Monday, July 1, 2013

Everyone's a Critic--and Rightly So.

It is a frequent complaint in our house that the critics at Entertainment Weekly do a very poor job of predicting whether children will enjoy a certain movie. A recent article in Slate suggests that the Gs are onto something, as the opinions of kids and critics were wildly varied. The main reason:
Critics often judge whether the movies are also good for adults, but not a single child we spoke to expressed any concern for whether their parents enjoyed the movie. 
I used to think that the best movies for kids were the ones that everyone enjoyed, but after a decade of G-rated cinema, I've changed my mind. The best kids movies are the ones kids like best. It makes sense.

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