that movie in the first place. I haven't even seen it yet and I know not to take my younger kids to it at all. And yes, they have already asked to go.

Count Alex's Wins
07-19-2008, 06:09 AM
You should have gone up to the little girl and screamed LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE! AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!

Jenson71
07-19-2008, 06:36 AM
Something tells me that he was thinking about Batman Begins: If I take my daughter out because she's scared, I'll probably be shot by a two-bit thug walking back to the car.

big nasty kcnut
07-19-2008, 06:36 AM
It could really mess up a kid. I know cause i cant believe i telling anybody this i was put in this school for mental and pshyical handicapped when i was 6 years old the sight of those kids scared the hell out of me i told my mom and dad to not take me there but i was there for a year i've had nightmares and to this day i cant go anywhere near a serveraly handicap person without chills up my spine. Im a grown man but i still cant get over it. That why i cant sleep well cause im scared to be awaked in that school and be scared again. Tiny you did the right thing. Tiny go to another showing and treat youself and i hope none of you think any differant of me cause what i told you.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 07:21 AM
like this crying is any better
he should have punched you in your mouth

KC Jones
07-19-2008, 07:22 AM
BC (before children) the wife and I saw some trailer trash pieces of shit bring their children to see 8mm. These kids were like 4 and 6 years old and they are bringing them to a film set in the porn industry about a snuff movie?!?!

Buehler445
07-19-2008, 07:36 AM
I've shooed them out of the room during football when I could have just paused it and taken five minutes to interact with them and catch back up while the team loses.


You've been watching the Chiefs wayyyyyyyy too long buddy:).

Seriously though, you did the right thing. Hopefully the jackass learned something from your chit chat, because that is terrible.

I've got two nephews and a niece, and I've found that if they are in serious emotional or physical pain, I can't stand to hear them cry. Whining is a different story, but if they are really hurting, it hurts my heart. I just want to fix them all up.

Deberg_1990
07-19-2008, 08:23 AM
"Was it worth it? Did you really have to see the rest of the movie? Did you have to put your daughter through hell because you wanted to see the rest that bad?"

"well, if I knew she was going to cry I would not have brought her.."

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"




Nice non-confrontational approach. Hopefully it will make him think hard about it.

He might have been able to leave early and get a refund if he went to a Manager and explained the situation?

StcChief
07-19-2008, 09:11 AM
Nice non-confrontational approach. Hopefully it will make him think hard about it.

He might have been able to leave early and get a refund if he went to a Manager and explained the situation?
yep. exactly. the little crying red eyes would have iced that deal.

evolve27
07-19-2008, 09:20 AM
I had nightmares from watching Ghostbusters II in a theater in England with my dad when I was 6, Sigourney Weaver was hellish. Fortunately these movies no longer scare me.

Fairplay
07-19-2008, 09:23 AM
I would cry and put up a tantrum if my parents made me see at a Donk's game at invesco field.

I would hold my breath until i turned blue, kick and scream, beller like a little bitch.

You know, act like Claythan.

J Diddy
07-19-2008, 09:57 AM
I had nightmares from watching Ghostbusters II in a theater in England with my dad when I was 6, Sigourney Weaver was hellish. Fortunately these movies no longer scare me.

If ghostbusters 2 gave you nightmares than you got issues

Adept Havelock
07-19-2008, 10:03 AM
TinyEvel, very well done. :clap:

rad
07-19-2008, 10:04 AM
Nice non-confrontational approach. Hopefully it will make him think hard about it.

He might have been able to leave early and get a refund if he went to a Manager and explained the situation?

I left after watching the whole thing, complained to the manager that I didn't like it after all the hype, and got a free movie pass so I can go see it again for free!!!!111123

Color Red
07-19-2008, 10:09 AM
I got an idea. Why don't the movies make a rating system that tells parents about objectional elements in a movie and advise them of the suitability for young children seeing it? Then they could publish the rating before hand and you could know before you go in. That'd be cool.

Mile High Mania
07-19-2008, 10:16 AM
I got an idea. Why don't the movies make a rating system that tells parents about objectional elements in a movie and advise them of the suitability for young children seeing it? Then they could publish the rating before hand and you could know before you go in. That'd be cool.

Or, people could start using common freaking sense... I can tell from the movie trailers that my 4 and 6 year old shouldn't see it. It's not the "bam-kapow" cartoon. People need to start taking responsibility and stop looking for others to police them.

Adept Havelock
07-19-2008, 10:18 AM
I got an idea. Why don't the movies make a rating system that tells parents about objectional elements in a movie and advise them of the suitability for young children seeing it? Then they could publish the rating before hand and you could know before you go in. That'd be cool.

That's a really good idea, Mr. Valenti. I think people would go for it.

Or, people could start using common freaking sense... I can tell from the movie trailers that my 4 and 6 year old shouldn't see it. It's not the "bam-kapow" cartoon. People need to start taking responsibility and stop looking for others to police them.

I think both of these posts are excellent notions.

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Are 8 year old girls into Batman? Perhaps the guy couldn't find a babysitter, but I would have found other options than making her sit through The Dark Knight. Doesn't seem like a movie an 8 year old girl would like.

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 10:55 AM
Or, people could start using common freaking sense... I can tell from the movie trailers that my 4 and 6 year old shouldn't see it. It's not the "bam-kapow" cartoon. People need to start taking responsibility and stop looking for others to police them.

I guess I should have read your post first. exactly.

melbar
07-19-2008, 11:06 AM
I worked in a haunted house for Opryland several years ago. It was amazing what some parents would do. I was filling in for "Death" in a graveyard scene one night and this 6-7 year old girl started screaming for her daddy to help her and jumped into his arms. The jerk ripped her out of his arms and shoved her in my face! I ripped my mask off and comforted her myself. Any idiot can have a child....

Otter
07-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Anyway, just had to get that off my chest. My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 and I had nightmares for 4 years. So, maybe I have a personal connection to this.


Heh, right around the same age I bugged my Dad to take me to Dawn of the Dead till he finally gave in...he woke up the next day kinda upset because he had nightmares about the movie.

Just found that reversal funny.

<-- fan of gore since day 1

Nzoner
07-19-2008, 11:15 AM
My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9



Well that explains it :)

Ari Chi3fs
07-19-2008, 11:21 AM
Good Job TinyE. I took my 3 year old to see The Dark Knight and I made her wear these. I mean, I had to watch the movie.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/theater/images/clockwork_big.jpg

actually, I haven't seen the movie yet, and I took my 6.5 year old to see WALL-E last night instead.

TinyEvel
07-19-2008, 12:00 PM
like this crying is any better
he should have punched you in your mouth

Wow you certainly a tough guy. I bet nobody tells you what to do. Because you certainly are the Boss.

RustShack
07-19-2008, 12:08 PM
Your the little bitch who called my parenting into question at the movies? Your lucky I didn't beat your ass right there. OK I'm juuust kidding, it wasn't me. haha

Nzoner
07-19-2008, 12:12 PM
you certainly are the Boss.

there's only 1 BOSS

http://blog.digitalrailroad.net/marketplace/OldBruce.jpg

Phobia
07-19-2008, 12:14 PM
You're a good man, TE. He was probably a young father and didn't know any better. He'll probably come around eventually and thanks to your intervention hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

I'm not a perfect man or father. I've made my share of mistakes. When I was in my late 20's I was toying with my now 15 year old daughter. She was riding a scooter around and when she took off I stomped the brake. Unfortunately, the handlebars were the same height as her mouth and I took a little chunk out of a permanent tooth in front. It plagues me to this day.

But I've become a better father for it.

barry_smilez20
07-19-2008, 12:37 PM
hittt mee

Consistent1
07-19-2008, 12:41 PM
I can understand the dude not wanting to waste the small fortune he prolly spent on going, food, drinks, etc. Still though, use your head when taking your kids to movies. My wife is real picky about that kind of stuff with our six year old, which is good. She may even be a little too protective, but that is better than taking her to this Dark Knight movie. I can't believe that story about people taking little kids to see 8mm. At least Max California was a funny dude, lol. Crazy people out there.

eazyb81
07-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Obviously the dad should have taken her out of the theater if she was that freaked out by it, but many kids that age can handle somewhat scary movies. My brothers and I have seen scary movies with our dad for as long as I can remember.

Some of my earliest movie memories are of Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and Pet Cemetery when I was around 8 years old. I was definitely scared, which is kind of the point, but I could still differentiate between a movie and real life.

Phobia
07-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Obviously the dad should have taken her out of the theater if she was that freaked out by it, but many kids that age can handle somewhat scary movies. My brothers and I have seen scary movies with our dad for as long as I can remember.

Some of my earliest movie memories are of Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and Pet Cemetery when I was around 8 years old. I was definitely scared, which is kind of the point, but I could still differentiate between a movie and real life.

Yeah, but we're talking about girls on this thread. They are miniature women. Enough explanation?

eazyb81
07-19-2008, 12:55 PM
Yeah, but we're talking about girls on this thread. They are miniature women. Enough explanation?

True, I doubt my younger sister could have handled it at that age, and my fiancee still can't.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 01:00 PM
Wow you certainly a tough guy. I bet nobody tells you what to do. Because you certainly are the Boss.

confronting him about the crying child is justified -more than
but to use that as an selfrightous excuse to tell him how to raise his child is not
then to use it as a look at me thread on CP makes it worse

how is that any less douchey than showing picks of girls your banging

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:09 PM
confronting him about the crying child is justified -more than
but to use that as an selfrightous excuse to tell him how to raise his child is not
then to use it as a look at me thread on CP makes it worse

how is that any less douchey than showing picks of girls your banging

Most people could use advice on how to raise their kids. If you're insecure in your ability to do so to the point of being offended then you probably need it more than the rest of us.

