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Harry says BRAVE is pretty damn great, despite the obnoxious screaming child in the theater!

 

I really liked BRAVE, but didn’t love it – and I don’t think that’s BRAVE’s fault at all.   I blame it upon this really fucking obnoxious woman who, as the film began, drug her screaming (full volume) 4 or 5 year old child into the theater, literally dragging him behind her.   Sat front row, where the child continued to scream for what felt like the first 10 minutes of the film.   And then, this kid began BABBLING at full volume for the next 15 minutes of the screening.   In fact, she wasn’t ejected from the theater till after the Archery tournament scene that we’ve seen in trailers.

 

Seriously…  how fucked up?   Yoko feels that the kid had to be emotionally or mentally disabled – as no coherent words could ever be heard.   But it was terrible.   I sat there trying to watch – but the screams and the babbles kept making me think of what I could SCREAM at the lady to shut her child up.   But then I thought, I can’t do that.   That would just add to the distraction – it seemed like nobody fucking cared – and it was killing me.   I was debating with my brain about leaving, but then I thought…  GODDAMMIT, IF I LEAVE – THEN THIS F’N C*NT OF A HUMAN BEING WILL WIN!  It’s moments like these, where you wish you were seeing the film at the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE with one of the audiences that AICN brings in, because this shit just never happens.   Never.  

 

OK – so BRAVE – what’d I think? 

 

I need to see it again, in a better environment.  BUT – despite the issues of those first two paragraphs, once the noisy larva was removed, the rest of the audience – filled with incredibly well behaved future filmgoers of America, the movie enraptured me.  

 

This is PIXAR’s first Princess story – and it is quite a bit different from Disney’s usual Princess fodder.   This Princess has both of her parents.  This Princess isn’t constantly in a need to be saved.   And she doesn’t sing.   No, she’s a Princess that kinda wishes she wasn’t.   Her mom is a proper Queen that has been raising her to one day be Queen.   However, the red haired Merida feels more connected to her father, a warrior one-legged king, that hates bears (thus the 1 leg).   Her mother is trying to marry her off – and is holding a tournament to find her one day King.   When she listens to the rules, she realizes that she could actually win her own hand and become responsible for her own life…  or at least this is what she thinks…  but that one obstinate action sets in motion problems that begin to spiral.   She’s so frustrated, so angry at being treated like a GIRL – that she runs off, she wants to clear her head and find a way out of her predicament.   She finds more than she reckons.

 

I love where the film goes after the twist.   It felt so refreshing to not have Merida having a Prince save her.   I also found the Mother-Daughter dynamic to be wonderful, especially as circumstances make that relationship even more difficult than normal.  

 

The Bear work in the film, really did remind me of some of Tim Burton’s work on FOX & THE HOUND – but it’s quite different here.   The 3 young princes, I could see an entire feature around their story – especially if it were to bring them to adulthood.   They’re just wonderful characters, but if you’ve ever seen a DONALD DUCK cartoon with his wily nephews, then you know the exact dynamic that they capture in the film.

 

BRAVE feels like another great PIXAR film, but it is less gimmicky than most of the animated films we see.   This doesn’t have a toothless adorable dragon & due to the setting and character designs – a lot of folks are already drawing comparisons to that film, if you do…  BRAVE will come up short.   It’s a different kind of story.  One focused more intently on a Girl and her mother, than a Boy and his Dragon.  

 

I find that change refreshing.  I don’t think there’s a damn thing wrong with the film and that story.   After the spate of evil mothers/evil step-mothers…  or dead parent movies – I find a film about a child that wants to be more like one parent than the other – and the other parent’s best efforts to prepare her for her life…  well, it’s just a great story that I think will resonate with a whole lot of kids out there.

 

And the short, LA LUNA…  well, it’s my least favorite shot of the entire history of PIXAR shorts.   The character design and look of the film is lovely, of course…  but the story just did not touch me at all.   It builds to a single gag.   Once that’s over, that’s basically it – and after that – there’s nothing more.  

 

But the good news is, this is another wonderful PIXAR film, now – I just need to rewatch it without annoying infuriating parental behavior.   I mean SERIOUSLY – who the fuck drags a screaming hysterical child INTO a movie theater.  That stunned me.  There’s just no excuse for an adult human being that sees movies to be this dense between the ears.   I can’t be angry at the kid, the kid has problems, the parent should be aware of that.   And not destroy the experience of 300 other people.  Right?

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  • June 22, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    First..!

    by Punisherthunder

  • June 22, 2012, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Second!!!!

    by themaltesenuthatch

    Wow, this has never happened to me before. I feel all tingly. San Dimas High School Football rules!

  • June 22, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Yes, that 5 year old was a cunt trying to beat you Harry...

    by Valenni

    And how fucking dare you blame that child and say it may be retarded??? Blame the stupid bitch mother all day long, but a 5 year old is a fucking child sho can't wipe it's own arse, a situation I belived you have been in for a long time, so show a bit of respect Harry! But, you won't understand until you manage to have a child of your own. By the way, it's supremely stressful being a parent!!

  • .. I went alone and ended up sitting next to this fat fuck who... gosh I've already typed all about him into AICN once... let's just say he was a big, fat, loud-breathing, ham-smelling fuck who couldn't sit still and liked to hold his pop bottle up to his face for two minutes at a time. Thinking back, I spent most of my first screening of PROMETHEUS fantasizing about running that guy down with my car in the parking lot afterwards!

  • June 22, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Great cast

    by Rogue Trooper

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this. With such a strong Scottish cast it seems a little unfair that this is opening in the US before Scotland.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Bit fucking harsh on the kid

    by EpilepticLurcher

    Expected a bit better from you Harry. Didn't read your review after the first 2 paragraphs. First review of yours I didn't finish in over a decade. It's not hard to blank out an upset kid and if the kid did have learning disabilities then your review is truly horrific.

  • He did this all through the movie... at certain points I wondered if he was deliberately blowing his burps at me.

  • Is Harry supposed to not be massively annoyed because the kid might be mentally disabled? This makes it less infuriating somehow? I'm sure Harry's anger was at the mother, as any sane person's would be.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    "emotionally or mentally disabled" my ass!

    by Ted Knight

    That poor kid got a good gander at Harry in all his freakish glory and thought the Devil himself had conjured a creature from the pits of blazes to torment and steal his soul. That or he thought his mother was taking him to Prometheus in which case you could hardly blame the poor child. I had a similar reaction whilst watching Ridley's abomination.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    The same thing happened to me at LASHIN' OF THE CHRIST..

    by BeanGrud

    Some stupid ass biotch drags her 2 and 4 year olds into Passion of the Christ, and they were wailing away within the first 5 minutes. Only they didn't get ushered out. Take it to your local catholic church, dumbass.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    When he stood up after the movie was the capper

    by Autodidact

    He presented me with a view of his half-exposed naked buttocks with pock-marked veiny love handles drooling over the sides. I literally had to restrain myself from kicking him in the ass from my seat... his body would have tumbled and broken so gloriously. It would almost be worth the jail time. I kinda want to time travel back and hurt that guy!

  • June 22, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The problem isn't the kid

    by steele8280

    And it doesn't seem like Harry is blaming him for the screams, but the mother. Yes it's stressful and hard being a parent, I know because I am one, but dragging your screaming child into a movie theatre is not just disrespectful to the audience but I'd say almost mistreating the kid. Seems to me that this was a mother more interested in her own entertainment than making sure her kid was ok. And that makes me fucking pissed too. Harry has annoyed me to bits with his base references and giggles, but this time he is not in the wrong. As far as the intro goes, that is, I haven't read the review, don't want to risk being spoiled.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The screaming child

    by MCS

    Harry, you took the emotion right out of my head. Same thing happened with avengers and I thought I would rip my face off. I don't understand people in movies. SHUT YOUR KID UP. Or make it $50 for a kids ticket so the babysitter decision gets a whole lot easier for these numbnuts

  • either that or a mother who wanted to see the cartoon and couldn't find a sitter for her kid

  • June 22, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe the mother thought the kid would sit still and shut up

    by Autodidact

  • June 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    A crying kid ruined FINDING NEMO for me.

    by Tacom

    Well maybe not ruined, I still enjoyed it but some wussy little boy in the theater started crying right in the beginning when the wife and all the little eggs except Nemo got eaten. Then all through the picture like when the shark shows up. I just kept thinking "Jeez you little pussy, what happens when you actually see something scary?"

  • June 22, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    BAHAHAH jesus

    by Series7

    I've seen so many critics fumble around with the perceived notion of wanting to praise this film but they didn't really like it. They only want to because they don't wanna be the first one to call Pixar out....even though they half heartily did last year with Cars 2: Die Harder, but lets face it most critics pretend Cars is ok to mock. It's funny the excuses people have given for this film, and just like all food in life Harry takes the cake. Also....isn't taking care of shit like that the only thing The Alamo Draft House is suppose to be good for?

  • June 22, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    An annoying kid at a kid

    by derryatlanta

  • June 22, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Fucking no-edits bullshit forum!

    by derryatlanta

    Sort it you nobs!

  • June 22, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    An annoying kid at a kid's movie?

    by derryatlanta

    Really? Wow, that must have been a real shock. Never would have thought that would happen. Wow. You clueless arsehole.

  • June 22, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Harry, recommend 3d or 2d? (the answer is 2d)

    by Simpsonian

    THEY ARE CHARGING YOU EXTRA FOR A DIM PICTURE! THEY PUT A POLARIZING FILTER IN FRONT OF THE PROJECTOR AND THEN YOU WEAR POLARIZING GLASSES! GOD DAMMIT YOU DE-SATURATING THAT BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!

  • June 22, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Apparently the kid wasn't drug enough.

    by barry convex

  • June 22, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    valenni, you retard

    by brightgeist

    Harry expressly DIDN'T BLAME THE CHILD. learn to read! Harry wrote "I can’t be angry at the kid, the kid has problems, the parent should be aware of that."

  • June 22, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    screaming kid in BRAVE = sleepy and sick in INCEPTION

    by zom-bot.com

    Harry's reviews all hinge on whatever mood he comes into them in, or what is happening in the theater that distracts him. I totally understand about the kid bugging you...but there is more to read about that than there is your actual take on the flick.. now what I hate, is when parents just let kids wander to the front of the theater and play and do kung fu and shit amongst the soda run-down and popcorn sludge during a movie. theaters are not babysitters, or nursery schools. even kids movies need some kind of rules.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    and more retarded people here...

    by brightgeist

    ginge_muppet, derryatlanta, epilepticlurcher: if you're all too fucking stupid to read, then why don't you stop posting your bullshit here? Harry said several times that the MOTHER was to blame for dragging a screaming child into a movie theater!

