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The Pirates are pretty scary.
on 12 February 2013
Just been checking out some of the Scooby movies for my 3 year old who has just got into Scooby Doo via the old series.
I have to say I don't really get the film classifications now ? This is rated U but, although cartoonish, the Horror in it is pretty scary to me.
When the Pirates appear it is taken straight out of John Carpenters "The Fog".
A rolling, glowing fog bank on the horizon engulfs a ship and then claw like hands appear over the sides and slowly revealed are these skull faced, decaying looking, green wrinkly skinned pirates with jagged teeth and hollow eyes.
Can't recommend this for younger children.
The film is decent enough and has the usual Scooby Doo madcap humour and jokey relief throughout, so maybe OK for older kids but really not for young ones.
I don't get how this can be rated U and a film like ET, with no horror, only some suspense is rated PG ? (maybe it has one mild swear word in it I can't remember ?)
All children are different of course, but my 3 year old finds even some of the original 69-72 Scooby series too scary (the Zombie and Witch, The creeper, and The Mummy one moaning....."coin, coin, coin" etc !! :o)
I bought this from reading some of the reviews on here with 3 and 4 year olds loving it, but guess it shows all children vary so much, for anyone buying blind for grandchildren etc Just be wary and maybe watch before letting your little ones watch alone.
Think if I showed this to my 3 year old she would never sleep in her bed again !