There are ways to be dickish about it and there are other ways. TE would have been within his rights to be a real jerk. It sounds like he had a man to man with him instead. If somebody is a man they can take it.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 01:13 PM
Most people could use advice on how to raise their kids. If you're insecure in your ability to do so to the point of being offended then you probably need it more than the rest of us.

There are ways to be dickish about it and there are other ways. TE would have been within his rights to be a real jerk. It sounds like he had a man to man with him instead. If somebody is a man they can take it.


ha

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:16 PM
FWIW, I wasn't using "you" to mean specifically "blueballs" it was a general use word choice.

Chiefspants
07-19-2008, 01:16 PM
Two movies screwed me up for a while, when I was 9 I saw Deliverance, and that rape scene, boy..(even though I didn't know exactly what was happening) eehhh

And then a few years later I saw house of a thousand corpses, first gore movie I ever saw, bleh.

I saw these movies on my own though, my parents have been pretty strict about me seeing movies until I'm old enough. (They just now let me see some rated R movies, and I'm 15.)

TinyEvel
07-19-2008, 01:17 PM
confronting him about the crying child is justified -more than
but to use that as an selfrightous excuse to tell him how to raise his child is not
then to use it as a look at me thread on CP makes it worse

how is that any less douchey than showing picks of girls your banging

I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

If you put me in the same class as midnight douche, that's your opinion. I wrote that thread at 3 am because I couldn't sleep I was still worked up about it. SOmetimes this forum is just a forum for venting, people get stuff of their chests here some times, and are a little more transparent about their lives.
I think that's a big difference from attention whoring jerkoffs who might not even be a real person.

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:18 PM
And then a few years later I saw house of a thousand corpses, first gore movie I ever saw, bleh.


So that was what; last week?

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:19 PM
I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

If you put me in the same class as midnight douche, that's your opinion. I wrote that thread at 3 am because I couldn't sleep I was still worked up about it. SOmetimes this forum is just a forum for venting, people get stuff of their chests here some times, and are a little more transparent about their lives.
I think that's a big difference from attention whoring jerkoffs who might not even be a real person.

Don't sweat it bro. 90% of the backbiting on this site is due to insecurities. I believe your motives were pure. You're not a "look at me" kinda of guy unlike some of those idiots who put their biceps in their avatar or something like that.

Chiefspants
07-19-2008, 01:20 PM
So that was what; last week?

No, haha, I think I was around 13 actually.

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:22 PM
No, haha, I think I was around 13 actually.

Oh, yeah - back in the day.... 2006.

Sully
07-19-2008, 01:30 PM
I'm very impressed with how you handled that. Well done. One of the great things about this site is that among the bickering, bullshitting, insulting, and craziness, every once in a while you see a real piece of humanity. I commend you, for whatever that may be worth.

Deberg_1990
07-19-2008, 01:36 PM
So, Tiny, you never really mentioned how the guy reacted to your parenting advice?

Did he just walk off?

Did he say "Blow Me"

Did he punch you in the mouth?

Just curious...

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:38 PM
I'm very impressed with how you handled that. Well done. One of the great things about this site is that among the bickering, bullshitting, insulting, and craziness, every once in a while you see a real piece of humanity. I commend you, for whatever that may be worth.

Thanks. I'm pretty good at almost everything.

Oh.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 01:38 PM
This guy just needed his ass kicked. It really takes a special kind of asshole who will not only ignore his own kid being tormented, but ruin the film experience of dozens/hundreds of people around him, while his only thought is I'M WATCHING BATMAN and NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. Such a person is unworthy of any consideration.

This is the kind of person Hannibal Lechter would have eaten after the show.

Best thing for him, really.

Nightfyre
07-19-2008, 01:41 PM
This guy just needed his ass kicked. It really takes a special kind of asshole who will not only ignore his own kid being tormented, but ruin the film experience of dozens/hundreds of people around him, while his only thought is I'M WATCHING BATMAN and NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. Such a person is unworthy of any consideration.

This is the kind of person Hannibal Lechter would have eaten after the show.

Best thing for him, really.

I fail to see how eating asshole will be good for hannibal lecter. Sorry, just couldn't resist.

Guru
07-19-2008, 01:44 PM
I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

If you put me in the same class as midnight douche, that's your opinion. I wrote that thread at 3 am because I couldn't sleep I was still worked up about it. SOmetimes this forum is just a forum for venting, people get stuff of their chests here some times, and are a little more transparent about their lives.
I think that's a big difference from attention whoring jerkoffs who might not even be a real person.
don't worry about the independent rant of one person. Practically everyone in this thread agrees with what you chose to do anyway. The majority of us have kids too.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 01:46 PM
I fail to see how eating asshole will be good for hannibal lecter. Sorry, just couldn't resist.

