I don't know what kind of family you live in. But as for me and my house we
serve the lord. Several of the "family friendly" movies are actually
extremely inappropriate for anyone with children. Iron man 3 is full of
violence, and saving Mr banks the dad is an alcoholic and the mom is suicidal. I
don't feel that violent movies and alcoholic parents are appropriate themes
for young children. Frozen is the only G rated movie that you mentioned in the
article, call me old fashioned but violent PG-13 movies are not appropriate for
I'd most of the Oscar nominees are family films -- though it depends on the
definition of "family" and what those families are up to.
What exactly is "family friendly" supposed to mean? I would't allow
my preteen kids to see any of the movies listed as such in the 3rd paragraph.
Who cares about the Oscars? Year after year, with very RARE exceptions, the
Academy fails to recognize good films and honors degrading themes, profanity
laced screenplays and debasing cinematography during an awards show that is
often crude. One of this year's darlings, which by its trailer and
description depicts debauchery on Wall Street, uses that most despised profane
word 506 times in a 3 hour running time -- 2.8 times a minute! Even if the word
doesn't offend, and it certainly does, the repeated, redundant, numbing use
of any word 506 times equals a script devoid of originality, literary merit and
praise.What I know from decades of experience is that the praises of
Oscar regularly points out the films to avoid. Also that time needs to pass;
often the best films to see have been in the can for a decade or more standing
the test of time.