  • Sitting with the public who could give two shits about the film is horrible. Blu-ray adventures for me nowadays.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    there was a loud autistic kid in a store the other day...

    by zom-bot.com

    he kept repeating this odd, loud-breathing, grunting, sighing, weird kind of techno beat of his own making. it was like pantpantpantpantpantpantpantpantpant n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-nuh (exact 4 second pause) NUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! then silence..... then repeat the whole thing. endlessly. while his poor mother shopped for clothes for him. there was no 'tune', it was all one note. and the timing of his delivery never faltered. he looked completely, physically normal. I couldn't help but wonder what was going on in his head. what he was 'singing'..or what mathematical secrets of the universe he knew and understood that he could never explain to us because that part of his brain was damaged or locked.

  • There's something really mean-spirited and aggressive about Harry's rant. I've always suspected his happy geek persona was bullshit. This confirms it. Between this and your weird issues with Toy Story 3, you are one fucked up dude.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    and how about the mother took the kid to the movie because...

    by zom-bot.com

    she hoped that just for a second, something would click in that kid's head and make them happy..or distracted, or occupied away from the problems and misfirings of their brain. so, let's not think 'how dare a mother take a mental kid to a cartoon, knowing it might be loud and beliigerant' but maybe 'how dare you be mad at someone for taking their mental kid out in public at all and hope to make them happy in some small way. to a kid's movie'.

  • This is a dividing line. Either you see nothing wrong with that or you think it's disturbingly hostile. I known EXACTLY what Harry said. No misunderstanding on my part. It's still weird and fucked up. Bottom line.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    BTW Harry, LA LUNA is a play off of 'the little prince'

    by Logan_1973

    That's part of its charm, although I'll give you that homage flew right over a lot of people's heads. However it does have that multi-generational thing going for it, too. Personally i find LA LUNA to be at the very top of all the shorts.

  • - you are 100% wrong. you'll never know with what quiet mixture of shame and strength she had to sit there with that kid..hoping it would quiet, hoping they could make it through the film without getting thrown out, or having food thrown at them, or wondering if she shouldn't just leave it at home every day of it's life. i don't know why, the attitude that the mother doesn't give a shit just irks me. you have no idea.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    another good question: how do you shut up a kid? handicapped or not?

    by zom-bot.com

    do you hit them? pop them? threaten with violence?... or removal of some kind of treat? or maybe the promise of a treat later for good behavior? hold then still and tell them to shut up? plead with them? negotiate? i mean, I don't know- because I don't have any kids. and neither does Harry. so I'm just curious what method he or others would use when the thought crosses a mind that the kid should 'be shut up'?

  • June 22, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    BIGGEST PROBLEM IN CINEMAS ARE PHONES.

    by scotsman75

    SERIOUSLY ,A PERSON CANT SWITCH OFF A FUCKIN PHONE FOR 2 HOURS OF THIER LIFE TO SIT AND WATCH A MOVIE.WE HAVE TO SIT AND LISTEN TO THEM TELLIN THIER FRIENDS THEY ARE IN THE CINEMA,AND FUCKING BEEP BEEP BEEP INCOMING TEXTS EVERY 5 MINITS.SCREAMING KIDS ARE ONE THING,BUT THE PRICKS WITH THE PHONES SHOULD BE FUCKIN THROWN OUT.FUCK MOBILE PHONES.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    The real problem is Pixar films aren't just for kids

    by Logan_1973

    Pixar has painted themselves into the corner of having to meet filmmaking expectations for adults. Yeah the kiddies get into Woody and Buzz and Tow-Mater, but you can't tell me the grown-ups aren't going to Pixar films on their own, too.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    COMMON SENSE

    by scotsman75

    U WOULD THINK COMMON SENSE WOULD KICK IN,WHEN YOUR CHILD STARTS CREAMING IN A CINEMA ,YOU TAKE THEM OUT SIDE AND CALM THEM DOWN.NOT RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    SORRY SCREAMING NOT CREAMING LOL

    by scotsman75

  • June 22, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Babies don't like movies. THEY'RE BABIES!

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Babies like rattling keys and riding in the car, not sitting still in the dark while a Dolby sound system SCREAMS AT THEM. Please, leave your children at home until they're at least old enough to sit still for two hours.

  • June 22, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    EXACTLY DOCTOR

    by scotsman75

  • I'm a creature of habit and have been coming here so long that I haven't really bothered checking out the other sites. I enjoy the talkbacks so I'm interested in other sites with a similar setup. Thanks.

  • Ummmm, it's called a "toddler" and they tend to do this. Sometimes they do it without any provocation. If you plan on having kids, consider this your formal warning.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    No Respect

    by Ryan30

    I've read a few articles on this site about the ignorant, self centered people in theatres who can't be quiet and show respect for others, but this is the first time I've seen some people here defend the obnoxious party. I was particularly appalled by the comment from Zombot. Yes, children whether they are mentally disabled or not, deserve to go out in public and have fun, but there is never, and I repeat, never a reason to disturb a theatre full of people who paid $10-15 for a ticket with the type of bullshit that Harry described. Anyone who thinks that behaviour was ok is saying that kid and his selfish mother is the most important person in the theatre and they have the right to ruin other people's night and waste their money. That is unacceptable under any circumstances and more and more people can't get a clue. If more audience members would speak up in the theatre then this crap would start to decrease rather than increase. It seems the ignorant are far outweighing the respectful in these politically correct times and it's a joke. I live in Canada and I hear the US theatres are twice as bad.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Who would've thought

    by GhostDad

    That there would be a CHILD at a movie that's FUCKING AIMED AT CHILDREN! That's why there are screenings after 8pm what the fuck did you expect?

  • i guess this line of thinking should be kept in the lobby or the mcdonald's playland. i was defending the possibility of another side to the story- another side to the story Harry gave. that was all.

  • ..and then makes the issues that wee ALL deal with every time we go into something that effects his critical opinion of the movie. this isn't the first review where this happens... the muppet movie, inception, just to name the last two that stuck out to me.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    It's a kid's movie...what did you expect?

    by WizardandGlass

    Look, I hate screaming kids in theaters just as much as the next person...but if I go to see an animated Disney movie, I'm gonna expect to be surrounded by loud kids. Seriously, Harry...its not like you were at a showing of Prometheus thinking "how could they bring a screaming child into THIS movie!!". ITS A DISNEY MOVIE FOR CHRISSAKES!! Now, I should mention that I have a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy...and if they ever pulled that shit on the way INTO the theater, I'd tell them we're not taking one more step until they zip it. I'm not gonna ruin other people's experience because I refuse to discipline my kids. HOWEVER...I refuse to make that demand of every other parent. I'm lucky enough to have two very well-behaved, completely healthy kids. Because, frankly, there's a lot of decent parents out there with just really shitty kids; or decent kids who never had a chance cause their parents are assholes; or autistic kids who REALLY want to see the new Disney movie but can't help having an outburst in the theater. Whatever the reason, my point is that you never go into a Disney movie expecting a quiet theater...or that everyone there is gonna have the same movie etiquette as you or I.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I THINK A LOT OF YOU ARE MISSNG THE POINT...

    by scotsman75

    READ IT AGAIN,THE WOMAN DRAGGED THE KID IN SCREAMING.NO ONE IN THERE RIGHT MIND WOULD DRAG A KID INTO A MOVIE WHILE THEY ARE SCREAMING AT FULL VOLUME.AND IF A KID STARTS SCREAMING AT FULL VOLUME THEN TAKE THEM OUTSIDE AND CALM THEM DOWN,THEN GO BACK IN,SO IT DOESNT RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE.ITS BASIC COMMON SENSE.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I WASNT GIVING U ADVICE

    by scotsman75

  • June 22, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    but, so is your caps key stuck down with crumbs or something?

    by zom-bot.com

  • June 22, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    NO, I CHOOSE TO TYPE IN CAPS

    by scotsman75

  • June 22, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Can someone reveal the plot twist so I can get on with my life?

    by Michael Edwards

    I don't care about seeing the movie. I'm just sick of all the all comments on here that skip around it.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    IF IT BOTHERS YOU,THEN DONT READ IT.

    by scotsman75

  • June 22, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    This is an amazing looking film.

    by tyler_turden

    Sorry about the wild sprog, Harry. This film is pretty good, it doesn't gel like other Pixar films. My take http://thecrat.com/movie-reviews/brave-review-by-adam/

  • June 22, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    no prob, i get it- it's your character.

    by zom-bot.com

    just like when people go CHOPPED.

  • to always play devil's advocate or disagree with what he says. he's not just the founder but he's also the punching bag of the site, unfortunately. it's not out of spite...it's just that his reviews of a movie are nearly always tainted, tinged or flavored with his in-theater or life experiences first and foremost. it's a personal style, to be sure. but would, say Ebert or any other 'respectable' critic write up a final review half-based on a screaming kid, or his own experiences growing up playing with a certain toy or cartoon? no. he'd probably screen the movie again with a refreshed mind before he wrote his review. then maybe he'd write an article about the rudeness of modern moviegoers and horrible parents. but they wouldn't be the same article.

  • June 22, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    zombot, can you recommend any other site?

    by P

  • June 22, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    don't know if my posts are getting eaten or blocked..

    by zom-bot.com

    or if my last reply got posted like 5 times. things are acting wonky. maybe i'm getting banned.

  • June 22, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    let me try again...

    by zom-bot.com

    because maybe typing websites set off some kind of block? anyway, i stopped going to nukethefridge a long time ago after the creator died. comingsoon dot net is okay..but no one has the kind of lengthy talkbacks this place does- even if they are horribly formatted and uneditable. maybe it's time someone (like you) start one so we can start phasing out this one?

  • June 22, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    zombot, thanks. I will check out comingsoon

    by P

  • June 22, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    And people WITHOUT kids are supposed to be selfish...

    by rockhpi

    Yet parents are the ones who don't give a damn if their screaming kid ruins a movie for a whole theater or a meal for a whole restaurant. If I'm sick and need to constantly blow my nose or vomit, I decide "Perhaps I should watch a movie at home today" or "Maybe I'll get drive thru" because no one needs to be exposed to my noises, smells, and germs in a theater or restaurant. That's known as being considerate of others. If you've got a screaming kid that can't or won't behave it's for you to deal with, not 200 other people. But some parents have the attitude that they deserve special treatment because their job is so hard. Well, you signed up for it and no one made it a secret that sacrificing your own needs was part of the bargain. No one owes you a day at the movies, snowflake. You chose to be a parent, now handle the consequences - you get to watch DVDs for a few years unless you pay a babysitter or teach your kid to behave in public.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    doctor_strangepork

    by gotilk

    You win the talkback. Great post.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    zombot...

    by gotilk

    If you use quotation marks, the post is cut off right before the first mark and everything else after is cut off as well. Yet, somehow, some people can use quotes. It's bizarre. But the quotes bug has been a problem for most users for years now. I tried Chrome, Firefox, Zune Browser, Opera, old Seamonkey. Bug was still there. Multiple computers as well, but that was pointless in a way because so many other people have noticed the problem. It's widespread. Give it a try. Type something. Then type a line in quotes. Then type another without. That first line will be all that shows.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    What are you, Pauline Kael?

    by MikeTheSpike

    Just review the fucking film. Forget the goddamn kid and all the nonsense surrounding that. Jesus.

