My Smart 6-Year-Old Girl Loved It
I know what you're thinking: "This crazy guy let his 6-year-old girl watch this filth?" but hear me out, and I'm sure you'll still disagree with me. My brother and I were raised on some of the most violent, bloody, and "bad language" filled movies, TV, and video games growing up. Our parents only covered our eyes (literally and figuratively) from sexual content, and we both turned out to be compassionate, passive, anti-war, vegetarians. You might not agree with us politically or socially, but the fact remains that we respect others, in all forms of life, and are full of love and affection toward those close to us.
That being said, I am doing the same thing with my children. I hope that they will grow up with the warmth and value for human life, and otherwise, that their smart and kind daddy did. So, she can watch whatever violence she thinks isn't too scary for her. She sometimes makes guesses on how they did the special effects, because she knows that that is what it is.
I watch them first, and see if there is anything too bad, mostly just sexual content, and I OKed this film. As for the low rating for a good role model that most people are giving to this film:
Brad Pitt's character in this is the height of a caring and brave father, insistent on the safety of his family, and the world, from the very beginning. And at the end, he injects himself with a deadly disease, under the slightest chance that it might help others, and it does. It was terrifically heart-warming, and I think it could instill courage and true consideration in some of the most reclusive of people, and I'm glad I and my beautiful young daughter had a chance to see it.
Thank you for reading.
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