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  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 31 Jan 2013 12:08:05 7,386 posts
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    When it comes to kids watching movies rated above their age, I wish that my parents had showed a lot more discretion in what I was allowed to watch when younger.

    I was watching movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street when I was around five or six, possibly younger. There were no limits. Watching Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport when I was five made me want to do karate. Being exposed to violent imagery like that has definitely given me some problems.
  • Deckard1 31 Jan 2013 12:11:41 25,414 posts
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    Craigy kills hookers everyone.

    Called it

  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:18:11 83,877 posts
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    I think all kids will see something somehow, but that doesn't mean they should be readily exposed. I saw a few things when I was far too young - Robocop, Candyman and Terminator all spring to mind - and they did have pretty profound affects on me. I wouldn't say they've given me problems as such, but I certainly didn't enjoy them as a mature adult would have, and Candyman was deeply disturbing in a not fun way.

    Different kids are different and if you think your 12 year old can handle a specific 15, or that you let your 16 year old watch 18s then cool, but I'd say if there's a five year gap between the age rating and the age of your child, then you may well have not thought it through very well.
  • Mr_Sleep 31 Jan 2013 12:19:09 16,267 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Watching Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport when I was five made me want to do karate. Being exposed to violent imagery like that has definitely given me some problems.
    Are you only able to finish someone off by doing an excessive roundhouse kick?

    Seriously, that's a real shame, I think my parents managed to judge it pretty well, most of the 18 rated stuff I watched from age 10 was nothing too horror-based. Stuff like Aliens, Robocop and the like didn't scar me too badly. Saying that, I tended to be watching the edited version for telly where some of the more gruesome bits were excised.

    Saying all that, one my abiding memories of horror when I was a kid was Superman 3 with the woman becoming part of that machine thing. Horrible. Still hate thinking about it.

    Edit: Oh and American Werewolf in London is probably the thing that shitted me up the most that I shouldn't have watched. That really did fuck me up for a good while. The thing about that is that I watched it without my parents consent so it wasn't really their fault.

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 12:21:09 31-01-2013

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 31 Jan 2013 12:24:44 7,386 posts
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    What's the Superman movie with the car crusher scene? That's pretty terrifying when you're little.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:25:31 83,877 posts
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    Nothing, absolutely NOTHING used to scare me like the TV series of Incredible Hulk. I would quake behind the couch going "has he changed back, has he changed back yet". His sweaty yellow-eyed changing face was a regular in my nightmares.

    Weirdly, I really liked the series, but just couldn't watch the Hulk bits.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:25:45 83,877 posts
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    Also Superman 3.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:26:13 83,877 posts
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    End of Raiders was also some pretty fucked up shit for a little kid. I still think that face-melting scene's a bit much.
  • LeoliansBro 31 Jan 2013 12:27:34 41,869 posts
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    Silence of the Lambs really freaked out the 12 year old me.

    Also am I the only person who didn't see the end of The Sixth Sense coming?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • TheSaint 31 Jan 2013 12:27:59 13,630 posts
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    Aside from Jaws I don't remember anything really affecting me that much.
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 31 Jan 2013 12:28:25 7,386 posts
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    I didn't. It blew my tiny mind.

    Yeah, Silence is pretty scary as a kid.
  • Deckard1 31 Jan 2013 12:29:03 25,414 posts
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    I remember hiding behind the sofa crying at the Littlest Hobo once. Dunno why the Incredible Hulk made me remember that - must have been on after it.


    Also The Gremlins used to really scare my when I was little. And the end of Howard the Duck. And to lesser extent the end of The Golden Child.

    Called it

  • nickthegun 31 Jan 2013 12:29:45 55,877 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Weirdly, I really liked the series, but just couldn't watch the Hulk bits.
    Funnily enough, it was the same with me. I loved the series so much my parents got me a big hulk poster and put it on the wall at the end of my bed.

    Cue me waking up in the night and screaming the fucking house down at the monster in my bedroom.

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  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:30:43 83,877 posts
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    Sixth Sense at the time was a big twist because that sort of thing hadn't really been popular in cinema since Hitchcock. Nobody I knew saw it coming, but then we all saw it early before it got around that there was a twist. If you knew there was a twist, then yeah, you're likely to spot it.