  • This is the first line. "This is the second." This is the third.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Oh crap....

    by gotilk

    It worked for me.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    "How about this?"

    by gotilk

    Does this work? "Hmmm". Interesting. Maybe they fixed it.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I'd also like to add...

    by MikeTheSpike

    This review just underlines an important point about this site: 99% of the people are coming here for genre film news, *not* your moronic reviews. It's harsh and I'm sorry, but there it is. Nobody cares about what you ate for breakfast, or the completely niche and heretofore unknown thing you saw at the age of 4 on 8mm that supposedly made you the man you are today. Nobody gives a shit about that. Just give us the Avengers 2 rumours, spare us the bullshit personal tales in your reviews, and we'll move on.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Hey, Zombot.

    by MikeTheSpike

    You're right about everything, I'd like to point out. I can imagine being the parent of a screaming kid isn't exactly as straightforward as childless manchildren online would like to think.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I call BS...

    by Scott Shill

    Anyone who claims Harry only had ill feelings toward the mother is full of crap. He CLEARLY had bad feelings toward that kid. Two words tell the whole story. "Noisy Larva". To him this kid was just an annoying bug. He dehumanized the child into a pest. Yoko may be right. The child may be autistic for all we know and normally calms down or behaves better. Taking a child like that outside of his/her comfort zone is often necessary to make progress. Not that it matters though since the child is something to be squashed. I've been reading this site for well over a decade now and, honestly, this is the worst thing I've ever read from Harry. Say what you want to about adults...leave kids alone! There is a line there that you shouldn't cross. I'll probably get flamed for this but I'll say it anyway. MOVIES ARE NOT THAT EFFIN' IMPORTANT!!!! I love them but not enough to act like that.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    As a Father of a Child...

    by Todd1700

    of 5 I can't tell that nothing Harry said offends me. My little guy is pretty well behaved but if for some reason he was throwing a fit and screaming I would never drag him into a movie theater and force other people to listen to it. And if he started misbehaving during the movie I would take him out to the lobby long before anyone else had time to complain. As someone else mentioned it's a matter of having some respect for the people around you.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Should have read "I can tell you...."

    by Todd1700

    Dang talkback with no edit option.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Feel for you Harry; I would have been out of my fucking mind

    by Simpsonian

    and that's why I hardly ever go to the theater any more.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    There should be a headphone option in every cinema (except IMAX)

    by Tristan

    ...to block out all the soft drink slurping, popcorn chewing, mewling, chattering mouth breathers. But the sound in IMAX is so awesome and loud it often drowns audience noise.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Pixar needs to diversify. Create some non-G/PG

    by throatwarbler_mangrove

    stuff.

  • June 23, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Going to a late screening doesn't help. People bring

    by throatwarbler_mangrove

    kids to those, as well. You have to wait a few weeks in, and go early on a Tuesday. But it is still a crapshoot.

  • It seems like every movie, you review, you have something go wrong. You are either suffering from sleep deprivation or a little kid is crying or some other fucked up thing happens..very odd.

  • June 23, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Harry, don't you mean Glen Keane's work on Fox and the Hound.

    by BirdieNumNum

    Sure Tim may have been around at that time and worked on the film. But that bear was pure Keane. Fuck the little brat!

  • June 23, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    wow

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    so you think the kid was retarded and your mad he spoiled your trip to the movies you get to make 30 times a month?. Holy fuck, first world problems?????

  • June 23, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    1,2 Harry's comin for you..

    by paul burnett

    If i saw you rolling around in the gloom of a cinema i'd have a screaming fit as well. You just gave some poor kid some kind of Jacobs Ladder experience withyou sat there covered in cheese dust, playing with your glow in the dark GL ring. Maybe Yoko should take the bag of her head an stick it over yours when you trundle out in public. You really need to run this shit by someone before you post it, i imagine aicn staffers are shaking their head at your output. Thats me, i'm done.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Even if it's a kid's movie, parents should keep their fucking kids in check

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I don't care if the movie's rated G, parents should (gently) enforce a "no talking" policy. It's like the "indoor voice" doesn't even exist anymore...if a kid has a question about the movie (as all five-year-olds inevitably do), he'll just babble it out at top volume, and the parent(s) will just sit there and not do jack shit, usually answering back at top volume. I love animated films, and think it's a shame that they're ghettoized as strictly a medium for children in this country, as I have to subject myself to a room full of unruly, shrieking/crying/babbling children every time I want to see the latest Pixar film (as well as subject myself to a boatload of OBNOXIOUS kiddie-movie trailers). Hint for parents: if your kid can't go to the bathroom by themselves or has to sit in your lap the entire film, they're too young to get anything of merit out of the theater experience. Fuck, the first movie I can vaguely remember seeing in theaters at the age of five was Empire Strikes Back, and I don't remember ANYTHING about that, except the "worms: coming out of the Tauntaun's stomach when Han slices it's belly open with Luke's lightsaber. You can't follow even a simple narrative when you're five, and add in a pitch-black room filled with strangers and surrounded by ear-shattering surround sound and it's no wonder so many kids are terrified at today's "family" films. If I had my way, no kid would be allowed into a movie theater until they turned eight or so.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Harry's anger is justified.

    by pr0g2west

    Even IF the screaming kid had some sort of disability, then it's up to the parent to know better than to bring the kid in a movie theater. If he's being a brat and screaming, he probably doesn't want to see the movie in the first place. No, more than likely, it was the mother just being a cunty mother. Overlooking the childs true needs and knowingly disrupting the movie experience of 300 paying customers.

  • June 23, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Pixar

    by master_of_realty

    Brave sucked, especially for a Pixar movie. It's no better than Cars 2. La Luna is more worthy of admission price.

  • June 23, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Harry you fucking ginger CUNT!

    by cool_britannia79

    How fucking DARE you use that language about a mother or her child?! It's a kids film, I'm guessing you were in a daytime showing, kids make noise. Just fucking DEAL with it you inhuman fuck. You wanted to scream at the mother of a kid who may be disabled or retarded? Fucking really?!? Don't you think we all should show a little understanding and not almost rage out at some trivial shit like a kid making noise in a kids movie? Honestly, I take all your nonsensical illiterate nonsense on here with a pinch of salt, and your reviews are absolutely fucking worthless, but this went beyond the boundaries of you being a poor critic and journalist and just highlighted that YOU ARE A MASSIVE CUNT! You, who cannot wipe your own ass, who can barely walk, who did all that to himself, DARE to judge another?! Fuck you very much. Cunt.

  • June 23, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of the time...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...I went to see Saving Private Ryan on opening night. Sold out show...not an empty seat to be had. Everything was all right for a moment and then, as the previews ended and the movie began, this lady sitting in front of me farts. I mean a greasy, Taco Bell Chilito fart. Then, she begins to basically shit her pants every 5 minutes. Eye-watering sewage type of stuff that you'd usually find near closing time down at the local Bowl-A-Rama. I made it as far as the sniper in the tower scene and I had to leave. The theater manager was cool and comped me the next showing.

  • you can take that at face value or not. me, i'm quite aware Harry is prone to exaggeration and hyperbole.

  • June 23, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Wow Harry....

    by benlinus

    As the father of a precious 9 year old daughter, let me say, on behalf of all fathers who visit this site... WHAT A COMPLETE ASSHOLE YOU ARE!!!

  • June 23, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Bringing your fucking little kid to a movie theater is like...

    by Andrew Quinsatt

    Bringing a ticking time bomb that's about to go off!!!!! Don't bring that shit unless you can diffuse it before going...

  • June 23, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Harry is right...NO screaming kids in theatres. please...

    by Token

    Okay, Harry's way of putting it is a little intemperate, but really...the level of decorum and simple common sense about sharing a movie has gone down to about zero. My first IMAX viewing of Batman Begins was seriously messed up when a lone dad brought about 8 pre-teen kids into the row behind me. The kids talked, kicked seat-backs, spilled drinks and popcorn, changed seats time and again. It was nuts. I should have complained and asked for my money back...but I REALLY wanted to see that movie. I think there should be 'adults only' showings of so-called kid's movies, FOR ADULTS ONLY. Make it the last showing of the night...admit only 18 Y.O. plus. Not that it will be a guarantee of good behavior mind you...

  • June 23, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Crying kid at a kids movie doesn't bother me as much as

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    the lady who brought a whole row of 8 and 9 year olds to a 10:30 screening of Kill Bill Vol 1. What the fuck is that? Good parenting.

  • How could you really describe your brain being surgically removed like Underworld 2?

  • June 23, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I agree with senatorjeffersonsmith

    by Paul

    It really pisses me off when I go to a PG-13 movie and see stupid parents bringing their 7 year olds no matter how well behaved they are.

  • I dare you do check out a movie at a more urban location and then see if you have the balls to publicly complain about people in the audience talking during the show. Sure, you can handle taking on a mom and her likely handicapped child, but can you criticize fully functional, adult African Americans? You know they bother you when you're trying to watch Madea's Next Adventure. Just admit you're a racist too.

  • June 23, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I would follow the bitch home, break out my megaphone

    by Dr Gregory House

    and read War and Peace while she tries to watch Sex in the City or Desperate Housewives or whatever stupid shit cunnies watch these days.

  • June 23, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    sorry, but I liked it, actually Im not sorry

    by millermeusa

  • Even then, a good cinema experience is getting harder to find these days. Went to see Prometheus at the Inwood Theater in Dallas, a great cinema, the main screening they have reclining couches, oversized bean bags, you can drink beer, its all good. But even at that screening some fucking teenagers came in and talked and laughed all the way through it. It's hard to enjoy the movie when all you're doing is thinking of ways to rip out their fucking throats.

  • Real brave.

  • I mean, what the fuck? The entire concept of going to see a movie is to sit in silence. To take a screaming nightmare with you is downright criminal. Take that monster to Chuckie Cheese or something but not a fucking place where it is absolutely part of the deal to sit in silence. Calling this adult 'brave' makes me gag. She's a stupid fucking asshole and deserves to be called out as one.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    harry_the _pedo: U MAD BRO?

    by Tristan

  • June 23, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Kids that won't shut up...

    by UltimaRex

    First time was TDK. Fair play to the parents, they were trying up keep their brood quiet as they managed to be louder than the adverts, then the trailers... Then the blue flames went up and they immediately shut up. Thank you Nolan. Second was Paranormal Activity 2 (I liked the first one...). Half (half!) the audience were teenagers (UK teenagers who call everyone "blud") who gave a running commentary over the entire movie. One girl was so loud the OTHERS were trying to shut her up. Oddly enough, PA2 was the only movie I ever went to where those shenanigans actually ADDED to the movie. So all in all, I'm having a good run in avoiding wanting to brain someone in a cinema...

