Saturday, June 27, 2009

And here's my proof

I have recently been publicly chastised for not allowing my girls to watch the Transformer movies. I will admit that to some it would appear that I shelter my girls. But to others it might seem like I don't enough.

Just to re-evaluate my choice to not allow this movie I went to three different websites to read reviews. I do think the Focus on the Family website does an excellent job reviewing but I also read from a secular review site as well before making a decision.

Here are the items listed under the 'parent advisory' section for the newest movie.

Sex & Nudity

Very frequent and sometimes rather intense sexual situations, especially in the beginning of the film at the college.

Throughout the movie the characters Alice and Mikaela as well other college age girls are wearing short shorts or skirts, tight reveling shirts and otherwise inappropriate clothing.

There is a camera shot that zooms in on Mikaela's backside as she works on a motorcycle.

When Sam goes off to college, he and Mikaela talk about having Internet datescomplete with candles, music, special outfits and the suggestion of X-rated hanky-panky.

There are posters of barely covered girls seen in the background, on the walls of Sam's dorm room.

There is a brief moment when a male dog is "dominating" (humping) another male dog at the beginning of the movie, and you see it twice.

There is another moment when the small robot that Megan Fox captures starts to hump Fox's leg.

A girl says Sam appears to have 'magic' in bed, then pushes him onto his bed and start passionately kissing, you can see under the girls panties.

Sam's mother says that she can skinny dip if the government pays for a pool she wants.

A few kissing scenes.

A young man is seen walking around with his pants and underwear down.

You see a man in a picture at a porn shop wearing a thong.

You see a robot's balls, but they are portrayed as wrecking balls. Agent Simmons says, " I am underneath his scrotum.

When Sam's Mom is "high" on her Pot brownie she makes a reference to her son getting his "cherry" popped and talks about how she heard it all, because she was at home.

When Sam's mom is high on her pot brownie, she runs around campus and is then tackled by her husband. She says, "Oh professor! I'll do ANYTHING for an A!" referring to having sex.

Violence & Gore

The movie opens with a huge fight, there are frequent fights through out the movie and they are very intense.

There is a scene where a small robot enters through the nose and probes the brain of the main character, Sam.

Many of the robots in this movie are very 'grotesque' and alien looking, rather than machine-like.

The movie ends like the first with a massive fight scene, and the fight is huge, and somewhere around 30 minutes long of intense fighting.

A woman transforms into a robot and attacks a group, destroying everything in its path. It is eventually hit by a car and gets destroyed after being pinned against a pole and then run over.

Optimus Prime rips Grindor's head in half in a fight scene, and we see robotic fluids and pieces fly everywhere.

Megatron impales Optimus Prime and one of his blades and detonates a charge, blowing a good portion of Optimus' body apart, killing him. Violent and graphic in a non-violent sort of way.

Devastator tries to eat Mudflap, but Mudflap attacks him from the inside out and eventually blows a hole through Devastator's head and escapes.

There is a lot of people getting crushed, shot and killed.

Lots of robots getting blown apart, crushed and sliced into pieces.

There is one scene in a meat locker surrounded by dead pigs.


A small transformer uses the "f" word once.

"Bitch, barely audible godd-mn, damnit, bastard.

"Two robots talk about "ass kicking" and how it's supposed to hurt during a fight.

The word "pussy" is also used once. (Non-Sexual)

Profanity is used often and somewhat gratuitously.

Words such as friggin', freakin', and several times characters and robots stop just shy of using the "f" word, but it is implied very obviously.

"Mom says the "S" word twice in the first 10 to 15 minuets of the movie.

A soldier calls some one an a$$hole

And here is the advisory for the first one.

Sex & Nudity

Some innuendo early on in the film.

The main character's love interest is shown in revealing outfits and acts in a sexually provocative manner.

