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Old 06-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Want a BAD acid trip? Take a hit or 2 and watch this messed up movie.

I remembered liking this thing as a kid, but I think I just latched onto things like "hot chick with wings"(I was 5) monsters that look kinda cool, etc.

I put this on netflix streaming for my 3 kids and then sat there in stunned silence for a while. WHAT THE HELL???????

It is creative, but it is SO bizarro, and the semi obvious puppetry only adds to the effed uppedness.

Gross metro-sexual lizards capture cuddly doll looking, glow worm baby people and drink their juices.....(??!?!!??!?!?)

Big turtle/camel people meditate and sing, elves prance around naked (at least the boy one, while he plays with his flute) wierd goblin women take out their eyes, LOTS of Jim Henson's friends prance around in imaginative costumes..............it is all just a chromasome or 2 short of a "GOOD" movie. What's not to love?

My kids couldn't stop making fun of it, and admit to morbidly wanting to see it again....

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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LOL! I was just talking to my wife about this movie about a month ago! I wanted to show it for my kids (7 & 3) but she thought I was crazy. Granted my kids are kind of wussy but still, it's a great crazy film! I might have to revisit the conversation...

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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My kids are a little sheltered (No "Alines vs Predator" like my neighbor lets their 10 year old watch) but this may give them nightmares.

Extracting and drinking "essence" is pretty sick.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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Make em' watch The Dark Crystal and Labarynth back to back.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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I think kids of today are too damned sheltered all around. When we (speaking for myself and my group of friends as a kid, I dunno about anyone else) were growing up through the 70s we watched all kinds of stuff that would turn these kids today inside out. Gritty real-life stuff like Sands of Iwo Jima, Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Crazy 50s/60s B-movie horror like The Mole People (that was a crazy movie) to things like The Exorcist. I was about 8 or 9 when I first saw it on TV... at night... alone... You're right about Dark Crystal being weird, it is... but at the time it wasn't that big of a deal. I think I was about 13 when it came out and I liked it, thought it was cool, but didn't get freaked by it in any way.

I have let my kids watch certain weird PG-13 films or certain R films with me to be sure they a) saw it with ME and b) wouldn't be freaked when they saw stuff elsewhere. The Patriot for instance... not a weird movie, but a lot of the battle scenes were very gritty and realistic. I think my oldest daughter was maybe 7 or so when she watched it with me the first time. It gave a good jumping off point for a history lesson and a talk about what war could really be like.

I ramble... LOL

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I grew up with weird stuff like that. I was born in 1985, so I saw labyrinth and dark crystal millions of times.

I came out alright...maybe?

.....I'm off to find some glow worms, need my essence fix....

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I wasn't really saying that the Dark crystal would scar them, I let my 4 year old watch that.

Aliens vs Predator? Not only is it barely watchable crap (coming from a BIG fan of both Alien and Predator) the gratuitous violence is in no way historical, and some of it could give kids 10 and under (mine) serious nightmares.

I think that some sheltering is good parenting.

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Make em' watch The Dark Crystal and Labarynth back to back.
But if they watch labyrynthe then you have to explain why some men look like women who look like men.
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But if they watch labyrynthe then you have to explain why some men look like women who look like men.
No. They've already been to WalMart.
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Make em' watch The Dark Crystal and Labarynth back to back.

Yeah this was on over the weekend, so I kept it on while I was working on something on the computer. I hadn't seen it since it came out, but watching it the other day I was just like, "WTF were they thinking?"
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