I hear so many voices restrained in these reviews, not wanting to call this movie’s “action scenes” completely inappropriate for a children’s movie.
If we send the message that this movie’s level of violence was acceptable, then Pixar will continue to actively contribute to overexposing our children to violence, making them shockproof and disconnected from reality. This movie’s menacing, voice-altered, darkly mitivated, futuristic-looking villain who wielded a taser rod in a square room with flashing hypnotic trance patterns projected everywhere, gave my 9 yet old and 6yr old nightmares. After the movie, my 9 yr old was running up the stairs to grab his pjs so fast that he tripped and fell because, he said, he was too scared to be by himself after the movie. I am shocked that so many people loved this movie and found the villain to be “lackluster”. The character was not well developed but still insanely creepy. To kids, the villain looked like a psychopath who transmitted his/her thoughts through other people by using the television and technology to turn the Incredibles kids’ parents and all of the other “safe” adults in their lives into mindless, crazed aggressors like something out of the Purge. This movie was not ok for kids in my opinion. I will be prescreening movies and waiting until long after opening night to even see another Pixar movie with my kids. So sad. Our society is overexposed to violence, leaving most of us unphased by overly dark themes and aggression in even children’s movies.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness