Avatar- bad McDonalds!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by faykokoWV, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I went to see the movie Avatar today and realized its a PG Movie. I'm upset at McDonalds for giving out toys representing this movie in kids meals. Why give out toys children for a movie they shouldn't see.

    In regards to the movie itself - James Cameron, wouldn't the movie have been just as good without swear words and If the bad guys were mercenaries it would have been better to not refer to them by a rank implying they were military personel.

    Special effects were amazing!

  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I agree with you, as our time is kids are watching things they shouldn't see, they are encouraged by the things that MacDoalds gives out and other things like: media etc....

    Happy New Year
  3. I TOTALLY agree! There have been several other fast food toys marketed to young children that are not old enough (not even close!) to see those darn movies! Peeves me too! [​IMG]
  4. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    I know! I mean, it's ok if some parents let their kids watch that stuff (Parental Preferences) but to force it on every kid that goes to MickeyD's? Not cool man. Not cool.
  5. Sammimom

    Sammimom Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    I agree too. I loved everything about the movie, but will not let my 5,7, and 9 year old children see it. Yet when we got a happy meal, even MY KID asked why they had a toy (it looked scary to them, although in the movie it was a "good guy") for a movie that he wouldn't see.

    Sadly, I think lots of parents will let a young child watch this movie, despite it's mature content. There is plenty of time for children to grow up and be exposed to stories of this type without rushing it along.
  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Thanks for the heads-up on this action by McDonald's. I just sent them the following message:

    "McDonald's inclusion of Avatar figures in their Happy Meals does not seem logical or positive to many adults and kids. There have been some posts on this recently at a forum thread at https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=280890.
    you for reviewing the appropriateness of this marketing choice."

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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I don't understand why it's a bad thing that the mercenaries used military titles. Mercenaries are soldiers for hire, so they could have a rank in the force they are hired to serve in. The movie is set 150 years into the future. Our country as it is now doesn't exist. It's science fiction. I don't think they mention that they are even Americans. The culture of the humans seems American, but it's probably more like some futuristic worldwide government thing.

    As for the McDonald's thing, yeah, that seems sort of odd. Happy Meals are technically for little kids, not 13-year-olds.

  8. They'll learn more at school than those McDonalds toys will ever teach them. Forgive me for my non-conforming attitude on the subject, but because of the job that I am in and the things that I see daily, I think there are worse things to worry about than a happy meal toy.

    And if you're wondering, I am in law enforcement. I see things that kids are learning/doing that makes McDonalds toys look like biblical figures.
  9. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    Quote:I agree with you on that, but the more we accept the little things that are wrong, the easier it is to view the bigger things as being OK too.
  10. Starscream4Ever

    Starscream4Ever Songster

    Oct 27, 2009
    Chubsville, Duckyland
    Actually the movie is PG-13. They did the same thing for all those other PG-13 movies.

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