Apparently all you need is some fava beans and a nice chianti. :)

Nightfyre
07-19-2008, 01:47 PM
Apparently all you need is some fava beans and a nice chianti. :)

I thought that was for the cheeks, not the rectum. Hmm, that must have been the problem with my recipe. I'll have to go thaw out some more meat and revise my cookbook. Thanks for the tip. :thumb:

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:47 PM
don't worry about the independent rant of one person. Practically everyone in this thread agrees with what you chose to do anyway. The majority of us have kids too.

He's just the kind of person who is mentally qualified to be allowed over at the fatchatter.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 01:49 PM
He's just the kind of person who is mentally qualified to be allowed over at the fatchatter.

Take him. Please.

Phobia
07-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Heh. I was talking about TinyE.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 01:59 PM
Heh. I was talking about TinyE.

Sorry. We like him. :D

Phobia
07-19-2008, 02:00 PM
Sorry. We like him. :D

We have very strict entrance standards. We ditched that idiot Claythan months ago. Won't let Denise register either.

J Diddy
07-19-2008, 02:00 PM
He's just the kind of person who is mentally qualified to be allowed over at the fatchatter.

by qualified do you mean unstable

Guru
07-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Take him. Please.

You need to make more appearances as well.:cuss:

Guru
07-19-2008, 02:06 PM
by qualified do you mean unstable

Every site needs a few guys like you on them. :D

Frazod
07-19-2008, 02:11 PM
You need to make more appearances as well.:cuss:

I am a creature of ChiefsPlanet. Not interested in any other boards. Sorry.

Guru
07-19-2008, 02:14 PM
I am a creature of ChiefsPlanet. Not interested in any other boards. Sorry.

Pussy!!!:D

DaneMcCloud
07-19-2008, 02:15 PM
BC (before children) the wife and I saw some trailer trash pieces of shit bring their children to see 8mm. These kids were like 4 and 6 years old and they are bringing them to a film set in the porn industry about a snuff movie?!?!

Sounds like they were giving their children a head start.

DaneMcCloud
07-19-2008, 02:21 PM
I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

You were certainly much more polite than I would have been.

I would have asked the parent to leave and if he didn't comply, I would have gone immediately to the manager and explained the situation. Even though I'd miss part of the movie, it would save that girl the torture of sitting through a movie that she obviously couldn't handle watching.

Not only was a the experience bad for the 8 year-old, it couldn't have been too great for the other 300 paying customers. Hearing a child cry is devastating to most.

Plus, what kind of jack-off brings an 8 year-old girl to a PG-13 movie?

You did a good thing, Broheim.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 02:26 PM
telling someone how to raise their child crosses a line
I just can't imagine any of you standing there and letting it happen
-jumping his ass about not taking the child out is beyond justified

Frazod
07-19-2008, 02:32 PM
telling someone how to raise their child crosses a line
I just can't imagine any of you standing there and letting it happen
-jumping his ass about not taking the child out is beyond justified

So if this prick is sitting next to you with his screaming whining kid ruining your movie experience, do you just sit there and think it's cute?

blueballs
07-19-2008, 02:33 PM
telling someone how to raise their child crosses a line
I just can't imagine any of you standing there and letting it happen
-jumping his ass about not taking the child out is beyond justified

/

Frazod
07-19-2008, 02:35 PM
/

Sorry. Your post was as poorly worded as, well, most of your other posts.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 02:37 PM
I see most people being happy someone spoke up about kids misbehaving in a theater
and not the selfrightous condescending tone

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

Rain Man
07-19-2008, 02:41 PM
He's going to regret this in another ten years when she's spinning on a pole somewhere under the name "Darka Nightly".

Phobia
07-19-2008, 02:43 PM
I see most people being happy someone spoke up about kids misbehaving in a theater
and not the selfrightous condescending tone

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

You make a well reasoned point. Thank you for that.

However, I think it all depends on the presentation. If he had a snide tone then you may have a point but if TE approached it as a man to man discussion then it was well done.

I don't think anybody knows of the presentation except those who were there so I'm looking for the silver lining here, something I think everybody should try once in a while.

blueballs
07-19-2008, 02:45 PM
YOU DO NOT TELL SOMEONE HOW TO RAISE THEIR KIDS
this situation certainly doesnt change that
that's my stand -I'm done

Fairplay
07-19-2008, 02:48 PM
blueballs getting all shook up over this.

Thats sad man.

Nzoner
07-19-2008, 02:48 PM
YOU DO NOT TELL SOMEONE HOW TO RAISE THEIR KIDS
this situation certainly doesnt change that
that's my stand -I'm done


I gurandamntee one thing,if someone's kids are in my house as guests and the parents don't parent I sure as hell well.

Joie
07-19-2008, 03:30 PM
Yeah, but we're talking about girls on this thread. They are miniature women. Enough explanation?

Hey now...I watched Poltergeist alone when I was three....and I liked it.

Guru
07-19-2008, 03:36 PM
I see most people being happy someone spoke up about kids misbehaving in a theater
and not the selfrightous condescending tone

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

Based on the guys reaction to TE I would bet that it was a civil discussion. I don't, for the life of me, understand why people bring kids to a movie they can't handle and shouldn't be watching. But to just sit there and let her cry is a horrible thing to do for the child and the other patrons of the event. If I had been sitting next to him I would have been having a chat with him as well.

