A friend of mine recently posted on his Facebook page the following:
The Conjuring was an immensely entertaining horror film in the tradition of the flicks from the early 1970s… that my folks used to watch at the time… with me.
To the family who brought your FOUR little kids to the screening, I’d ask you if you’re nuts, but I’ll just assume your kids will grow up to be Islamic scholars.
(this same friend has been working on his doctorate in Islamic Studies for a number of years…and he was born in 1971…)
My youngest couldn’t sit through Legend of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon (and most other kids films) without crying uncontrollably, when she was five – we had to turn it off. Now that she’s six she can handle it a little better but she still has to ask me for reassurance to make sure the good guys are going to live through to the end of the film – this happened the day after Eid with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. These are kids who don’t normally watch much TV. I guess being exposed to violence and killing on TV on a daily basis tends to desensitize a person, especially at a young age.