Friday, November 16, 2012

Why I Strongly Dislike Common Sense Media

Hello there, and welcome to me ranting about Common Sense Media. The reason I didn't use the word "hate" is because Common Sense Media isn't all bad, but I'll go into that later.

First, I want to address that if Common Sense Media had its way, I an 11 year old kid wouldn't be able to do 80% of these reviews. Apparently James Bond, Batman, Shadow of the Colossus, most superheroes and things that aren't complete garbage are not O.K for 11 year olds. This soviet idea of media restraining is stupid. I know they aren't enforcing it, but there are poor children missing out on the fruits of being a kid, playing bloody games, watching good movies, etc., because their parents will believe anything they read on common sense media.

Now for the not so cynical side, Common Sense Media does provide a basic idea for when you should let children watch movies, listen to music, etc., but it should not be closely followed.


Now I don't think that's fair- 16. I saw that movie and enjoyed it! What do you think? Leave a comment saying if you think 16 is a fair age for the appropriate-ness of this movie.

13 comments:

  1. AGREED!!!! I HATE (CSM) ......it thinks the word stupid is a bad
    Word!!!!

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  2. No way is the Dark Knight only for sixteen year olds. Of course, younger kids won't pay attention to the psychological elements at play, but Batman is an idol and thus anyone can watch it.

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  3. I really hate CSM. It's just a tool for stupid parents to know what's right for their kid. But, most of the reviews are stupid also. Just look at an ESRB rating on a game, or something.

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    1. actually sometimes esrb is wrong

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  4. Yup, it's a rotten website all right. Websites like those make me really mad, because by sheltering children too much they won't even be able to cope with with basic vulgarity. Plus, the ratings are completely inaccurate... how is the Big Lebowski +17? I could have watched it when I was twelve!

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  5. Yup, it's a rotten website all right. Websites like those make me really mad, because by sheltering children too much they won't even be able to cope with with basic vulgarity. Plus, the ratings are completely inaccurate... how is the Big Lebowski +17? I could have watched it when I was twelve!

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  6. Yup, it's a rotten website all right. Websites like those make me really mad, because by sheltering children too much they won't even be able to cope with with basic vulgarity. Plus, the ratings are completely inaccurate... how is the Big Lebowski +17? I could have watched it when I was twelve!

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  7. Yup, it's a rotten website all right. Websites like those make me really mad, because by sheltering children too much they won't even be able to cope with with basic vulgarity. Plus, the ratings are completely inaccurate... how is the Big Lebowski +17? I could have watched it when I was twelve!

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  8. I watched that movie when I was 9 (I thinK) .... now i'm 13. still waiting to be a bloody killing sociopath they told me I would become. Still waiting....

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  9. I hate the site as well ,they gave AR.K the great escape a 18+ because of "mean characters" smh

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  10. I hate Common Sense Media too!

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  11. They also gave Jurassic World 3 stars. Here's what their logic is. Movies without bad content: This is a classic! Movies with bad content: Nope. They're very BAD AND UNWATCHABLE. Just because they have bad content doesn't mean they're bad movies.

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