Let’s make the Case: of the most bizarre movies ever made for kids
Make the Case is trying something new this month. The column has expanded from 5 movies up to 7. We’ll see what happens. We may switch between numbers that are most comfortable for us. It’s impossible to know. The world is madness.
Is it possible that today’s kids, or youths, are getting this weird and wonderful stuff from their movies? While it may not matter, there was a time when people made and released films that were supposedly for children. Many of these movies were allegedly targeted at those under 15. Studio attention is not as thorough with these films today, whether it’s darker themes or the shared vision of all involved.
It doesn’t appear that many movies are suitable for a whole family. They also don’t want to explore depth in how these themes are presented and examined visually. This is not a problem. However, a part of my nostalgia can be triggered by seeing the movies promoted to children in the present.
This is what I am referring to this month, my nostalgia. While I am looking for something to yell at, these are 7 of my favorite movies about kids I found strange when they were first shown to me and still do in the present.
For this issue of Make the Case, will “weird”” also mean “good””
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Spy Kids (2001).
Spy Kids may be the most commercially successful and accessible movie we cover. IIt’sjust as bizarre and chaotic as any Robert Rodriguez movie.
it’s great idea for an action movie. Two children (Daryl Sabara & Alexa PenaVega) become super spies to save their parents (Antonio Banderas & Carla Gugino). Although this could have been a bland, entertaining entertainment, Rodriquez and those he surrounded himself with would not have appreciated it. Spy Kids may not be the most profound movie, but it is filled with too much love and charm to be considered empty.
This movie is even a kid-friendly film that can make you feel lost if you watch it many years later than you did when you were a child. Spy Kids 2 also features a scene where Steve Buscemi discusses the nature of God. Although iit’sbeen recited and mutilated to death, it’s actually not the most bizarre thing in this extraordinary series. You can watch the entire franchise.