Now, I loved the first Cars movie. When I saw there was a sequel coming out, I was very excited to see it. That is, until our friends informed us that the main villain is “Big Oil.”
Big Oil? As the villain in a cartoon?
I have to say, using a kid’s movie to push an agenda really ruffles my feathers.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for having a moral to the story. For example, the first Cars movie. All about how helping each other is more important than winning or something along those lines.
And the Toy Story movies, with their emphasis on loyalty and friendship and stuff. I love that, and I think it’s nice to have an entertaining film that makes a point.
Granted, I have not yet seen Cars 2, so I can’t say precisely how annoyed I’ll be by the politics, but I have seen others.
For example, Happy Feet. Why does a cute little penguin movie have to be one long diatribe against the evil humans who are destroying the earth?
Why can’t kid’s movies just be kid’s movies, without attempting to brainwash our youth into a liberal mindset? What is the world coming to when parents have to censor movies because the morals taught are not ones they want their kids learning?
And even if we agreed with the agenda being pushed, why is it the entertainment industry’s business? Shouldn’t the parents be teaching the kids their values, rather than letting their movies tell them what to think?
Yes, of course. And I often find myself explaining to my kids why something they saw in a movie isn’t correct and doesn’t line up with what we believe or with logic and common sense.
But it annoys me that I have to. It irritates me that I can’t take my kids to a movie just because we want to do something fun together, and that I’ll have to spend the drive home and the days following undoing the damage that is done by the messages that are sent through what should be an innocent amusement.
I’m done now.
But feel free to express your own rantings in the comments!