this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group
it’s actually really perfect for all ages because when kids learn this stuff early in life it stays with them
The best all-ages material understands that kids are so much smarter than most adults give them credit for. I think stories that file down all the edges do them a disservice. There’s a lot to be said for not being afraid to be scary, to be clever, to be dangerous. That’s what we, as adults, remember. That’s why I love writing for a young audience - you’re reaching readers who are not only brilliant and intuitive, but they still believe in magic.
I always cry at the end. ALWAYS. I babysit two girls both under 3 occasionally. One day all they did was want to watch Iron Giant and the oldest girl (2 1/2 maybe?) saw the dent in the giant’s head and kept saying “poor robot.” Kids are astoundingly empathetic even at young ages.
and yes I still cried, so I hid in the kitchen to get them juice.
man i love this girl. most people that get popular doing something unintentionally embarrassing on the internet either drop off the face of the internet forever or they’re ridiculed so much that they’re pushed off. rebecca wasn’t having none of that shit. she’s grown up quite a bit, she can see why the video was so cringeworthy, and she can still joke about it. four for you, rebecca. you go, rebecca.
I love that Picard would just drop these existential truth bombs when he really means “Data, shut up and focus.”
#data is like I AM NOT ABSOLUTELY PERFECT THEREFORE I QUIT AT LIFE#and picard is like no dude srsly get to your post#and data is like NO I’M HORRIBLE THAT’S AN EMPIRICAL FACT#and picard is like jfc this is why i never had children and now i have a robot child with the strength of ten men#look at your life jean-luc look at your choices#and then pat yourself on the back because you are the captain of the motherfucking flagship good job