On 21 Mar 2018 at 10:24pm Beatrix wrote:
So, parents, are we going to boycott this movie due to the controversy regarding the anaphylaxis scene? Are we going to take our children along to watch rabbits deliberately trying to cause a human to have an anaphylactic response to swallowing a blackberry when they know full well he has a life threatening blackberry allergy? And then see the rabbits laughing when the human has to use his epipen to save his own life after swallowing a blackberry that the rabbits deliberately threw in to his mouth?! Is this not inciting bullying? Parents across the globe have called for other parents to boycott this film.
I notice the depot isn't showing it. I hope it is being a conscientious objector.
On 22 Mar 2018 at 9:44am Local Resident wrote:
@ Rolled Eyes ....indeed, how did we ever survive and spawn such a generation of do-gooder, politically correct, namby-pamby, risk-averse offspring... I fear for the future of our species.
So, we are asked to boycott a movie that shows animated rabbits trigger a severe allergic reaction in a human being (who is opressing them), yet we are not asked to boycott films that show human beings blowing each other up, or shooting each other. One of the largest film franchises of them all thta apeals to children (of all ages) regularly shows wanton death and destruction, but, presumably because it is set in a 'galaxy far, far away..', it is deemed unworthy of comment/protest/boycott, presumably because it is so obviously 'make believe'.... unlike a film featuring animated rabbits who can speak English, dance, and understand electrical circuits. (ooops, sorry "Spoiler alert!").
Get a grip folks, there are far more important things to worry about than a few animated rabbits throwing blackberries at a blackberry-intolerant bad-guy.
As for The Depot not showing it, I assumed (in my obvious ignorance) that may simply be because they are holding it back for the Easter (can I use that term, or is that too subject to boycott as being too religiously provocative?) holiday period when children are more likely to be able to attend screenings, rather than out of some moral duty to pretect us form such 'hate crimes' against minorities?
And before the PC brigade start throwing their hand-crafted artisan bricks at me, yes, I have seen the film, yes, it does show use of an epi-pen, yes, I do have a child of my own who has a severe allergy and who thus has to carry an epi-pen (in fact she came with us to see the film), and yes we ALL thought it was a great film, even 'that' scene.
Oh, and be warned, the film also shows gratuitous use of 'rookies' (including them being thrown at innocent little bunny-wunnies) so that's something else for many of the more sensitive souls in Lewes to get upset about I suppose...
Some people need to get out a bit more.....
Of course, the 'blackberry scene' might also be seen as an opportunity for responsible parents to explain to their children what allergies are, how serious they can be, and what Epi-pens are, why they are needed, and what to do if you see someone use one etc etc.... but no, lets simply boycott the film and feel smug for supporting another 'cause'.....
On 22 Mar 2018 at 10:01am OMG wrote:
Could we get any more precious?
My son has watched a deer being killed (bambi), sisters fighting to the point of near death (frozen) a brother/uncle killing his brother/nephew (lion king), bestiality (beauty and the beast) plus god know what else. Doesn't mean he's going to start trying to kill people or try it on was a beast