    If it came out today you'd spot it a mile off. Those kind of endings are almost expected now, mostly due to the Sixth Sense in fact. Very influential film.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:31:29 83,877 posts
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    Hulk and Littlest Hobo actually had a very similar vibe.
  • rhubarbandcustard 31 Jan 2013 12:31:50 115 posts
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    Watched my first movies of the year last night.

    THE IMMORTALS - nothing like 300 which was my expectation going in to it. But enjoyable nevertheless if only for Mickey Rourke who is rapidily replacing Christopher Walken as my favourite batshit crazy actor. 8/10

    KICK ASS - i'd been told it was good, but man that movie is awesome. 10/10

    Edited by rhubarbandcustard at 12:32:37 31-01-2013
  • Youthist 31 Jan 2013 12:32:16 9,902 posts
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    Arlington Road. Now that twist was fantastic.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • nickthegun 31 Jan 2013 12:32:58 55,877 posts
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    You would certainly expect it now from a shymalan movie. Also, my brother text me the ending while I was on the way to the cinema, which was annoying. I never got to experience the first 'proper' modern twist.

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  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:35:16 83,877 posts
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    I hate even knowing a film has a twist, let alone what the twist is. I'd almost rather the latter in fact, as then I could at least stop trying to guess for the whole film.
  • TheSaint 31 Jan 2013 12:36:01 13,630 posts
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    Quite strange how nothing had done a twist like that for years and then Fight Club and Sixth Sense came out within a month of each other.
  • nickthegun 31 Jan 2013 12:38:01 55,877 posts
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    Yep. Its why the rest of his movies never had the same impact. I had SLJ pegged as the bad guy in unbreakable the second he appeared on screen.

    Although i did nearly jump out of my seat when Joachim sees the alien on TV for the first time in signs. I did really like that movie until it shat itself.

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  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 31 Jan 2013 12:38:50 7,386 posts
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    I think The Usual Suspects was the most notable "twist" movie before that. Aaah I love a good twist ending.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:39:24 83,877 posts
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    There had been the odd thing - Jacob's Ladder and Usual Suspects spring to mind. Those two really just kickstarted a proper trend for it.
  • kalel 31 Jan 2013 12:39:56 83,877 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    I think The Usual Suspects was the most notable "twist" movie before that. Aaah I love a good twist ending.
    Which the Usual Suspects doesn't have.

    BOOM OPINION!
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 31 Jan 2013 12:44:13 7,386 posts
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    Kobayashi is Keyser Soze!
  • Deckard1 31 Jan 2013 12:52:47 25,414 posts
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    Twist endings have been around for years haven't they? Stuff like Psycho, Planet of the Apes and... others. I agree that they're more in vogue now, but its not like its a new trick.

    Called it

  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 31 Jan 2013 13:11:29 6,999 posts
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    @craigy

    No he's not. There is no Keyser Soze. He's a myth, a vapour designed to confuse and terrorize the police and crims alike.
  • mikeck 31 Jan 2013 13:34:41 1,837 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    And to lesser extent the end of The Golden Child.
    Glad I wasn't the only one.

    It was on TV a few weeks back, that ending looks properly shit now.

    I watched the Van Damne classic AWOL when I was 12...I remember thinking it was the coolest thing ever.
  • mikeck 31 Jan 2013 13:38:53 1,837 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I hate even knowing a film has a twist, let alone what the twist is. I'd almost rather the latter in fact, as then I could at least stop trying to guess for the whole film.
    The worst is when reviews of the film mention that there is a twist (even if it's only, the twist was good). To be fair it's usually reviewers in the daily rags that do it these days, not the specialist magazines/websites.

    Still bothers me though, really makes you watch a film differently when you;re looking out for clues as to what the twist was.

    Sixth Sense truly was influential in setting precedent for the 'big twist' , shame he's rinsed it throughout his career though.

  • ram 31 Jan 2013 13:43:04 3,466 posts
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    Watched two films in the last week, both weren't what I was expecting - damn these tricksy trailers.

    Another Earth

    Not really about another Earth, not really Sci-Fi, but still, a pretty good yarn about redemption 6.5/10

    Flight

    Not really about a plane crash, it's mostly a film about the terrible booze. Good sleazy performance from Denzel. 7/10
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