  • Banned again, I know. But fuck you.

  • Geezuz!

  • June 23, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Other than that, I thought Prometheus was a delightful film!

    by bat725

  • June 23, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    If someone opened a 21 and over only theater I'd pay extra to go...

    by conspiracy

    Booze served, ejections for phone use, and nobody under 21...fucking paradise.

  • ...are fucking stupid. Now, I'm going to let my kids behave EXTRA bad at the theater, just for you cocksuckers.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck everyone defending the Mom and the Kid

    by menacingphantom

    You might have been able to muster some kind of argument prior to the widespread availability of, you know, VCRs & DVDs, but now you've got nothing. Someone actually said above "what was she supposed to do, somehow rmove the kid from the theater" ad if that's hard to even imagine. We're trying to have a society here. Yes that's exactly what she should have fucking done. Remove the kid.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    People have become entitled and self inmportant...

    by conspiracy

    even worse, we've created a society that coddles children and places them on some kind of untouchable pedestal hat the entire community is supposed to worship and excuse. This extends from the Theater where Noisy kids are not ejected, with the excuse being "they are JUST kids we should be tolerant", all the way to the schools where predatory packs of brats prey upon even the teachers...secure that the laws and society have made them almost untouchable even in the face of horrendous behavior. If you are in education you know what I mean...just TRY disciplining a kid these days and watch the counselors, parents and lawyers foam at the mouth. Society is in decline...people have zero respect for anyone, not even themselves, we are base, vulgar, rude, violent, teach our kids they are the most important wonderful beings in the universe and either laud this behavior as progressive or excuse it as just the way things are and sit there and take it silently because we don't want the weight of the world crashing down on us for not being "Tolerant". Fuck tolerance...they should have given her th money back, and ejected her and her brat, impaired or not, right out the fucking back door.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    And fuck this site for not having an edit function too...^

    by conspiracy

  • June 23, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Please drag Zombot out of the talkback

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    he's just screaming and babbling and there are no coherent words. (Just kidding Zombot.) But yes, filthy breeders inflicting their grotesque offspring on the rest of the world make me sick.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Loving reading about people's nightmare theater experiences though

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    autodidact's tale is especially vivid and disturbing

  • He did it here, on HIS website. I'm not trying to kiss the guys ass, but come on. Don't tell me you people have ever sat in a theater with a screaming, obnoxious kid and you didn't want to take it out behind a shed and beat it with a garden hose. If you say you haven't, you're fucking lying. Nobody except Jesus Christ and Gandhi are that patient, and even then I bet Gandhi would tell the kid to shut the fuck up if it went on for another fifteen minutes. There isn't anything mentally disturbed or borderline about Harry's comments. Maybe if he said he wanted to rape the kid and then eat it, but he didn't. He called the women a dumb fucking cunt for bringing her kid into the theater. If it were a parent who knew what she were doing she could control her kid, and if the kid had mental problems the parent should've known better, but chances are it was just some bitch who could give a fuck all about other people and their lives, who doesn't care about raising a respectful child, and hopes the theater screen will babysit it for a few minutes. Our theater won't allow children under the age of sixteen in unless they have an adult, if they're by themselves then all the kids are segregated into their own theater. They should do the same with crying babies, have a crying room like they have in some churches where all the little kids can howl and the parents can wonder why the fuck they didn't wear a condom. We shouldn't have to suffer from their poor choices.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    @daddylonghead

    by Chris

    One of the worst experiences I ever had was when I saw the Marvel Movie Marathon. There was a guy sitting next to me who would giggle before every joke in a Marvel movie, he'd seen them so much he knew when one was coming. He'd breathe through his mouth like he was a serial killer, stalking his prey. Then when The Avengers came on, he giggled madly at every NEW joke like someone locked in a padded cell would giggle at whatever fucked up thoughts they were having. In between the heavy breathing and insane giggling he made a point of using his cell phone to text people, I imagine he was setting up times to meet and kill unsuspecting teenagers, or something. Not as bad as a screaming baby, but really distracting... and disturbing.

  • June 23, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Excuses. Sorry Harry I don't buy it this time.

    by adeceasedfan

    You do this thing sometimes when you don't like a movie that you think you should like. You try your damnedest to blame other circumstances, but in your heart of hearts you just don't think it's that good. It's classic denial. If your experience was truly bad, you should review the second viewing. It was the movie wasn't it?

  • June 23, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Harry explicitly blamed the mother! Does no one read?

    by phathands

    Read before flaming. Everyone wants to get pissed off about something And regardless of whether the kid has development problems or not, get him the fuck out. If he actually does have problems, that's probably a good reason to NOT bring him to the theater to begin with. Even for a kids movie, you think the other kids don't care that someone is screaming? Most of them don't care for the wailing, either.

  • June 23, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Just go with your Rage Harry

    by brobdingnag

    I have blown up at many fuckwitted movie goers with no self respect, let alone respect for anyone else. I felt great after each time. Occasionally I have been applauded.

  • If the seat kicking becomes excessive (you have to allow for once accidental kick or scuff every 20 minutes or so), just start standing up every time they kick your seat. Someone was kicking my seat pretty much constantly during 21 Jump Street so I just started standing up each time he did it. At first I'd just get up and down real quick without looking at him. By the fifth time (only a few minutes into the routine, they were kicking my chair constantly back there) I would turn and look at them for a while. Not menacingly, not dramatically. Just stand up, turn halfway around and look at them and then at the back of my seat. They stopped.

  • Especially when they do it before the movie even starts, effectively blocking you from taking the seats in front of them. Of course, in some sense it's a useful filter because if they're obnoxious enough to put their feet up where other people put their head, they probably talk and text and fucking absent-mindedley scrabble their hands around in their candy bags.

  • Not your all-time record, but a decidedly good showing nonetheless.

  • June 23, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    valenni

    by The Cheese Grommitt

    He did blame the mother and not the kid. Did you read the same article I did?!? As far as raising kids being stressful? Well you made your bed now sleep in it and don't inflict your bad decisions on those of us who did not want that stress. Why do parents want to share their misery?

  • June 23, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    by bat725

    by The Cheese Grommitt

    ooooooooooooor parents can stop treating movies as daycare centers. Keep your spawn to yourselves, we don't wish you to share your bundles of joy.

  • June 23, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    bat725

    by The Cheese Grommitt

    If You're at my theater I'll beat you about the head and face WITH your stupid spawn! It's not a kids movie it's a movie that all SHOULD enjoy. You entitled fuck-tard!

  • June 23, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    valenni

    by NightArrows

    So it's stressful being a parent? No shit. That doesn't warrant bringing a child into a situation that the child clearly can't handle. Stay the fuck home, or better yet, go to a drive in. Just because its a kids movie doesn't mean parenting can stop. Of course the woman sounds like a fucking idiot, so I'm sure it will be inherited behavior.

  • June 23, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    @autodialect

    by Hyphin

    I truly am sorry for your experience. But I laughed like a fucking moron at the silent burps. I imagine the most annoying person on Earth sitting next to you.

  • First, when you are caring for a child with special needs, be it autism or mental retardation or whatever, you as a caretaker need to be aware of the needs of your child, first and foremost. It doesn't matter if you have paid your way into the theater and want to get your money's worth, if the child loses control, you have to remove him to a place where he can regain control, even if that means going home and not seeing a film. You owe it to your child, to yourself and to those around you to help him through his issue in a suitable environment. A theater on opening weekend is NOT the place for that. Second, and more importantly, I don't appreciate Harry's tone when it comes to the mother/caretaker or her child. Yes, it is annoying as all hell when a parent brings a child into a theater like that. But who are you to pass judgement on her OR the child? How do you know the kid wasn't just being an asshole because he wanted to see Madagascar instead? How do you know if mom was poor as hell and can't afford to plop her ass in a theater as often as you so she saved up and this was her one chance to do something fun for her special needs child? The money was already spent, why not try to see if the film can calm him down after a few minutes? There could have been a hundred reasons why that woman made the decision to "drag" the child in there. But you automatically resort to calling her an "F'N C*NT" because you were a little pissy during a cartoon. Take a minute to look at your own life and think of how many people may be annoyed at your handicap at times. Would you want them calling your wife an F'N C*NT because she took you out in public? Think about it before you start calling the kettle black...

  • June 23, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    brody bruce

    by The Cheese Grommitt

    Half your post is correct the other half not so much. The specifics of the mothers situation do not matter. Her actions inflicted her reality on to others who also paid good hard earned money for the film. As you stated she should have removed herself and her child to the appropriate venue. Simple as that! All the noise and blah blah blah about what the reason may be, is just that, noise. Finally I have never gotten the impression that Harry has caused any inconvenience to those around him with his handy cap.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    not prudently written there

    by JRKerr

    you need some risk management dude. indicting a child for childlike behavior at a child's film... aren't you supposed to be buddy buddy with pixar dudes well enough to get private screenings? I don't think you thought through how much you confess in that review. You have a responsibility to be politically correct about stuff like this man. Sorry. Better luck next time.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Brody Bruce

    by NightArrows

    Sorry, Harry can pass judgement, as can ANYONE who pays their way into a situation that is expected to be a certain way, and has that situation ruined by fucking stupidity. You are wrong, as is anyone who defends the woman and her fucking inability to see that her child is a disturbance to those around her. It may just be a cartoon, but it's just another example showing the total lack of social etiquette people have these days. And bat725...fuck you and your little bullshit remark about letting your kids act up.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    People like bat725 should be spayed and neutered

    by NightArrows

  • June 23, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    brodie bruce..a voice of sanity

    by paul burnett

    In amongst all the shite postings, brodie has pointed out a stark fact. None of us know the mothers cicumstances, so like the decent thing to do is give her a break cos you just dont know. Some of you people are nearly bigger cunts than the fat piece of shit on wheels that writes this drivel..i guess any occurence that shakes your belief that YOU are the centre of the universe has to be wrong. Fuck you

  • June 23, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    kids and movies

    by Heartland

    We waited till our 4 year old could sit through a whole movie on netflix before we took her to her first movie Tangled. Spent time telling her that it was quiet time at the movies to let other children hear the movie. We also have a 6 year old autistic child that we sometimes just need to take out of the movie if shes not having a good day. But you can see it coming. Thats why we go to the second run house in the middle of the day. They were mesmerized by The Secret World of Arrietty. Some kids need the quiet films. Some can't handle the action in Dolby Surround. But you need to know your kid. I do agree with Harry, there are so many people who have no manners at the movies anymore. Does it really suprise anyone on the talkback that there are parents who don't parent anymore? Who don't try to settle down their kid. I've had to take the 6 year old out of several movies and gotten money back or a voucher because It's rotten gor everyone. That said, I hope to see the movie in four or five weeks.

  • June 23, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    One trick for really loud people... requires use of phone though

    by Autodidact

    Record them for a while then play it back full volume.

