so. . .after reading some reviews online, I decided to cave and take my 9 YO to see Alice in Wonderland today. The overall message I received was that there was violence (of a "fantasy" nature), and an intense dragon slaying scene - there was no bad language or nudity/sexual content. The reviews I read all said it was fine for "older" children, tweens and teens. It was PG - not PG-13.
Off with their heads! Having seen the movie, I would not recommend it for anyone under 12.
While there are no bad words or nudity - there is the illusion of sexual activity and words that are sexual in nature (seduction, lust, etc.) The scene where Alice's Brother in Law is making out with another woman - adds NO content to the film - and begs for questions about "cheating". And after that - every time Alice grew or shrunk, I was worried her dress wouldn't be able to keep up!
I know it's a Tim Burton movie with Johnny Depp in it. . .but it was dark and weird and highly suspenseful. The "beasts" were scary and loud. The army was extremely "militant".
Now mind you - my 9 YO enjoyed himself, and his 9 YO friend that came with us (thank GOD her mother came too!) assured me that she too enjoyed the movie.
Alice herself is a wonderful character and role model for young girls.
I also enjoyed the movie - and probably would have enjoyed it much more - if I hadn't been worried that I was scarring my child for life.
So you read it here moms and dads - 12 for the theater. . .9 or 10 is probably better for the TV when it comes out.
Did you see the movie? What did you think?
catch you soon -