kids and rotj
I showed ROTJ uncut for my cousins and the youngest is 5 years, a 7 year old girl, then a 9 year old boy and the oldest 11.
I was very excited to see how they would react to the torture scene and Robin with the very scary laughter plus the Jokers death.
The youngest (5: Watched with very big eyes at the screen while those scenes were on. When the Joker was killed he asked " is the Joker dead?" and " Why is the boy crying?"
7-year old girl: Seemed to understand how cruel the Joker was and felt really sorry for Tim. Said that the Joker was a really bad person
The 9 year old: he laughed at the Jokers "funny" antics. When the torture scene came up, he said " oww that must hurt alot!!!!"
he also comented the rough fighting scenes with expressions as "cool, awesome, ouch, wow" and that kind of stuff
The 11 year old: Didn't laugh as much as the 8 year-old boy, but was in awe over the scenes and the plot. He thought it was an awesome movie
Conclusion? I don't know!!! But as always there will be certain things that small kids don't get. Like...if they go to a puppet show ´they really think that the puppets are alive. They believe in the illusion where the older kids know how to separate the two worlds. I guess that's what the issue is about.
Where we " adults" understand the dillemma in the scenes the small kids see; a mean Joker, I scary laughing boy, a lotta beating, anger and sorrow.
I remember I watched "who framed Roger Rabbit" when I was 7
The scariest scene in my eyes was when that guy was all flat as a pancake and blow himself "normal" with the airpressure machine. His Eyes popped out and got red!!! Damn that was scary! My mother waches Fantasia when she was a kid and she will never forget the scene with the brooms walking up and down the stairs. That was scary for her.
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"- The one I just hate is when I'm just an actor on a strange television version of my life. Have you ever had that dream?
- Doesn't everyone?"
Clark Kent to Batman, in The Sandman - The Wake.