[twitter]I’m not sure my kids will be seeing Jurassic World when it comes out on June 12. They are chomping at the bit to go to it, but … not just yet. Maybe.
It’s your call if Jurassic World is okay for kids, but the movie is PG-13, and my guys are only 5 and 8. Charlie has already declared he finds the commercials too scary and doesn’t want to see the movie, but Zacharie is eager. Kids in his class are familiar with all the movies and telling him the plotlines. Thank you, other people’s kids. 😉
On our annual Father’s Day camping trip, I’ve got the original Jurassic Park loaded up and ready to go on an iPad. We’ll watch that in a controlled environment where I can talk to them about it and pause it or turn it off if needed. I did the same for Star Wars and it worked out. That will be after Jurassic World comes out on June 12, so I can measure parental reviews and see if the boys can handle it.
Answer me this: how do you know if your kids are old enough for ‘scary’ movies?
The early reviews for Jurassic World are in, and they’re not kid friendly:
Jurassic World is not your father’s dinosaur movie. This is a grisly, highly stylized slasher film dressed up in computer-generated raptor hide. – Mashable
Parents need to know that Jurassic World is more violent and terrifying than the original Jurassic Park … and there are many intense scenes of sustained terror, suspense, and peril (including kids in danger). People are eaten, torn to shreds, trampled, and severely injured. – Common Sense Media
In the meantime, Zacharie is all about the merch. We live in dinosaur land, fossils are everywhere in Alberta. In fact, Z had a dinosaur birthday party this weekend. He loves all the gear that is going alongside the film .. so let’s get to giving some away! BTW, I have THREE #TeamJurassic contests to do. Here’s the first:
#TeamJurassic Contest #1:
One (1) Winner Receives:
Jurassic World Velociraptor Figures
Clever as ever, the Jurassic World raptors are masterful hunters on the lookout for prey. The assortment features three of the most popular raptors from the Jurassic World movie, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. The figures each span approximately 12 inches long with articulated arms, legs, and tails. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life (Hardcover)
The official Augmented Reality book to accompany the highly anticipated Jurassic World includes five breathtaking Augmented Reality sequences featuring life-size dinosaurs and a brand-new dual user mode. This book is the perfect purchase for every Jurassic World and dinosaur fan. Plus, a free interactive app brings the action alive . . . right at home!
Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide (Paperback)
Written by two noted paleontologists and illustrated in big bold colors, the Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide is a kid-friendly nonfiction guide that uses simple text to describe over 100 dinosaurs. Kids will learn tons of awesome facts about the most well-known dinosaurs and some of the newest discoveries.
Prize pack value $38.93
Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures, Hasbro, Carlton Books, and Random House.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.