I had this quandry recently with my 10 yr old. It is actually classed as a PG and he wasn't phased at all by it. Thinking back, I was probably about that age when I saw it - but I thought it was really scary!
On holiday as a kid I would love the sea and going snorkelling(sp) I watched it when I was about 15.I have never been in the sea since only upto the ankles. Won`t even go on a pedlow just incase (blush) LOL
but Jaws is Wa-a-a-ay scarier than Indiana Jones isn't it??
I think he's still a bit too young to watch it and given the reaction here I'll hold out a bit longer. he loves playing in the sea on hols and I really don;t want him it hav eto think about sharks in tha way.
so what about Lord of eth Rings? is that scary for under 10s? He's watched all of those since last year and loves them but how does that compare for scare power against Jaws?
(BTW we always do the music when playing 'sharks' at swimming - you know 'deh-deh deh-deh deh-deh deh-deh deh-deh'!)
Jaws isn't scary anymore. I'm sorry. Children are so used to real action and incredible effects that it just all looks really dated. My ds loves Lord of the Rings, was far more interested in Indiana Jones, and only wanted to see it at all because I said it was scary - which he mocked me for later
I dunno if Indiana is scarier than Jaws or the other way round. I've never been scared of either and neither has DD, well not in a bad way at least. They were the only two I could think of that were considered by many too old for DD but that she loves if that makes sense? If I can get a copy of Gremlins I'll show her that too, she'd love it.
I can't think of anything else similar though and I'm not about to go down the route of real horror films just yet. SAW V will be watched by me alone!
My 11 year old has just watched jaws at school due to school curriculum ..... if pg should they not gain parental permission before viewing???? he now has a book to read where 2 boys stab a teacher at school and descriptive literature about a hitcher who murders ... really ... what is the purpose and expected outcome of this english eductation .... I am furious and very concerned ...
I think I was about 10 or 11 when I first saw Jaws - I was fine with the shark but that bit where the dead guy pops out of the underwater shipwreck terrified the life out of me!! The image stayed in my head for years weeks.