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Old 08-17-04, 07:30 AM
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Alien Vs. Predator Claims Its First Victim

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Northeast....ap/index.html

The real question that arose for me after reading this tragic story was what parents in their right mind take a 3-year old to "Alien Vs. Predator"? I guess Collateral was sold out!
Old 08-17-04, 07:33 AM
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Misleading subject header. He choked on popcorn, it would have happened regardless of the film he was in.
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The real question that arose for me after reading this tragic story was what parents in their right mind take a 3-year old to "Alien Vs. Predator"? I guess Collateral was sold out!
Oh please. AVP is PG-13. I remember seeing tons of small children at Texas Chainsaw, Freddy Vs. Jason, and other gore fests.

Talk about being a drama queen.
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Re: Alien Vs. Predator Claims Its First Victim

Originally posted by Shannon Nutt

The real question that arose for me after reading this tragic story was what parents in their right mind take a 3-year old to "Alien Vs. Predator"?
A: Bad parents.

Still, tragic for the family.
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Countdown until the lawsuit for not having proper warning labels on the popcorn tubs.

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Old 08-17-04, 09:35 AM
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Poor kid

But yes... AvP in it's watered down PG-13ness is fine for most kidlets (though I'm not a fan of having them sharing a theater with me....grrr).

Hell.... my 3 & 4 year old nephews love horror movies. They're currently in love with Jaws & Freddy Krueger.
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It wasn't AvP's fault that the kid has sucky parents. Don't blame movies, blame the parents!
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I am very sad for the parents. AvP's appropriateness for the kid aside, this just sucks. As for me, I would have used my battlefield-first-aid training to do a Leatherman™ tracheotomy on the child, using one of those massive straws AMC provides to maintain the airway.
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I'll admit that the first thing that I thought of when I read this earlier on CNN was what the hell a three year old is doing watching Alien vs Predator, but regardless, it is a tragedy. Most parents I know don't allow their kids popcorn until they are about five, because of the choking hazzard.

As for these parents, if they had to spring for $20 to get a babysitter instead of taking the child with them, he would still be alive.
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Originally posted by johnglass
Countdown until the lawsuit for not having proper warning labels on the popcorn tubs.

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That better not happen, but it probably will

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Old 08-17-04, 12:07 PM
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How sad for the child and his parents.

Does this mean that 2004 is the year of killer movies?
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Popcorn is a rough food to eat, I still choke on it sometimes. I would never let a 3 year old have any.
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At the AVP screening I was at, a family wheeled in a baby in a baby stroller. They gave him corn on the cob.
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Originally posted by Seantn
Oh please. AVP is PG-13. I remember seeing tons of small children at Texas Chainsaw, Freddy Vs. Jason, and other gore fests.
Originally posted by pdjennings
But yes... AvP in it's watered down PG-13ness is fine for most kidlets . . .

Hell.... my 3 & 4 year old nephews love horror movies. They're currently in love with Jaws & Freddy Krueger.
I'm beginning to find this more disturbing than the actal story . . .
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Originally posted by Seantn
At the AVP screening I was at, a family wheeled in a baby in a baby stroller. They gave him corn on the cob.
They have corn on the cob at your theater?
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Originally posted by Seantn
Oh please. AVP is PG-13. I remember seeing tons of small children at Texas Chainsaw, Freddy Vs. Jason, and other gore fests.

Talk about being a drama queen.
How is that being a drama queen? Don't know if you have kids or not but you'd take a 3 year old to Freddy vs Jason or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Kinda makes me hope you don't have kids..

As for the story, tragic accident...
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Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
I am very sad for the parents. AvP's appropriateness for the kid aside, this just sucks. As for me, I would have used my battlefield-first-aid training to do a Leatherman™ tracheotomy on the child, using one of those massive straws AMC provides to maintain the airway.
While a good idea, I imagine it's a lot more difficult to do that to a 3 year old than an adult.

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