  • June 23, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I HAVE THREE KIDS...

    by Red_Right_Return

    I took them to the movies when they were around 6 or so. If one of them got bored or loud, I left immediately. The problem with people these days is that they don't give a SHIT about other people. ME ME ME is all people think now. I love kids. I'm a great dad. My kids are all grown up now and are A students. One of them is a junior in college. My kids will have kids some day and they respect other people. At least I know I did my job. Fuck all the rest of these people who are selfish pricks. P.S. Stop being fucking politically correct and understand that this is just plain common sense consideration for the people around you.

  • June 23, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    evilsmokemonster, some theaters actually DO have a "crying baby room"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The local theater I frequent has a poster advertising "baby-friendly" showings of Mom Movies like those Nicholas Sparks movies, where parents can "enjoy the latest films in a baby-friendly environment". A great idea, but sadly parents will drag their kids into ANY movie they want to see regardless or rating or common sense. I remember hearing some TODDLER babbling behind me during I Am Legend. He mostly kept quiet, but one moment was totally ruined when Will Smith was in the video store and quietly asking the mannequins he had set up for companionship, "Please talk to me. Please talk to me...", and in that quietly touching moment of desperate lonliness, I hear the kid behind me pipe up with "HEH-wow! (hello, for those who don't speak toddler-babble). Fucking pissed me off, and the kid should NOT have been in that scary PG-13 movie. Too many parents only notice the PG part of the rating, and totally ignore the 13 at the end.

  • You paid $10-18 to go see a movie. You paid for gas to get there. Parking was a hassle. Maybe you paid for parking. Maybe you brought snacks with your, or maybe you bought some there, either way, you spent more time and money doing that. You find your seat, get settled and get excited to share the experience of getting lost in a movie with an audience... <p> Then, an adult starts talking, or worse, screaming loudly and continually. For five minutes, ten minutes, more. The person they are with the fidgets around and talks to them, trying to get them to stop, thereby making more of a distraction. <p> What would you do? Would you sit there comfortably ignoring it like it doesn't matter? No, you wouldn't. <p> So then please explain to me why it is that I should have to suck it up and deal with that bullshit because YOU decided to have a kid AND bring it to a movie theater? Get a baby sitter or leave the theater if your kid can't hang. It's a very simple concept.

  • June 23, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    The movie...

    by KevinMuller

    I thought the movie was a bit flawed but still enjoyed it. I was saying to my friend they should have released this on Mother's Day Weekend. The only thing that bugged me is how tacked on the bear subplot felt. It was perfect for the first 45 minutes. The visuals, especially her hair, were perfect. The voice acting was also very well done. Macdonald's Irish accent didn't get annoying at anytime and you felt the passion and rebellion in her voice. She created a very strong female character.

  • June 23, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I went to see Brave and loved it!

    by Paul

    In my opinion (which I know doesn't amount to much) it was the best Pixar movie yet.

  • June 24, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    dioxholsters_cenotaph

    by Rupee88

    lol....I don't totally agree with that comment but there is some truth to it. These people choose to have kids and then complain about it. They chose that lifestyle.

  • June 24, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by Rupee88

    Yes I said this above but Harry does this all the time. He thought Inception sucked but he didn't want to say it so he blamed it on being sleepy. He probably thought Brave sucked but he doesn't want to say it so he blames some crying kid (which he could have made up). He probably doesn't want to anger people that he could come across in the future..guests on his little youtube show or somewhere else. But it makes his reviews very insincere sounding...always trying to "spin" things.

  • June 24, 2012, 2:03 a.m. CST

    my wife and i just got home from watching it. LOVED IT!!

    by antonphd

    anyone complaining about this movie is a jackass, period

  • June 24, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST

    you went to a chilren's movie and are annoyed by children?!

    by v3rlon

    Sorry Harry, but children sometimes do things like this. YOU sometimes did things like this when you were a child (even if your parents do not mention it now). This is a movie made to apeal to children, marketed to children, and attracting children. That adults happen to enjoy it also is just something to help you endure watching 627 times when it comes out on DVD. Convince Pixar or your favorite theatre not to admit children and catch it there if you do not like it. Start your own drive in. It has been a long time since those were in style, but it would certainly solve that problem. Just make it an IMAX drive in. Kids get excited and sometimes talk during a movie (some adults also). For you to go off on a child like that makes it sound like said child is more mature than you. If said child was learning disabled, autistic, or otherwise impaired, then even worse for you. You have no idea of the circumstances that child or that mother were going through or why the mother chose to remain in the theater as long as she did. Maybe you should have asked her before calling her a f*cking C*nt on a site that is supposed to be about cool news, not your rant on someone for damaging your movie experience.

  • June 24, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Pixar is stuck in a rut

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Not in terms of box office...they've built enough goodwill with the public that they could release 10 more mediocre films and they would all make big bucks. But in terms of the movies themselves...where has the magic gone? First Cars 2, now this. <BR><BR> I wanted sooooo much for Brave to be a return to form after Cars 2. But, at least for me, this movie was another miss. This movie felt like it was brought to you by the people that brought you Cars 2....it didn't feel like a movie that's brought to you by the people that brought you Toy Story. <BR><BR> The movie doesn't suck...it's just not Pixar. If you put the Dreamworks or Sony Animation logo above the poster for Brave, it would fit just fine. It has a "that's it??" quality to it that starts as soon as the mom eats the cake. There's no substance...no heart...Merida and her mom escape the castle, then go back in, then are chased back out, and that's the end of the movie! The most warmth the movie has is when Merida was still a little kid...maybe she should have stayed that instead of being a teenager or whatever...there was more charm in the beginning of the movie. <BR><BR> This is also another one of those movies where all the women are intelligent, and all the men are borderline mentally handicapped. Mulan was a girl power movie, but it didn't need to make all the guys look like imbeciles in order to make the girl look good. I see that as a shortcut.

  • June 24, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    A kids movie, what do you expect?

    by oldnik

    First of all, for all those numbnuts who only think of themselves, whining on forums about screaming kids..... IF you don't like it .. a) go tell the manager ! the threat from a manager may scare the kid into shutting up, believe me, it works b) ask if there's anything you can do to help, maybe if you shared some of you massive amounts of candy you've brought with you, it may just be the thing to help!! maybe the mothers a having really bad day as well? as someone with a 3 year old, I can say that all 2-3 yearolds (or most) go thru a stage of having tantrums, when your in a public place and your kid, who was 5 mins ago an angel turns in satan spawn, for no apparent reason it can be very stressful, everyone is judging you, tutt-tutting at you, (and these people are usually the ones who don't have kids by the way) secondly, it's a kids movie! there's going to be some kid who's going to be screaming or crying! If the sound of a child incenses you so much, go to a late screening when the little darlings are tucked up in bed. I've had to ask adults countless times to shut the f**k up, but I don't come on here whining about it, and usually, it's some nerd either telling his fellow nerd all about the film and how it relates to the comic etc.... F**king nerds, who takes them to cinema anyway? aren't they best left at home with an Avengers DVD and a box of kleenex?

  • June 24, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Kids in movie theater does NOT automatically mean annoying loud noise.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That is the (imo) incorrect connection many posters here are making. Whether its a G movie or a R movie, a moviegoer is reasonable to expect a pleasant experience watching the movie, void of excessive screaming from other audience members. <BR><BR> IMO the mom dragging her kid screaming at full volume into a packed opening night movie theater is indefensible, and I cannot believe people would defend it. If you had a kid kicking and screaming at full volume, would you drag the kid into a room full of people trying to watch a movie? WTF?? <BR><BR> My friend's kids are super well behaved. They sit there and watch the movie quietly, and when my friend goes to use the restroom or something, they know to stay in their seats and behave. Yes, you CAN expect that from kids. And if, for whatever reason, they are throwing a fit, you do NOT bring them into the theater room. Period. <BR><BR> And what about those idiot parents who...when the baby starts crying full volume, they leave the seating area with the baby, but yet STAY IN THE ROOM standing on the side because they still want to watch the movie.....and everyone can still hear the screaming baby full volume.

  • June 24, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    @ Brody Bruce Well said sir!

    by oldnik

    It's tough enough having a kid (I know, I know, it's our choice to have them etc... but that's the reason we're here folks, believe it or not) without some selfish C*NT passing judgment on us parents As someone who used to go to the cinema religiously over the years, I've slowly retreated from going because of the rise in selfishness of other patrons, other patrons who 90% of the time are adults, or teenagers, who insist on a) talking through the film b) using mobiles c) throwing popcorn d) all of the above at the same time And everytime, I've politely asked them to please be quiet, usually they oblige, if they don't I have to resort to getting up and resorting to expletives. Please note, these are adults, or at the very least, know that what they are doing is wrong and will piss off other people but still do it anyway! a kid doesn't yet have that logic! don't pick on kids, YOU F**king bully!! we were all kids once, maybe you were that screaming kid once and this is Karma come back to bite you on your ass? I don't get to go to the cinema much thesedays apart from the odd midnight screening of Prometheus ( no screaming kids, just nerds babbling!) because I don't want my child disturbing other people, god know I want to take him more, but 2 hrs is just too long for a 3 yr old to sit quietly, it's attitudes like this that stop some parents taking their kids, don't stigmatize parents, and their kids, you run a site that promotes kids movies, animation, kids toys etc... don't be a hypocrite, grow up.

  • Remember around 2000 when you couldn't get through a screening without some jackass putting a red dot on "funny" parts of the picture?

  • You know these guys... every time something they recognize from the source material comes on screen they talk out loud about it with their viewing companion. Craziest example of late is from CAPTAIN AMERICA last summer. Two friends or brothers sitting behind me and one guy felt the need to identify and explain everything that appeared in the movie. I would have changed seats if I were there alone, but I was with someone and didn't want to screw with their experience. Ironically that person then screwed up the last 20 minutes of the film for me by going to the bathroom and not coming back to their seat.

  • June 24, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Someone brought a child to a G-rated film! Rabble rabble rabble!

    by YourMomsBox3D

    See the cartoon at 10 PM if you've got such a hard-on for it, grown ups. To expect kids to not act like kids is asinine, especially when YOU CHOOSE to see a film in the theater that is aimed at them. It's like going to Chuck E Cheese for lunch and pitching a fit that kids keep bumping into your table while you're trying to eat.

