Movie night. A time to bond with the kids and enjoy some wholesome time together. Since we do a movie night every weekend, we are running a little low on fresh films to watch. So, while cruising the Netflix library, I stumbled across The NeverEnding Story. It got four stars, so I thought it must be pretty good never having seen it myself. I put it in my queue and it arrived earlier this week.
Fast forward to movie night. We got settled in on the couch and put it in. My husband and I snickered quietly at how hokey the acting was, the muppet looking creatures and poor special effects. Yeah, I know. The movie was made in 1984 so I should probably cut it some slack. I must admit, I was having a hard time getting beyond the cheesy soundtrack.
We quickly regained our composure after receiving some dirty looks from the kids and got a little further into the story. Our daughter was thoroughly enjoying the movie laughing out loud and giggling at the lizard/dragon/puppy (you read that correctly). Our son seemed to enjoy the movie as well, especially when he saw this:
Can you see them?! The very well endowed statues complete with NIPPLES! Maybe they are a little hard to see in such a small picture, but on our 42 inch television, they were HUGE. The hero, Atreyu, had to pass through the 'sphynx's' to get to the oracle who held the answer on how to save, blah, blah, blah...
As soon as the breasts, I mean sphynx appeared on the screen, our eight (going on thirteen)-year-old-son moaned "ooooooooooooooooooh." And not in a "whoa, that's cool" kinda way, but more like a "would ya look at those boobs" followed by uncontrollable giggling.
Yes, it has started. The fascination with breasts. In thinking about it, there have been some subtle signs that he is becoming interested in the female anatomy. For example, we were watching something on television the other day and a well endowed woman flashed on the screen (clothed of course!) to which he replied "heeeeeeyyyyyyyyy" as in "she was hot!"
Given that this is a kids/family movie, one has to wonder why the film makers felt compelled to put nipples on their stone figures. Now don't go thinking I'm a prude, because I'm not. I'm just saying, my baby's only eight! I'm not ready for this! And I love how this seen went on....and on...and on... I mean, come on now, run through the gate already Atreyu! Must you stop and look back and forth at the sphynx's as you stand just below their enormous ta tas?!!!
I am very careful in choosing our movies for movie night especially with the content nowadays. When is the last time you found a really good G-rated movie?! Even Disney movies are PG anymore! It is a little disheartening.
Anyone else out there got a school aged boy whose hormones are kicking in early?!