Honestly, how the smurf did that get past the censores. Ian said it in the first movie, and honestly, it was kinda innapropiate for a A&TC movie or A&TC in general. I know they said "Sucks" before, but that was in 1959! that was before the TV show!
Honestly, how did that get past the censor easily. It is as bad as the F word for a A&TC production.
I get how "mama cita" (based off of mothersmurfer) and "furry cheeks" (based off of kiss my class) because they are not direct, but this, IS JUST INSANE!!
'Moron' seems worse to me than 'sucks'. In terms of how it's used I'd rather hear my children say that something sucks (typically directed at an object) than hear them say that someone is a moron (only really works as a description of a person). I'm happier to hear them insult and object than a person.
Overal the word 'sucks' means very little to me (I wouldn't make any note of it if it came up in a movie or if my kids said it). 'Crap' counts as swearing here in the UK so it's a definite game changer if I hear it in a movie my kids are watching, and I would definitely tell my kids off for saying it.
Must be a cultural thing. Anything derogatory said about a person is definitely more frowned on here by parents and teachers. Just asked my eldest (9 yr old) what he thought: "Moron and stupid are worse because it's about a person. Everything else is just stuff."
Definitely. It's strange how different reactions can be to certain words.
My Nana (my Dad's mum) lived in England. Once I came in after a long trip from Scotland to visit. She asked how I was and, being tired from the trip, I told her I was 'knackered' (common way of saying 'tired' where I live). She looked at me as though I had said 'f@€ked'. She was fuming and I couldn't see what I'd done wrong :P
One thing that confuses me about the chipmunks. Are they related to the chipettes? If they are then why do they date sometimes? And if they're not then how extensive is the talking chipmunk population? Is there a talking chipmunk city somewhere for instance? Any thoughts?
Sorry, always wanted to ask. That's cool thanks for the info :) Regarding appropriate language, I can't get a fix on the intended audience age for AATC. The cartoon series seems to touch on middle school/pre-teen topics like dates to dances, popularity, consumerism, etc. Same seems to be true of the movies in terms of tone. What age do you consider it to be for?