Guru
07-19-2008, 03:36 PM
Hey now...I watched Poltergeist alone when I was three....and I liked it.

That movie scared me to death and I loved every minute of it.

Skip Towne
07-19-2008, 03:38 PM
I'm too scarred to watch a scary movie.

Joie
07-19-2008, 03:40 PM
That movie scared me to death and I loved every minute of it.

My mom hates scary movies. I went around for months saying "They're he-re" because I knew it freaked her out. I don't know if it was because of that or in spite of it, but I have rarely ever been scared by movies.

That said, there are definitely movies I won't watch with the kids. You just have to think of them first.

Deberg_1990
07-19-2008, 03:40 PM
Hey now...I watched Poltergeist alone when I was three....and I liked it.

First of all im surprised you would even remember that at 3??

Secondly, your parents let you watch that at 3?

Guru
07-19-2008, 03:41 PM
I'm too scary to watch a scary movie.

FYP:D

Joie
07-19-2008, 03:44 PM
First of all im surprised you would even remember that at 3??

Secondly, your parents let you watch that at 3?

Yeah, I have no idea what they were thinking.

I barely remember it...but my mom has mentioned that I watched it and loved it. She admits it probably wasn't the best decision on her part to allow me to watch it.

Skip Towne
07-19-2008, 03:47 PM
FYP:D

Fixed it? You ruined it.

Guru
07-19-2008, 03:50 PM
Fixed it? You ruined it.

yeah, you are probably right. Scarred sounded better.

Skip Towne
07-19-2008, 03:52 PM
yeah, you are probably right. Scarred sounded better.

Yep. It makes fun of Midnight douche.

Guru
07-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Yep. It makes fun of Midnight douche.

He does a good job of that all by himself.

kstater
07-19-2008, 04:19 PM
YOU DO NOT TELL SOMEONE HOW TO RAISE THEIR KIDS
this situation certainly doesnt change that
that's my stand -I'm done

Some people do need to be told how to raise their kids.

Mecca
07-19-2008, 04:30 PM
An 8 year old can't be taken to see Batman really?

I was taken to see movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon/Lethal Weapon 2 when I was 8 or 9 years old...

kstater
07-19-2008, 04:30 PM
An 8 year old can't be taken to see Batman really?

I was taken to see movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon/Lethal Weapon 2 when I was 8 or 9 years old...

And if you had crying and sobbing for a while, you parents hopefully would have taken you out of the movie.

Deberg_1990
07-19-2008, 04:34 PM
An 8 year old can't be taken to see Batman really?

I was taken to see movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon/Lethal Weapon 2 when I was 8 or 9 years old...

Oh that was nice.

Your parents should get a special reward for exposing you to such foul language and harsh violence at such an early age.

Mecca
07-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Oh that was nice.

Your parents should get a special reward for exposing you to such foul language and harsh violence at such an early age.

And I was fine and still am fine, of course some kids can handle things others can't....

I grew up an only child for the first 10 years of my life that was mature for a child, I did alot of stuff with my parents and all that. My mom was in her late 20's when I was that age.

Teachers would tell my parents in elementary school I would talk to them like I was another adult more than a child.

chiefs1111
07-19-2008, 04:37 PM
I remember when me and my family went to see Jurassic Park,my brother who was 6 at the time freaked out cause he was scared of the dinosaurs..... I ended up seeing the whole thing when it came out on video and actually though the movie sucked.

KCCHIEFS27
07-19-2008, 04:49 PM
i just took my 4 year old niece to see this movie and she LOVED it. Way more than I did. I actually might be the only one who wasn't that fond of it. Here's an interesting quote from Mr. Ledger, "When I die, my money’s not gonna come with me. My movies will live on – for people to judge what I was as a person." Now that sounds like someone who wasn't in touch with reality. Should have triggered a response.

Mecca
07-19-2008, 04:51 PM
I just find it odd that Batman would freak a kid out, there's probably things similar that are shown on tv.

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 06:10 PM
i just took my 4 year old niece to see this movie and she LOVED it. Way more than I did. I actually might be the only one who wasn't that fond of it. Here's an interesting quote from Mr. Ledger, "When I die, my money’s not gonna come with me. My movies will live on – for people to judge what I was as a person." Now that sounds like someone who wasn't in touch with reality. Should have triggered a response.

Surely most actors must realize they'll be immortal through their works ... that's part of the glamor that comes with acting.

alanm
07-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Heh, right around the same age I bugged my Dad to take me to Dawn of the Dead till he finally gave in...he woke up the next day kinda upset because he had nightmares about the movie.

Just found that reversal funny.

<-- fan of gore since day 1
I suppose if there had been a few of these in there you'd be singing a different tune. :D

Valiant
07-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Our department took a field trip today to see the Dark Night movie, I arrived late so I had a seat by myself in the last row of the theater.