  • June 24, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Going to the movies..

    by theeternalhipster

    Harry, Thanks for a great review but mostly thank you mostly for being so vocal about distracting movie-goers. I have been through the exact same situation, as I'm sure most of us who are honest and notice that we are losing that classic movie-going experience faster than you can pull your cell phone out and shotting off a quick text while driving down an L.A. freeway into oncoming traffic. You describing the internal struggle perfectly: You don't want to be a distraction by pointing out another distraction. You just want the theater owners to do their damn job. People should be kicked out after 1 warning when they are distracting other people with their cell phones. And the same punishment should be for the people who bring their children with them who can't manage to teach them to shut up for 2 hours. But sadly, I think we are entering an age where rampant cell phone use and kids who can't stop talking because there parents are too busy ignoring them while talking on said cell phones.. Well "the times they are a'changin". As Gen Y grows up and continues to have their cell phones shoved further and further up their assholes- same goes for all of us really.. I think someone said we are entertaining ourselves to death.. anyway I'm rambling my point is this: We as people who respect experiencing a film as an escape, as a way of getting out of our heads and ignoring the real world.. It's up to us to preserve that experience. There isn't an AlamoDraft House in my city.. but maybe there could be.. Maybe one in every town in America.. If the right people got angry enough and said "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!" Thanks man. Love your site. Been visiting your site daily for like over a decade.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Anybody defending the kid or mother...

    by Uga

    is a fucking asshole parent who let's their precious little snowflake do the same goddamn thing. If Facebook has done one thing, it's fostered my hatred of new parents. Self-absorbed twats.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Glean Keane did the Bear, NOT Tim Burton

    by ManaByte

  • If a black guy disturbed your movie, would you have public ally called him a n*gger? Get a grip, man, and put it in some perspective.

  • June 24, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    The mentally handicapped folks need to stay home...

    by Dan

    I don't get why people think they will enjoy the movie when all they do is groan and make noise. I don't pay money to put up with that... if they are making noise, maybe something in the flick is upsetting them... I'm not trying to be an ass here, but I don't get why they are brought to a theater and then the parents are upset at everyone else for being upset because the kid/person is disruptive.... gee, I wonder why? Movies are expensive and need to have zero tolerance for disruptions... WHERE ARE THE USHERS?! When I was a teen they were there to make sure I didn't put my feet up on their precious seats...

  • June 24, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The parents who are outraged...

    by Dan

    obviously have a nasty little skunk twat for a kid... LISTEN UP PARENTS: YOU HAVE A KID, SO FUCKNIG WHAT!

  • June 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Its just proof of parental and moral decay

    by Kakii

    I have 2 kids, one who is 5 and both have been taught to be on best behavior in public and to respect the environment they are in. In my whole time of taking them both to the cinema, my youngest has only ever spoke twice, to which Ive whispered that he needs to be quiet etc. The only time he has sat on a lap is when he got a little scared during Clash of the Titans. The only other time either has spoke and not loudly is asking to go to the toilet, which may I add I do take them before we enter the auditorium. Both have loved going to the cinema from 3 yrs old and can follow the story and really enjoy the experience, so also to say that they cant do that just isnt true. I saw SW ep4 when I was 3 and its one early memory that really sticks out. All kids are different, theres no instruction manual, but teaching them proper behavior and good manners isnt difficult, it can be tricky at times but its not rocket science. If you look around you see bad parenting every day and it just shows the moral decay in parenting. I hear parents using very bad language in front of and to there kids, parents taking kids into pubs whilst they get drunk and let them run riot and then if anything is said politely to said parents, they respond with bad language and threats of violence. Being a parent is a gift that should be treasured not seen as a chore or a thorn in your own lifestyle. So I too get mad at parents who cant control their kids or people in general who ruin the movie experience as they are also to blame for such moral decay. Whatever your situation, theres just no excuse for being a bad parent.

  • June 24, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    RE @ kakii

    by Dan

    Excellent! If only more were like you we'd be ok...

  • June 24, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Oh look, another idiot that hates Prometheus- Zzzz

    by Dan

    Hey look, there's a wagon with a Band on it, let's check it out!

  • June 24, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute... its a kids movie right?

    by rakesh patel

    not being funny but its a kids movies, i'd expect kids in there. yeah id expect some people to have more sense to bring in little kids, especially screaming little kids, but unfortunately common sense is not so common. But still, you're gonna have kids in there. I had a worse experience. the day avengers released, i went to a mid day showing to avoid the night time rush and teenagers etc, hopefully to watch a move i had waited 25 years for. only to find out it had some Mentally Handicapped adults and their carers. they were repeating every fucking thing on screen. not their fault, i blame the fucking"carers" though a seat move after 20 minutes did the trick.

  • June 24, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    two conversations directed at me before a movie started:

    by jupiterjim

    Parents to their two tweener children:" see that man (pointing at me) if you act up he'll sit behind you so behave" Two elderly women: "lets sit by him (pointing to me) at least people will be quiet around him." my trick is I sit there, acted really pissed off and no one sits in the next three seats around me. the best line to shut up the guy talking on his phone (not from me but the guy behind the talker). "Hey....I'll se you outside after the show"..talker got up and left

  • I saw Toy Story 3 opening weekend in a theater that had at least a 2 to 1 ratio of kids to adults. Sometimes they talked, laughed, asked questions or got upset, but it was at appropriate times and then they went back to watching the movie. That's cool. I have no complaints about that. But the CONSTANT screaming, talking and fidgeting (like turning around to look backwards over their seat) is NOT cool. If it goes on for more than a few seconds at one time (literally, like 10-15, tops), they shouldn't be in the theater any longer.

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    Re: dioxin holster cenotaph. Sterilize breeders?

    by Ingeld

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  • June 24, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    obnoxious screaming child in the theater?

    by Albean

    that would be Harry.

  • June 24, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Give harry a break...a screaming tot would suck

    by DementedCaver

    ...and no...just because they are a tot doesn't make screaming in a theater alright. If they are a screamer, they just haven't earned the privilege to go to the movies yet.

  • June 24, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    harry loved attack the block.

    by emeraldboy

    which I have just seen on tv. what an utterly stupid film. in most alien invasion movies the aliens invade for a purpose in attack the block....its....em. to come after some black dude on council estate in the uk. attack the block was god awful. and harry liked attack the block.

  • June 24, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    This is the first PIXAR film I regret taking my kids to see.

    by boogel

    Boil down the story (and the moral of the story) and you get this. Child doesn't get her way. Throws a fit. In the process destroys an art work her mother spent hundreds of hours on. Runs away. Plots against her family. Returns home and poisons her mother and little brothers. Feels bad about it. Ultimately gets everything she wanted to begin with. That's just messed up.

  • June 24, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy..

    by paul burnett

    just watched Attack the Block for the first time as well, an thought it was fuckin excellent..the aliens don't attack earth on purpose. They are just "spores" that end up on earth an try to find their female..this is hypothisized in the movie. Seeing aliens that were truley "alien" was a kick. Watching Sunshine now, cant be arsed with alien3. An ps...fuck harry knowles up his ginger ball bearing breaking arse.. thats me..im done

  • June 24, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    oh an i was a major anti kid person before we had a son

    by paul burnett

    you change when understand.

  • June 24, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Not our fault you fuckers decided to have kids.

    by 60091

    I go to theatres to watch a movie and not experience the shrieking noises coming from some kids...er parents accidental spawn. If a kid is allowed to disturb everyone I think everyone should be allowed to voice their extreme displeasure 'loudly' at the parent. I think that would be greatly entertaining for the audience and a memorable lesson for the parent.

  • "FUCK YOU BITCH" i thought inwardly.. but making enough off a sigh noise that she knew i just owned her pussy. "That cunt child make one more fuckin sound an i'm gonna rip you up".. i motioned this thought by wearily pushing against my wheelchairs armrests (result!!! ...three (3) toffee chews in the side of arm rest...yumyum). Anyhoo..iceberg fucked us up...but mothernature knew i'd be back, as like a hot thing or something an fuck up all her iceberg kids.

  • June 24, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    zodlovesmaude thank you!

    by Kakii

    thanks for that its really appreciated! Your a star!

  • June 24, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    You are an ass

    by tejo

    Pixar movie, made for kids? Kids at movie? Kids talk. Solution - go to a movie later at night or 1-3 time period when there is less of a chance for kids to be there. That kid paid for his ticket too, as well as his mom, and yeah, she probably should have walked him out a couple of times, but you don't know her or what was actually wrong. How are children supposed to learn how to behave in a movie theater if they don't go? Good call - let's chain them in their room until they are 10 and you deem them worthy to be in public. I take my kids to the movie around 10am, and am happily surrounded by other parents and kids, and don't have to put up with judgemental assholes like you. I feel incredibly sorry for any precious little entitled snowflake in your future.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    "That kid paid for his ticket too"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Um, yeah, that screeching five-year-old plunked down $13.50 for his 3D movie ticket.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    senditback_needsmoretatum, re: fire alarms

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The fire alarm went off at my recent matinee of Snow White & The Hunstman, and the theater offered free tickets to everyone who stuck around waiting for the green light to go back in (and finish their movies where they stopped). This should be MANDATORY for any theater where the showing is interrupted for any reason (save for an actual fire). If they fuck up and the show stops, everyone in the theater should get a free ticket.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Laugh at parents

    by Bill

    Beat you spare the child

  • ...and it fucking doesn't. You're still exactly the same as you were before, only now you force your child upon others whether they want it or not. If it's well behaved, awesome! If it's not able to chill out and actually watch the movie, then DON'T GO TO THE MOVIES. Fuck. It's not that hard to understand. It's not ALL KIDS, it that ALL PARENTS think their kids are perfect.

  • June 25, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Why I Don't Like Reading Harry's Reviews:

    by DanteCubit

    I don't like Harry's style of reviewing. All of his reviews focus, primarily, on Harry, not on the film. It's all about the screaming toddler, or the drive to the theater, or about his comic shop past, or the circumstances surrounding the special invite he received, and he never writes a simple, straight-forward review of a film. EVER. Now, I know that this is Harry's site and he can do what he wants, but I do not enjoy reading reviews where I have to tip-toe past the cult of the personality before the actual, goddamn review starts. I know that Harry is not trained to write reviews like, say, Roger Ebert. I also know that Harry would not expect his readers to place him at the level of a Roger Ebert. (Or, at least, I am hoping he doesn't.) But this notion of injecting himself into every single review is tedious to the point of being every bit as annoying as that child screaming and mumbling in the front row. Harry's reviews are blogger-material, not meant for prime-time, not meant for a major publication. They are not edgy or relevant, but tediously self-absorbed and weary. If that's what people like to read, fine. But when I see "review" in the headline of a hyperlink, I expect a freaking review and not a multi-paragraph dissertation about women who take screaming children into theaters to see a freaking children's film. Harry either needs an editor or he needs to add the word "blog" to all of his review hyperlinks.

  • June 25, 2012, 2:20 a.m. CST

    "what I could SCREAM at the lady to shut her child up."

    by A_Banned_Apart

    You chose not to scream at the lady, but instead called her a c*nt on your highly popular website. While I truly empathize with your feelings within the situation...was anything remotely approaching the High Road a considered option for you? Because this...this ain't cool.

