Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Octobear Meets Sharktopus
My kids have not seen "Sharknado." Can you believe it?
"Mom! Come on! A man cuts a flying shark in half with a chainsaw!" How could we possibly resist that?
I admit I definitely have a different standard for movies than for graphic novels. I have read a great many age-inappropriate things to the kids. (if it is a book, it must be just a little bit good for them, right?) We even read Ethan Nicolle's definitely adult-oriented "Bearmageddon" featuring the above "Octobear."
Brief exposure to even the most ridiculous movie imagery, however, can easily result in a child who is afraid to walk his full bladder across a darkened bedroom to use the bathroom because alien face-huggers or land sharks could be lurking in the Lego box. Perhaps we will hold off for a bit longer on "Sharknado" and its very tempting close relative "Sharktopus."
But the creatures are funny enough for napkins.