There are two drawbacks to going to movies targeted towards kids. First being that there are going to be kids there. Kids at movies are a bad idea, babies especially. If you bring your baby then perhaps you’ve forgotten that Helen Keller went deaf because of a loud bell or something like that. I’m guessing that bell didn’t have a 5.1 surround sound system. Though I’m usually pleasantly surprised by how quiet kids are during these movies. I think if they’re absorbed enough in the film they’ll shut up, but if it’s uninteresting then they’ll fidget, talk and ask questions. This is why going to see “Return of the Jedi” in theaters is annoying, because you have tons of kids who just want to see Ewoks, and during every other scene in the movie they’re kicking the seats and saying that they’re bored.

The second reason going to kids’ movies sucks is that you’re likely to see fifteen or so minutes of the crappiest movie trailers ever. I don’t care about the latest film about animals playing sports they have no earthly right to be playing. I don’t care about the latest animated schlock that should probably have been direct to video. And did I mention the animals playing sports one? I still don’t know how they managed to get Air Bud (the dog) to play football, but I know that it’s out there.

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