About 2/3 through the film after one of the huge explosion/demolition scenes, this little girl about 8 years old starts crying to her dad "Daddy I don't like this."

She then cried, sobbing and shaking and sniffing uncontrollably into his armpit for the final 40 minutes of the movie. He shooshed her and patted her back a lot, but never considered leaving.

I sat there in rage NOT because the girl was making noise, but because her idiot dad wouldn't realize that the poor girl was in hell and he was too selfish to take her out of there.

I tried to get his attention a couple times, but didn't want to start a scene in the middle of the film. It was like witnessing abuse. It really F'd me up.

After the movie ended I lost him in the crowd but finally caught him outside and stopped him and away from his kids I calmly said,

"Was it worth it? Did you really have to see the rest of the movie? Did you have to put your daughter through hell because you wanted to see the rest that bad?"

"well, if I knew she was going to cry I would not have brought her.."

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

I was really, really, angry about it. I guess hearing kids in pain and people doing nothing about it is about one of the most upsetting things for me.

Anyway, just had to get that off my chest. My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 and I had nightmares for 4 years. So, maybe I have a personal connection to this.

It just really changes my perspective about what I'll do when my kids "inconvenience me." I've shooed them out of the room during football when I could have just paused it and taken five minutes to interact with them and catch back up while the team loses. It isn't worth it.

Kids only get one chance to grow up.

Why did you not get up and go get a staff person to escort the guy out?? It is nice you took feeling for the girls pain, I would have took the feeling of the other 100+ people that had their experience ruined..

Valiant
07-19-2008, 07:05 PM
I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

If you put me in the same class as midnight douche, that's your opinion. I wrote that thread at 3 am because I couldn't sleep I was still worked up about it. SOmetimes this forum is just a forum for venting, people get stuff of their chests here some times, and are a little more transparent about their lives.
I think that's a big difference from attention whoring jerkoffs who might not even be a real person.

You do not have to defend yourself on this.. Even if you are a PS3 fanwhore... :D

Fairplay
07-19-2008, 07:19 PM
Why did you not get up and go get a staff person to escort the guy out?? It is nice you took feeling for the girls pain, I would have took the feeling of the other 100+ people that had their experience ruined..



Hindsights 20/20 on what you said.

But i agree with TE on what he did. Most people won't do anything. We all know that.

DaFace
07-19-2008, 07:29 PM
I just find it odd that Batman would freak a kid out, there's probably things similar that are shown on tv.

Have you seen it yet? The joker is pretty damn creepy. I'm not saying that some kids could handle it, but there are a couple of scenes that would probably be pretty troubling for a kid. The one where the Joker is holding a gun to a kid's head who looks to be around 8 comes to mind.

Fairplay
07-19-2008, 07:29 PM
I remember when me and my family went to see Jurassic Park,my brother who was 6 at the time freaked out cause he was scarred of the dinosaurs..... I ended up seeing the whole thing when it came out on video and actually though the movie sucked.



FYP.

beach tribe
07-19-2008, 07:36 PM
You're a good dude Tiny.

Fat Elvis
07-19-2008, 08:21 PM
I had to take my littlest one out of the $2 movie theater a couple of weekends ago. She was scared by Horton Hears a Who.

Taco John
07-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Our department took a field trip today to see the Dark Night movie, I arrived late so I had a seat by myself in the last row of the theater.

About 2/3 through the film after one of the huge explosion/demolition scenes, this little girl about 8 years old starts crying to her dad "Daddy I don't like this."

She then cried, sobbing and shaking and sniffing uncontrollably into his armpit for the final 40 minutes of the movie. He shooshed her and patted her back a lot, but never considered leaving.

I sat there in rage NOT because the girl was making noise, but because her idiot dad wouldn't realize that the poor girl was in hell and he was too selfish to take her out of there.

I tried to get his attention a couple times, but didn't want to start a scene in the middle of the film. It was like witnessing abuse. It really F'd me up.

After the movie ended I lost him in the crowd but finally caught him outside and stopped him and away from his kids I calmly said,

"Was it worth it? Did you really have to see the rest of the movie? Did you have to put your daughter through hell because you wanted to see the rest that bad?"

"well, if I knew she was going to cry I would not have brought her.."

"Yeah, but once she's sitting there crying, take her out of there. That was a bad movie for kids. It's not worth it. It's never worth letting your kid suffer. You owe her an apology, and you'd better do whatever she wants for the rest of the weekend because you need to fix this and let her know she's important because she's gonna have nightmares about this. You're a better dad than that...be better, okay?"

I was really, really, angry about it. I guess hearing kids in pain and people doing nothing about it is about one of the most upsetting things for me.

Anyway, just had to get that off my chest. My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 and I had nightmares for 4 years. So, maybe I have a personal connection to this.

