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To think Jurassic Park shouldn't be a)a PG and b) on mid-afternoon?

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SchmancyPants Sat 06-Oct-12 14:59:03

I'm 32 and I'm scared! Would you be happy letting your DC watch this? I had to google the rating and was really shocked to find it was a PG!

WelshMaenad Sat 06-Oct-12 15:00:04

My 2 year old loves it...

Whitecherry Sat 06-Oct-12 15:00:15

My two are glued to it....age 4 and 9. The 4 year old regularly requests it. I need to buy the box set I think

SchmancyPants Sat 06-Oct-12 15:01:31

Maybe I'm a wuss, but I remember being scared in the cinema aged 13 and would have been wetting myself aged 4!

aldiwhore Sat 06-Oct-12 15:03:46

It's a great film. Yes, it's scary for some. Yes, there are a few moments where your imagination can run riot and you know it's grusome.

I love it (and not 'scared' seriously, you're actually SCARED? Fair enough if you are but don't fret dinosaurs are extinct) both my boys love it... my youngest 'accidentally' watched some of it at about 2yrs old and ADORED it. (His elder brother put it on while I was cooking, no I didn't even notice, send me to jail).

It's a regular Sunday avo film here.

Faverolles Sat 06-Oct-12 15:04:02

My 11yo can't watch it, he ends up having nightmares.
My 7yo loves it, has nightmares, but apparently that's part of the fun hmm

OvOTheZombiesAreComing Sat 06-Oct-12 15:05:21

My DC are 4 and 7 and love it. Both have seen it about 50 times as it was a favourite last year.

I remember seeing it when I was 12 and finding some bits really scary. But it's that fun scary, isn't it? Afterwards you laugh about what bits made you jump.

Waspie Sat 06-Oct-12 15:05:47

YABU. Jurassic Park sits perfectly well within the BBFC classification of PG, which is:

" ‘PG’ Parental Guidance

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. A ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.


Discriminatory language or behaviour is unlikely to be acceptable unless clearly disapproved of or in an educational or historical context. Discrimination by a character with which children can readily identify is unlikely to be acceptable.


References to illegal drugs or drug misuse must be innocuous or carry a suitable anti-drug message.


Frightening sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a mitigating factor.

Imitable behaviour

No detail of potentially dangerous behaviour which young children are likely to copy. No glamorisation of realistic or easily accessible weapons.


Mild bad language only.


Natural nudity, with no sexual context.


Sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent. Mild sex references and innuendo only.


Where more serious issues are featured (for example, domestic violence) nothing in their treatment should condone unacceptable behaviour.


Moderate violence, without detail, may be allowed, if justified by its context (for example, history, comedy or fantasy)."

BBFC PG Rating

It's one of our favourite family films grin

BeauNeidel Sat 06-Oct-12 15:06:14

I got back from work an hour ago to find my two almost four year olds watching it. I was a bit cross as I have previously said to DH I don't think it's appropriate - but in hindsight, the kitchen bit which terrified me as an 11 year old was much worse on the big screen!

They bloody loved it btw hmm and DH has just told me they've watched it before.

hermioneweasley Sat 06-Oct-12 15:07:58

My 6 and 2 year olds love it. YABU

WofflingOn Sat 06-Oct-12 15:09:44

Jaws is a PG too. It means Parental Guidance, so that is what the decision to watch or not should be based on.
Parents doing their job.

ovenchips Sat 06-Oct-12 15:10:31

My nearly 4 year old watched five minutes of it and burst out crying saying "It's too scarey!" We had to turn it off.

He is a total softie though and is still properly frightened of the Gruffalo.

TirednessKills Sat 06-Oct-12 15:14:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WofflingOn Sat 06-Oct-12 15:17:29

Is it reclassified? Ours is an old copy
JP wasn't designed for infants.

StuntGirl Sat 06-Oct-12 15:20:13


We're watching it right now and loving it grin

SchmancyPants Sat 06-Oct-12 15:21:41

Oh well- it would seem that IABU and a scaredypants SchmancyPants grin

tittytittyhanghang Sat 06-Oct-12 15:21:52

Was just trying to get ds2 (22 months) to watch it but he's too busy playing.

NettoSuperstar Sat 06-Oct-12 15:22:32

We're watching and loving it.
DD's 11, but first saw it at around 4.
She's not an easily scared child though.

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 15:22:56

My dc loved it dd was screaming behind the sofa lol

WofflingOn Sat 06-Oct-12 15:24:51

Nothing wrong with you being a scaredy-pants OP, just that it shouldn't determine what the rest of us get to watch. I'd ban JK and Judge Judy and all that dysfunctional family crap if I was Empress.

StuntNun Sat 06-Oct-12 15:25:07

I felt the same but my childminder showed it to my kids when they were 4 and 8 and they loved it. It's not as scary on TV as it was at the cinema!

TirednessKills Sat 06-Oct-12 15:26:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 15:34:36

I would think it would be too scary for little kids, but obviously not! I think I'm a wuss. I'm still scared of Darth Vader. Maybe I'll let the DC's watch it, I've been telling them it's too scary.

GoldShip Sat 06-Oct-12 15:35:37

Why? It never has been before. Have we gone soft?

dottyspotty2 Sat 06-Oct-12 15:37:28

YABU My youngest used to watch it at bedtime aged 5 she is a horror fan now, nothing scares her. smile

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