SuperJail Warden wrote:I went with Dunkirk. I told a small group of students I was going to show the Barbie movie and a girl made the argument that the movie is mean to men and she didn't want to watch it again. She said the movie was a 7/10 but since she heard people say it is bad to men she doesn't want to watch it now.
I remember some teachers would give students a form to get signed before watching a not purely educational movie in class. Rating wasn't really a factor in this. The form went out, regardless. The ones without parental consent would be sent to the library. I assume some of these old teachers of mine have been stung before, or maybe the 90s was just more of a hypersensitive helicopter boomer parent time where a soft curse could land someone in a lot of trouble, mister! Now I guess it's the millennials who are the karens with a hand in all the minutiae of their children's lives.
The girl who called Barbie mean to men should write a report on it and submit it to the film teacher. I wonder if that's really her opinion, or just the sentiment she's surrounded by.
I'm not sure how Barbie is supposed to be mean to men. I haven't seen it, so looked up some of the criticisms again. WSJ called it "grumpier than a women's studies course." NR called it "a product for a vengeful generation" (which generation, exactly?). Literally selling the movie they supposedly hate, but it gets the clicks.
SuperJail Warden wrote:I went with Dunkirk.
"Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some" *checks notes* "language."
How "intense war experience" gets rated PG-13 is beyond me. Are we getting the next generation ready for the next American vanity war?
I'm not entirely sure what the point to all that currently is. Imagine checking a teenager's age before showing them a PG-13 war movie in 2023. I imagine a good chunk of your class have watched videos of people actually dying. Meanwhile, websites exist to provide more in-depth content advisories than these obsolete ratings could ever supply.