  • June 25, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Harry, here's a PSA you may dig...

    by Zartan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFs3xFojrnU

  • June 25, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    One of Harry's worst reviews

    by mister death

    I've read a few or should I say scanned through most of Harry's reviews. A half assed Harry review will be written with 95% exposition about how he felt about being in a movie theater and 5% actual review. Okay, I can deal with it or not read it. I just don't get the whine and cheese fest here? This is creme-de-la-creme crap. I believe every person able to be in a movie theater knows that cell phones, too much air conditioning, talkers, screamers, babies, toddlers, teens, young adults, middle aged , geriatrics making noises by sneezing, belching, farting, spilling or simply wearing big hats or any kind of human psycho drama from any audience member sitting in the movie theater is a bummer. I think the problem started in 1901 when Thomas Edison rolled 2 minutes of fucking film through a motorized box with 40 watt light bulb. You pays your money and you take your chances. Does Harry really have to write 1/3 of his review babbling about it? Jesus H Christ! Take your xanex or drop 9 bucks on another screening. You sound like the old guy at the end of every episode of Scooby Doo, if it weren't for you kids...

  • Anyone who thinks buying a ticket entitles them to subject other patrons (adult or children) to a SCREAMING (not talking or being precious) child for more than a minute is a fucking pod person who obviously has children and has lost their perspective on proper public comportment.

  • That's why I come here!

  • June 25, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    icanthavethat

    by menacingphantom

    You claim we don't know the mom's circumstances? Yes we do, dumbshit. She's at a totally optional event, a kid's movie. She's ruining the experience for other families (including other kids). Unless some terrorist is at her house holding the rest of her family hostage until she goes to "Brave" and ruins the movie for the rest of the audience she needs to remove her kid from the theater until it can pipe the fuck down. How can you not see that? I hope a kid just like that sits in front of you in every movie you attend for the rest of your life.

  • June 25, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Precisely why I paid out for a home cinema setup

    by Mike Plowman

    Sorry cinema owners but that's why electronics manufacturers got my money and not you. And it's not just kids. It's adults who can't turn up in time for a film to start, can't decide what seat to sit in, can't hold their bladder for the length of film, cannot sit in a seat without kicking the back of mine, can't go five minutes without using their mobile phone, can't shut the fuck up. I could go on. Full HD/3D projector, 10 foot screen, 5:1 sound and no retards spoiling my enjoyment. Until cinemas introduce a Total Fucking Sit Down and Silence rule, there'll be more and more doing like me.

  • June 25, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Avengers

    by WASPFAN

    Theater was full. Empty seat next to me movie starts guy wiggles his way thru to sit next to me. This guy smells like he had not showered for a week. It was killing me for the entire movie. Shithead! He was even picking his nose.

  • June 25, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    My Brave viewing experience

    by Doug Phillips

    I had an entire row of fatties sitting behind me when I went too see Brave. Fat mom, fat dad, three fat kids, and they even brought along fat grandma. Fat grandpa must have passed from a heart attack as he was not in attendance. So of course the squeezed in a got their big fat selves seated and started eating. The first thing I hear is fat dad complaining that it just cost him $70 dollars to pay for tickets and food. Sounds like they haven't been to the theater in years, maybe when they were just the overweight family versus being the full blown fattie family. As the movie progressed they all had to continually get up to get more food to sustain themselves and visit the bathrooms to empty their oversized bowels. They would gasp for air as they tried to lift the heavy bulks of themselves out of their seats. They would then grab the seats we were sitting in to steady themselves as they fell over each other getting in and out of the aisle. I won't go into their constant talking about what was happening on screen. Suffice to say they were just tickled pink about "them cute baby boys." So they ate, they talked, they sighed, the digested, they got more hungry... Look, I have nothing against fatties but that is what the rental store or net flix is for, so the fatties can stay home. If you know a fattie keep home, and like Harry says, same with the retards...rent a movie next time.

  • That's why many of us avoid going to the movie theater. If I really need to see something on the big screen, I'll try and get out of work a little early and see it on a weekday afternoon...after it has been out a few weeks. I sympathize with your experiences, but all your passive aggressive, toughguy, theater nazi tactics ain't gonna fix stupid. Keep on pushing that boulder uphill, buddy. I'll be enjoying a movie at home in peace and quiet.

  • June 25, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    It's still the parent's fault!

    by Grimlock22

    I don't care what issues the kid had, it's still the parent's fault for dragging a screaming kid into the theater. The parent was an asshole for ruining the movie for everyone else. The fact that it's a 'kids' movie only offers the parent a small amount of leniency. Look, my wife and I took our 18 month old and our 4 year old to see the movie precisely because it's a 'kids' movie. The theater was packed with families and there were kids making various noises throughout the movie, but by and large parents did their jobs *shock* and took care of issues when a kid's outburst lasted more than 10-15 seconds, as you SHOULD DO! Hell, my 18 month old was great for the first 45 minutes of the movie, but then she lost it and started babbling, screaming and crying and so do you know what we did as responsible parents...my wife took her out of the theater and did not return because she was not going to be quiet. We didn't use the excuse "it's a kid's movie" and allow her to keep screaming and crying. I stayed in with my four year old, who also got antsy, and finished the movie..with my 4 year old sitting on my lap for the second half. That is how you handle the situation as responsible parents. I completely understand why Harry was pissed and he had every right to be.

  • June 25, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    the best thing that the uk ever did..

    by emeraldboy

    was ejecting krispy kreme out on thier assess. they wanted to bring thier diabetic causing restaurant over to the uk and the uk told them to fuck off.

  • June 25, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    You effing ahole....

    by MoPea

    it was a kids movie! There are going to be screaming kids. You fanboys with no lives forget that Pixar makes movies for kids, not morbidly obese morons in their 30s.i

  • June 25, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    zombie_fatigue

    by DrMorbius

    100 internets to you for the Sisyphus reference. Well done lad.

  • June 25, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Please keep in mind that the people blasting Harry for this....

    by YourMomsBox3D

    aren't necessarily doing so because they think the mother was in the right. It's more because this review consists of more pot calling the kettle black than most people can stomach. Imagine being the person in the theater that Harry plops down next to, in front of, or behind. You honestly think your movie-going experience would be anything but dreadful to every single one of your senses? That is, before he resorted to utilizing a motorized cart to get around. Now he probably takes up the spaces in the back of the theater reserved for people who actually need them.

  • June 25, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    drmorbius, thank you kindly sir.

    by P

  • June 25, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    diabetic causing restaurant?

    by knowthyself

    You realize eating sugar doesn't GIVE you diabetes right?

  • June 25, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Brave is Pixar's Song of the South

    by tailhook

    True story.. racism lives in 2012. We'll look back on this film in later years and just cringe.

  • Ugly all around, just ugly.

  • June 25, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Waah, Harry was disturbed by a KID at a KID'S movie

    by King_In_Yellow

    Grow up, Lardass.

  • June 25, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Harry, you're a fucking revolting person and a hypocrite.

    by Banned-ki-moon

    Luckily people don't go around complaining about seeing, smelling and hearing fat people like yourself plopping around in public. I've heard numerous stories of people complaining about your horrid smell. Apparently you're able to inflict severe damage to olfactories, akin to someone detonating a nuclear device inside a nostril. No one can disagree with your feelings about screaming kids; it's how you vocalize it and come across as a complete fucking loon that is disturbing. You have a lot of money from ads and studio bribes. Go see the movie again and review it when you're not bogged down with crazy, vile emotions. And pray to Crom that you never have kids.

  • June 25, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    grimlock22 - High 5!

    by Kakii

    Glad to see theres other good parents out there! I was thinking after my last post, wouldnt it be more productive etc for Harry to post his review then post another topic on idiots and bad mannered people at the cinema? Rather than a review venting his anger over the situation? I do like the personal touches in a review however this whole talkback has ended up a discussion on pricks who spoil our experiance, so why not just do a topic on it than integrating it into a review? Dunno just thought it made more sense

  • June 25, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Relevant

    by SHWIGGINSTEIN

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/movie_theater_layout

  • June 25, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Yo Harry, this is what you SHOULD'VE done....

    by MOOMBA is HERE

  • June 25, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Yo Harry, this is what you SHOULD'VE done....

    by MOOMBA is HERE

    You should have got up that fat ass of yours, got in front of the woman and her baby, sat on both of them, and unleashed a fury of wet, fat-man farts on the fuckers. There problem solved. Moomba has spoken!!!

  • June 25, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Brave is racist? WTF?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • June 25, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Children, retarded or not, should be seen and not heard.

    by MrShootist

    Good rule then. Good rule now.

  • June 26, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    This is why

    by King_Midas

    the only movie I'll attend in the theater is the first showing on Sunday morning. All the dumb-ass teenagers and their annoying friends are sleeping, and most little ones are suffering through Church with their parents. It's the perfect time to attend no matter what city I've ever been in or which theater chain.

  • June 26, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Parents are just as bad as the kids at these flicks...

    by nyj_et

    on their fucking cell phones. Here's one conversation I overheard this weekend when I took my daughter to see "Brave": "Oh, I'm at the movies. No, I can talk. Took the kids. Huh? I don't know, some cartoon. I think it's called 'Brave' or some shit....yeah....yeah..."

  • June 26, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    @epilepticlurcher et al: Just No.

    by Kremzeek

    Wrong. Sorry. Wrong. If I am the parent of a disabled child and I see that s/he's making a huge ruckus at a movie screening - I WOULD TAKE HIM?HER HOME SO S/HE DIDN'T DISTURB ANYONE ELSE WHO PAID FOR THE MOVIE. What the hell is wrong with you? Harry is *NOT* in any way making fun of people with disabilities. Good god. Boo-fucking-hoo. Harry is blaming the parents. And he should. I'm a parent myself and if my kid (disabled or not) started acting like that in a theatre - WE WOULD FUCKING LEAVE. So selfish. Like no one else in the fucking theatre paid to see the film or seomthing. Assholes. I don't even like Harry's reviews (they're my least fav on AIC), but seriously - Go Harry! Right on, bro.

  • June 26, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Oh and the "kids movie" excuse doesn't work either

    by Kremzeek

    Yes, I would definitely expect a bunch of the kids in this audience to be a bit noisy, talk, laugh, maybe even yell a bit. All good! BUT... All of that is completely different than a screaming kid who will absolutely not stop. It's apples and oranges and you all know it. Nice try though.

  • June 26, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I can't believe that parents with "precious" children...

    by MisterManReturns

    ..continue to defend a screaming child in a theater. It's just damn rude and stupid. Shut the kid up by taking him/her outside. But as many have said, moviegoing has become a nightmare - haven't gone myself in three years.