It just really changes my perspective about what I'll do when my kids "inconvenience me." I've shooed them out of the room during football when I could have just paused it and taken five minutes to interact with them and catch back up while the team loses. It isn't worth it.

Kids only get one chance to grow up.




Why so serious?

Mecca
07-19-2008, 09:08 PM
Have you seen it yet? The joker is pretty damn creepy. I'm not saying that some kids could handle it, but there are a couple of scenes that would probably be pretty troubling for a kid. The one where the Joker is holding a gun to a kid's head who looks to be around 8 comes to mind.

I think it depends upon how you're raised, some kids aren't bothered by anything, I was one of those.

Joie
07-19-2008, 09:10 PM
I think it depends upon how you're raised, some kids aren't bothered by anything, I was one of those.

Personality plays a factor too. Some people (children and adults) are naturally more sensitive than others.

Mecca
07-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Personality plays a factor too. Some people (children and adults) are naturally more sensitive than others.

That's likely true, I'm still to this day not bothered by much of anything.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 09:18 PM
I saw a parent take his daughter out when they first showed Harvey after his little mishap. Understandable.

BUT...

He took her out, and there was no fuss.

TinyEvel
07-20-2008, 03:50 AM
So, Tiny, you never really mentioned how the guy reacted to your parenting advice?

Did he just walk off?

Did he say "Blow Me"

Did he punch you in the mouth?

Just curious...

He kind of just smiled and nodded and looked very nervous, like he thought I was going to deck him (I am kind of an imposing looking dude to some, but actually very mellow)
And I just patted him on the shoulder and walked away after I said my piece.

TinyEvel
07-20-2008, 04:01 AM
Why did you not get up and go get a staff person to escort the guy out?? It is nice you took feeling for the girls pain, I would have took the feeling of the other 100+ people that had their experience ruined..

I swear the only people who noticed were me and maybe the person in front of her. It wasn't a loud wailing cry but a choked down muffled sniffing and choking and sobbing and an occasional "Please daddy, I don't like this"

And as far as Blueballs' comments go... My delivery was not a high and mighty chastising. It was more of a common sense, plain delivery. Like "really?"

And either way, I can tell the guy what I think of what he did. Just as if someone beats their kid in the grocery store, I can ask them to calm down and stop.

Rausch
07-20-2008, 06:57 AM
He kind of just smiled and nodded and looked very nervous, like he thought I was going to deck him (I am kind of an imposing looking dude to some, but actually very mellow)
And I just patted him on the shoulder and walked away after I said my piece.

He likely won't think twice about this interaction until the day he see's clips of his little girl doing double anal on der innerweb with an "I HATE DADDY" tag...

OnTheWarpath58
07-20-2008, 07:45 AM
Why so serious?


LMAO

LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!

Crashride
07-20-2008, 08:21 AM
how do you really feel about it

cardken
07-20-2008, 08:30 AM
Do they not have those remote alert pads in the theatres in K.C? They had them while I lived in Vegas and Cali. They were in all the seats and had a touch pad for Sound problems, Film problems, Piracey, and Loud Patrons. This alerts staff to come look at problem and so you don't have to leave you're seat and miss the film looking for staff. Had a problem with crying children a couple of times and used this was attended to in less that 5 mins both times. Attendant entred found the crying child and asked/escorted said child/parent out of auditorium, both times with thunderous applause.

Count Alex's Wins
07-20-2008, 09:49 AM
LMAO

LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!

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OnTheWarpath58
07-20-2008, 09:51 AM
I ALREADY MADE THIS JOKE IT WAS FUNNIER IN THE FIRST REPLY DIDN'T YOU READ IT GODDAMMIT WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU I ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKE I ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKEI ALREADY MAKE THIS JOKE

And even if I had seen it, I still would have said it again.

Come over here, I have a pencil I'd like to make disappear.

J Diddy
07-20-2008, 10:00 AM
He likely won't think twice about this interaction until the day he see's clips of his little girl doing double anal on der innerweb with an "I HATE DADDY" tag...


wow

just wow

you could have robbed the world of a great future porn star TE

rad
07-22-2008, 01:21 AM
I swear the only people who noticed were me and maybe the person in front of her. It wasn't a loud wailing cry but a choked down muffled sniffing and choking and sobbing and an occasional "Please daddy, I don't like this"

And as far as Blueballs' comments go... My delivery was not a high and mighty chastising. It was more of a common sense, plain delivery. Like "really?"

And either way, I can tell the guy what I think of what he did. Just as if someone beats their kid in the grocery store, I can ask them to calm down and stop.


Who beats their kid in a grocery store? I've never seen a kid get beat in public.

Duck Dog
07-22-2008, 08:13 AM
No offense Tiny Evil but if some strange person attempted to tell me about my kids the way you did that guy, there would be a fight.

And for you dumb ass's, no I wouldn't take my daughter to see Dark Night in the first place.

Redrum_69
07-22-2008, 08:19 AM
"My dad took me to Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 and I had nightmares for 4 years."



he should have taken you to see "I Spit on your Grave" instead.

jidar
07-22-2008, 09:14 AM
$100 says the confrontation part of this story is fabricated.