After Sam has locked his room to hide the Transformers and his love interest, his parents order him to open his door and then ask him if he was masturbating. When Sam replies no, the mother suggests that "you can always call it Sam's happy time if it makes you uncomfortable".

Violence & Gore

Soldiers aim their guns at a chopper that's infiltrated and landed at their camp. As it starts to transform into Blackout, the soldiers open fire on it, but to no avail. Blackout then fires back at those soldiers and their camp, with all sorts of property damage and presumed wounds or deaths.

One man is shown being zapped by Blackout.

No blood or detail though.During the fight between Barricade and Bumblebee, Frenzy attacks Sam.

Frenzy is defeated by Michaela cutting his head off with a reciprocating saw, and Sam kicks the head away.

The fight between Optimus Prime and Bonecrusher ends when Prime uses his retractable blade to cut Bonecrusher's head off.

Megatron rips Jazz in half. But there is no blood and you see it from far away.

In the desert sequence, men shoot at the scorponok robot from a C130 and when they're done he goes back underground and his tail comes off.

Barricade throws Sam into the air and causes him to hit the window of a car which breaks.

Frenzy throws razors at two men which hits them in the stomach and kills them.

Barricade hits Bumblebee with something sharp, then Bumblebee tackles Barricade into a building, nearly killing him.

Scorponok stabs one of the men with its tail in the desert sequence, bangs him on the ground, and pulls him underground. We hear him scream.

Close to the end, Frenzy shoots out his flying blades at some men but misses and eventually chops his own head off.

Sam kills Megatron by putting the allspark in his chest.

Throughout the movie nearly all of the violence is a robot attacking another robot or a human attacking a robot. None of the robots bleed. There is no gore.


One use of f*cker used in, "Burn you F*cker!" But it is muffled and hard to understand.

At least 2 barely incomplete "f" words (both used with "mother"), 6 "s" words, 4 hells, 3 asses, 4 pisses, 2 damns and "G-ddamn."

Also 2 b**ches is used and a "finger" is flashed.

The air freshener dangling from Bumblebee's rear view mirror in the beginning, reads "Bee Otch".

In one scene, Sam repeatedly yells the "s" word when being chased.

There are many things on there that wouldn't bother me, but a whole lot more that would. I also know that my girls might not even notice a whole lot of these!

It is true that I will never be able to protect my girls from all the harsh realities of the world...but I do have the ability to review things that they might see and make a decision that is best for our family.

I wish I could tell the two people that made me feel so foolish to take a few minutes and realize that they can raise their children the way that they want. And I have the right to do the same!

***I copied and pasted these advisories directly from a website. Please excuse anything that you believe to be offensive or incorrectly spelled or stated.***


deedee said...

We took the grandkids to see Transformers Thursday night at the drive-in. You are right - I was extremely disappointed with the content this movie has. I regret not checking the reviews first. I would not even recommend it for adults!

Kristi said...

You do have the right to say that to someone. I have before. They are MY children and I will raise them how I choose. You can raise yours however you like. :) That being said, I am a terrible mom and let my 9 year old see the movie. My 14 year old saw it too but I don't have any qualms about that.
Love your blog and your girls are adorable. :)

Martha said...

Kids are bombarded by so many things on a day to day basis that you can't protect them from.

Kudos for protecting them any way you can. And especially for not PAYING for them to be exposed to these things.

sportzmom said...

Thanks for sharing the reviews. I don't always check the reviews and now I know for sure that my twins won't be seeing this movie for a LONG, LONG time!

dogimo said...

The way the sidebar pics of your innocent kids kick in about halfway through the long list of tidbits of parental interest is a very effective, though I am sure unintended, touch!

Cindy said...

can I get an "AMEN!"

no worries about sheltering those girls - Mine keep telling us that we are "The Most" protective parents in the state - well at least in their school. They don't even have cell phones - my goodness what is this world coming to???? :-)

Carrie said...

Amen to you sistah! I am poised and ready to become the "meanest" mom in the world so don't worry.