  • Let's quantify this. I hate young kids. I teach older ones but as I progress through the years these older kids appear to be getting emotionally younger and younger. Incapable of even basic functions and self reliance. Why? It is funny. The reaction of some to harry's clearly pissed off rant was predictable. Obviously with their ow children they demonstrate the same arrogance I see here. That somehow they have a chil and how dare you criticise it. I see the point. The reality is that a child's behaviour is largely the result of it's parents. But the fact that you have a child or that it's difficult to have children does not excuse you fucking over other people and ruining their expensive night. Parents, your child is NOT the centre of the universe. Nor is it entitled to free rein in manners. Social skills are to be taught by you and if you think such behaviour has simply to be tolerated by everyone else then you are failing to bring up your child in a socially responsible was. You are failing to educate your child in acceptable behaviour and basic good manners. If your kid is unable to sit still ina cinema then leave. Simple as that. The reaction to harry's frustration and the usual bad tempered comments indicate just how selfish an bad mannered some parents are. Unfortunately I see tgis all the time. Kids treated like the centre of the universe never learn to appreciate things as they are simply provided. Likewise they are unable to perservere and do things for themselves as their parents do it for them and where they are increasingly fat bastards as the parents ply them with juice and allow the child to choose what they eat regularly cooking a number of meals per family to cater for the fat fucks fussiness. A lot of parents are not like this but bring the children healthily and with manners but increasingly I see selfish parents who think everyone should cater to them and who believe the mere fact that their lifestyle choice involves them depositing a child means that the leap everyone in importance. Parents you aint happy by this then who cares. Fuck you.

  • June 27, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Probably too late, but

    by miniglik

    Just another perspective: I have only taken my 7 year old to 4 movies. Two of them were Pixar movies, earliest showing on a Saturday. He freakin loves Pixar movies, but he's autistic and part of his differences is that if he thinks it, he says it (loudly and not always in words). Now, some cities have weekly showings reserved for autistic kids, but mine doesn't. And I could never, ever let him go the movies, but you know what? Screw that. He should be able to see a movie ONCE A YEAR, and it's not like we're taking him to a 7 pm showing of Prometheus. It's Pixar. Now if he is screaming I take him to the hall until he calms down, and this lady should have done that too. But maybe she's just flippin tired. Maybe her kid has issues and she thought if she just gave him in a few minutes he'd calm down and actually get to enjoy the kids movie she took him too. I dunno. Compassion is good, yo.

  • June 27, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Also

    by miniglik

    The last few times I went to the movies there were: 1. mentally disabled adults who made grunting noises 2. a dude behind me who kept falling asleep and snoring loudly Which were both really freaking distracting. But, I dunno, shit happens. I'm not gonna hate on them the way Harry is here. Just seems excessive when you don't know the situation.

  • June 27, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Knowles, you fat fucker

    by Mike J

    Yeah, rant all you like about this but have you ever considered how offensive YOU ARE to theatre audiences when you polute the row you are sitting in with your disgusting BO? I've fortunately never met you but seeveral of my good friends have at various events over the years and the general opinion is that you reek of body odour. So, you know, a scrsaming kid in the audience is annoying. But at least once he leaves the noise goes immediately. In your case, even if you were to leave, the smell would remain. I don't bother coming to your web site any more cos I am sick of your ego, your stupidity and, frankly, you as a person but I've come back here over the last few weeks in the hope that this supposed movie web site might actually have a decent obituary for one of the greatest production designers ever, J Michael Riva, who died on 7 June. But no, not a thing. Not even a mention. Perhaps because you couldnt associate some aspect of your pathetic life to him and therefore couldnt write your usual self promoting clap trap. AICN is a complete fucking joke and you, Harry The Idiot, supposed movie expert are a poor excuse for a human being. And, by all accounts, an extremely smelly one too.

  • June 28, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    miniglik: "Compassion is good"

    by A_Banned_Apart

    +1

  • June 28, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Kid's movies

    by Wee Willie

    I love all these stories on here about how a kid's movie was ruined for you because of A KID IN THE AUDIENCE. Here's a tip. You wanna go see a kid's movie? Go to the late show. I say this as a parent who, if one of my kids starts making noise during a movie, I get them the hell out so as not to disturb the other patrons. But sheesh, don't forget all of you were kids once. Actually, judging by the comments, many of you still are.

  • June 29, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I was a kid once... a well-behaved one

    by Autodidact

    Being a kid doesn't necessarily mean you have to be an oblivious fuck-tard. If your kid is throwing tantrums or screaming in public you've already failed at being a parent.

  • June 29, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Brave

    by JasRex

    I know it's a week late but . . . who's fucked up and the real cunt? The kid watching a kid movie or the adult crying about a kid crying at a kid's movie? It's pretty clear who's emotionally and mentally disabled in this story.

  • Saw it yesterday afternoon, and I'm still chewing on it, which is more than you can say for 90% of the CGI Feature crop these days. Her mom turned into a fucking bear...what a wild, unexpected plot twist. I mean, that's bordering on David Lynch, and I don't mean Gus The Bartender...

  • July 1, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Harrys rant is justified...

    by dr_john_zoidberg

    I'm a movie theater manager, and Harry is dead right. While one should be prepared for loud children in ANY showing of a kids movie(yes, parents drag their sleepy cranky babies to 10:40pm weeknight shows, too), one should not expect to spend $13 bucks to plop down and watch shitty parenting go down for 2 hours. Children with mental disabilities are no different. If you see they can't handle the public situation after 5 minutes or so, be a GOOD PARENT, bite the bullet, get your refund, and take your loud kid home to scream at their tv in private. Otherwise, one or 2 kids successfully steals the money out of 100 pockets of quiet, mostly respectful movie goers. The problem these days is that people feel an entitlement when they buy a movie ticket, like they should be able to do as they please. What buying a ticket ACTUALLY entitles you to, is shutting the fuck up for 2.5 hours. Such a rarity these days. Harry, your rant is dead on. I can't stand my own job because if of shit like that.

  • July 2, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Thank you Zoidberg...

    by menacingphantom

    Someone once observed that there is no idea so stupid that it doesn't have adherents. The internet has proven this over and over again. Until seeing it in writing, I never would have believed people could get behind the idea that someone should stay in the theater for two hours while their kid screams. Amazing.

  • July 2, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    menacingphantom

    by dr_john_zoidberg

    It's truly horrific what people are capable of in a dark theater. Somehow, even in my own building, I'm a magnet for this kind of activity. Whenever my wief and I make it to a movie, we try to pick a seat that is both "centered" and far away enough from other people that if they choose to be rude, we won't hear or see it. Then, like clockwork, some scumbag family or group of teens will come in and sit directly behind or in front of us, and start the chatter. It happened most recently during Prometheus(go figure our public screening of Brave went off without any customer issues). During the previews these two obnoxiously loud boys in their late teens had to make commentary about every little thing that was happening on screen. As I readied myself to shout(or go get an on duty manager) it turned out one of my ushers(a large muscley one) had just clocked out and gone in to enjoy the show. Since he was still in uniform, he took the initiative to go "have a talk" with the boys, who then ended up shutting up for the duration of the movie. But in the last 15 minutes, one of them stretched and left his right arm outstretched for about 120 seconds before I lost my shit and shouted "PUT YOUR ARM DOWN!" He did, but what the eff. Common curtosey is an extinct virtue. I have to carefully plan when to go to the movies now so that I can avoid certain demographics, watch the sales on certain showtimes(which the public doesn't have the chance to do), and it shouldn't be that way. If theaters chains don't start cracking down HARD on this behavior, ala Alamo Drafthouse, the business is going to tank faster than the industry is prepared for.

  • July 9, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    I liked it but dod no tlove it. 3 out of 5 stars IMO.

    by BilboRing

    It was the story that was weak. How many more movies are we going to get about a strong-willed princess who doesn't want to be forced to marry someone? Pixar could have come up with something more original than that and put more time with the mother-daughter relationship, which was there but not nearly as powerful as it could have been. The animation was great and the characters were too. But the story/plot was weak.

  • July 26, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Please God, don't ever let Harry have a child!

    by Kloipy

    Funny how at a kids film you bitch about something like this, yet think of all the people that have had to watch you get special treatment for your wheelchair or sit beside a human being that stinks like shit and piss like everyone says you do. You seriously are just a big piece of shit Harry. I hope your tower of toys will be a comfort for you when Yoko leaves your ass for a real man. One who doesn't 'giggle' or on that thinks that a film with a baby getting raped in it is a 'masterpiece'. You don't deserve a child you fucking waste of space

  • July 26, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    and I'm not defending the mother

    by Kloipy

    Should you take a kid out of the theater if they are screaming and crying? Of course you should. I've left a few movies with my daughter if she has gotten bored. But at the same time they are kids, it's a big movie and loud, it may scare them, and people work hard to shell out 25 bucks to go see a film. And if the kid was in fact mentally disabled, doesn't he or she still deserve the right to go to a movie? Since YOU yourself are disabled I thought perhaps you might understand and I'm sure people have had to make adjustments just for the sake of you before. And weren't you also the person who let his nephew sit in a theater for Hulk with shit in his pants because he didn't want to miss the movie? Seriously- you fucking suck

  • Aug. 6, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile, about the actual MOVIE ...

    by Gregor De Turnier

    Screaming podlings notwithstanding, I kinda disagree with the Harrmeister's opinion (respectfully, of course): I thought "Brave" felt pedestrian and manufactured, like ... well, like a DISNEY flick. No, this princess is not like the typical Disney Princess ... but it still felt like the whole thing was built around a future Barbie Special Edition doll (coming soon to a SprawlMart near you ...). And while the Three Bears had potential, in the end they still reminded me of the gargolyes in "Hunchback of Notre Dame" more than anything. And yeah, the movie's final scenes were heart-touching ... but they rang fairly hollow for me (especially seeing the Queen Mother go horse-racing through the glen with her offspring ... I mean, what, she spends 24 hours as Gentle Benita and suddenly she's an Olympic Equestrian? Gimme a break.) The story itself was simplistic and predictable ... but so was the story in "Cars" and yet they still gave it enough twists and personality to make it unique. "Brave" had more the feel of an SNL movie: a 4-minute idea that they tried to stretch to an hour and a half ... and they did so by inserting LOTS of car ... er, HORSE chases and unnecessary in-your-face 3D shots. But my main evidence in the further Disney-fying of PIXAR: listen to the songs. No, the Princess' lips ain't moving, but they might as well be. Not talking about the soundtrack, mind you--that was fine, albeit in need of a good Howard Shore/Enya infusion. No, it was the lyrics to the songs: all "We'll all be free in the sun and the wind and the sky" and OMG make me Pocohontas-Puke. "Brave" had it's moments. And I found it enjoyable. Ish. But 10 minutes into the sunlight and I was like "Now, what was that about, again?" Just my $.02. PS-Anyone got a line on why the director quit 2/3 into making the movie?

  • Sept. 2, 2012, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Someday Harry it will be you with your child

    by Nestor Boscan

    As a father I felt insulted by this article. Harry you're insulting comments shows that you've never had a child. Children don't necesariliy do what you tell them to do. So the day you do have a child, you will understand what this mother was going through. And will understand how insulting this article was.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    How do you know that the kid in tantrum was autistic?

    by M.

    Even so-called "normal" kids can have huge, heavy-duty melt-downs like that if they're under enough pressure, for whatever reason.

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