Redrum_69
07-22-2008, 09:27 AM
Maybe she was crying because Heath Ledgers joker was that good

or

maybe because Ledgers dead and wont be back for the next movie

Skip Towne
07-22-2008, 09:37 AM
Maybe she was crying because Heath Ledgers joker was that good

or

maybe because Ledgers dead and wont be back for the next movie

Your mom is like a movie..........

Saulbadguy
07-22-2008, 09:43 AM
There was a 3 or 4 year old girl at the showing I went to (9:45 PM). I didn't hear her cry during the movie but she cried during one of the previews. Some movie about everyone going blind.

Redrum_69
07-22-2008, 09:45 AM
Your mom is like a movie..........



your mom is like a movie....her maximum capacity is challenged daily but she wont turn down anyone with a dollar, you'll be amazed by the end of the show or scarred for life, and even though you'll get a receipt for services rendered theres no chance the bitch will give a refund

Pablo
07-22-2008, 10:17 AM
I didn't hear her cry during the movie but she cried during one of the previews. Some movie about everyone going blind.So it was a comedy, then?

chasedude
07-22-2008, 10:26 AM
I had an interesting situation this last weekend. I walked into a convenience store and noticed a rather large woman yelling at her child in the backseat of the car. This child could only have been a 12 months or younger. Well, this poor thing is crying in it's child seat and the mother starts smacking it telling it to shut up! I stopped and the mother caught me looking at her. I stared her down for about 5 seconds and then walked into the store. I was fumed, I didn't say anything to her. I made up my mind to say something as I left the store but she was gone.

Should I have said something? Or, my situation was the correct one by keeping my nose out of it?

FAX
07-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Prop things on your chakras, Mr. TinyEvel. The idea of taking a little girl to a movie she can't handle is fraught with wrongness. Clearly, this father is a tool.

Still, there may be a bright side to all this. The little girl may be sufficiently scarred to grow up into one of those super hot bad girl types who makes hundreds of men happy by the time they're 23.

FAX

jidar
07-22-2008, 01:31 PM
Prop things on your chakras, Mr. TinyEvel. The idea of taking a little girl to a movie she can't handle is fraught with wrongness. Clearly, this father is a tool.

Still, there may be a bright side to all this. The little girl may be sufficiently scarred to grow up into one of those super hot bad girl types who makes hundreds of men happy by the time they're 23.

FAX

Of course FAX, no need to bite the hand that feeds.

RedNeckRaider
07-22-2008, 02:48 PM
I had an interesting situation this last weekend. I walked into a convenience store and noticed a rather large woman yelling at her child in the backseat of the car. This child could only have been a 12 months or younger. Well, this poor thing is crying in it's child seat and the mother starts smacking it telling it to shut up! I stopped and the mother caught me looking at her. I stared her down for about 5 seconds and then walked into the store. I was fumed, I didn't say anything to her. I made up my mind to say something as I left the store but she was gone.

Should I have said something? Or, my situation was the correct one by keeping my nose out of it?

If she was hitting a kid that young, maybe should have called the police. I dont know I was not there, sounds bad.

chasedude
07-22-2008, 03:04 PM
If she was hitting a kid that young, maybe should have called the police. I dont know I was not there, sounds bad.

I watched her give 3 hard slaps across the babies chest while it was in the car seat, I caught her eye right after that.

Fairplay
07-22-2008, 03:31 PM
Should I have said something? Or, my situation was the correct one by keeping my nose out of it?


Applaude her and say "That's the only way to keep those bitches quiet!"

keg in kc
07-23-2008, 12:34 PM
""The Dark Knight" took in another $24.5 million on Monday, bringing its total to $182.9 million. The film will cross the $200 million mark tomorrow after just five days of release which breaks the eight-day record held by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"..."

Bweb
07-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Our department took a field trip today to see the Dark Night movie, I arrived late so I had a seat by myself in the last row of the theater.



Was this for your job? Your whole department went to the movies?

MOhillbilly
07-23-2008, 01:19 PM
kids need to be terrified. puts some sand into em'.

TinyEvel
07-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Was this for your job? Your whole department went to the movies?

We're the creative and production department at an advertising agency. Our boss treats us to various periodic outings to art gallery openings, movies, events, etc. as inspiration and keeping in touch with pop culture.

Simply Red
07-24-2008, 05:40 PM
I was just passing along an experience I had that I thought some people could benefit from, and as a talking point for the parents on the board. I certainly took it as an introspective look into my own parenting, and wrote that too.

If you put me in the same class as midnight douche, that's your opinion. I wrote that thread at 3 am because I couldn't sleep I was still worked up about it. SOmetimes this forum is just a forum for venting, people get stuff of their chests here some times, and are a little more transparent about their lives.
I think that's a big difference from attention whoring jerkoffs who might not even be a real person.

The dad in the theater = BlueBalls.