to John Charity SpringGotG has **nothing** to do w/ 'devaluing
re: guyyynew york city, NY"...just look at The Punisher
and Watchmen." I enjoyed both Punishers (War Zone & The 1 w/
Travolta). Did not care for Watchmen. It was pretentious & overbearing."I think if it's used correctly, then it can be hilarious,
which was the case with Guardians. Films should not censor themselves just
because some people cannot handle certain words."Agreed. Marvel
has done a good job with dialogue in all their movies. Its not like its
Tarantino; right JCS?
untag83d,Profanity isn't what you make it.Morality
isn't what you make it.Good isn't what you make it.You don't get to invent consequence or reaction. You can choose to act
and learn how your actions help the world or harm it. Profanity contributes
nothing to the world we wouldn't be happier without. Perhaps you don't
care. Perhaps you just don't know, you've been numbed, or that you
ought to know better but reject a truth you were once taught. In any event, the
truth remains independent of your determination. It is what it is.When I follow the teachings of my faith, which involve choosing not to ingest
toxins (both physical and mental), I am happier, more alert, and sober. Looking
at the popular 'clean habits' of the world, I can't say the
same.You can call dirt "clean" if you want, but you
can't change the truth. You can clean up your act. You can join the rest of
us who are trying to do just that. But you can't change something into what
it is not.
@netsrik and Maxpower, The author is writing not to parents, but to
Hollywood and script writers. Yes the movie is labeled PG-13 and yes that means
parental guidance (and probably only appropriate for ages 13 and older). But
the very nature of the content attracts younger children so the author is
suggesting they should take that into consideration. Of course the audience is
also older people. I agree with the author that the swearing provides no real
additional value for the older audience. The writers just simply didn't
need to include it and would have produced a movie that would have appealed to a
larger audience, including those with younger children who don't appreciate
swearing. I've got younger children myself. I've heard rave reviews
of the movie and I won't go. Too bad Marvel... you lost my $30. Many
@ Mona & tomr: You both essentially mention the same thing - that you
don't go to movies because you disagree with the subject matter and are
voting with your wallets. The problem with that is that those who
disagree with you are also voting with their wallets - and they are voting in
I agree with the author. I don't speak that way and I prefer to not hear
others speak that way. Because of this and the other mindless qualities present
in these type of movies I vote with my wallet. I suggest the rest of us do the
This line hits the nail on the head:"Perhaps they should add
foul language to the list, since its usage has become just another crutch for
the vocabulary impaired." A crutch for the vocabulary impaired. I would go to the movies more often (I go about once every 2 years) if
filmmakers made an effort to employ art and skill and good taste. Instead they
scrape out the gutter and throw it in our faces. Unfortunately, people eat it
up, so it keeps coming at us.
Ugh. The movie industry does not need to do what you believe is appropriate.
Just because it's a comic book adaptation does not mean it is for kids,
just look at The Punisher and Watchmen. It's PG-13 for a reason, meaning
don't take kids to see it if they are not mature enough to handle it (or
you shouldn't go since that appears to be the case.) Also, who are you to
say "bad language" or whatever isn't funny? That's not really
for you to say since different people have different ways of thinking. I think
if it's used correctly, then it can be hilarious, which was the case with
Guardians.Films should not censor themselves just because some
people cannot handle certain words.
The modern entertainment industry has an open and stated agenda of promoting
substance abuse and wanton sexuality. Part of this agenda includes an attempt to
destroy traditional marriage and family. Modern Hollywood
portrays marriage as a burdensome institution to be scorned and ridiculed.
Indeed, Hollywood treats marriage as something to be avoided at all costs.Unfortunately, an impressionable public has begun to imitate what is
shown on television and movies. As a result, the rates of illegitimacy and
disease are skyrocketing.The irrefutable fact is that wanton,
uncontrolled sexuality does have harmful effects for both the individual and
society. Shame on those who seek to impose this harm.
re: MaxPower & netsrikAgreed on both counts. The 2
most questionable items of dialogue were the Jackson Pollock reference (I am
sure was on Night Court back in the day) will go over the heads of most.A certain former president already used the phrase turdblossom, so...
So is this where we vilify the film industry because we as parents feel that
film should do a better job of raising our children for us? ....or should the
film industry have a personal "moral" link with every individual parent
so as to provide a personalized viewing experience for each and every child and
be reflective of how that particular child is being raised? The answer is
no, no one owes you an easier child rearing experience. Supposed
"profane" language is only "profane" because of a close minded
and archaic belief system that from some reason must be forced on everyone and
they're children.Like MaxPower said, judge for yourself whether YOUR
KIDS should watch, not whether everyone else's kids should.Profanity
is what you make it people, let it go!
I just want to thank Chris Hicks for challenging the status quo in Hollywood
regarding vulgarity and profanity. It's offensive to adults and to children
and the movie ceases to be funny or entertaining when swearing is used.
Profanity and vulgarity is never necessary to uphold a story line. Please
remember what Frank Capra, one of Hollywood's greatest directors, once
said: "Only people with moral courage should tell stories to people in the
dark for two hours." Amen.
Comic books and animation are not just for kids. This movie is pg-13.
Doesn't that give a tiny red flag for parents?
The movie is rated PG-13. That should make any parent pause and think before
taking their kids.My wife and I will watch the movie first, and if
we feel it kid appropriate we will take them.
I agree with this article. I hear children as young as five and six using
profane language and their parents excuse it by saying they learned it from a
movie. Like that makes it okay?
My thoughts exactly