Kids and grown-ups have very different opinions and tastes. Anyone who has a tween or a teenager in their house knows exactly what I mean. Sometimes, we grown-ups “just don’t get it.” (How many times have you heard that before?)
A boy by the name of Cole McNamara saw the movie “Van Helsing” and didn’t understand why it got such a bad rap from the movie critics. He told his mom that he wished kids could have a place to go and give their own opinions of movies.
- By having kids type up their own reviews to movies, it’s forcing them to use sills they’ve learned from school: spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, and word choice.
- It sparks kids creativity, and forces them to go beyond just a “a good movie” kind of review. They’re writing more, and better, because of it.
- It teaches them that even though something looks good, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is. (ie A good trailer doesn’t necessarily mean a good movie.) This is a lesson that all kids should learn and utilize in their lives.
I also love that there are “Parent Reviews” on the site. Parents can share “red-flag” content in G, PG, and PG-13 movies. It’s not to review if the movie is good or not, but simply to help parents determine if a movie is appropriate for their children.
All in all, KidsPickFlicks.com is a great resource for kids, parents, and anyone else who wants a kid’s honest and genuine opinion of a movie.
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Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of Much and House Public Relations on behalf of KidsPickFlicks.com. I was not compensated for this post in any way. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.