Beyond what we believe as entertaining, there are far more effects in watching fantasy movies. The idea comes to my mind after this nephew of mine were both kidding and playing children games yesterday. And at the age of four, I didn’t expect that those words will come out of his mouth.
I am aware that he is watching over me when I am reading. And I actually believe that it interests him also because he kept on staring at the cover of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book that I am reading on the couch every time I have my leisure hours. When I notice him that he was alone in the corner, sad and bored, I invited him to play with me. I even offered him to play children’s game if he wanted.
I was just shocked when he said he now truly understands what Harry Potter feels. He added that it is hard to be alone, to be dejected and has no friends at all to play with. I laughed at him some kind of drama but I halted for a while and this idea came to me. How did this four-year-old kid know about Harry Potter? Well, I realized that I have forgotten that I used to tell him stories about Harry Potter every bedtime.
I believe that fantasy movies, like Harry Potter and the like, should consider the viewers, most especially the children who are watching it. Directors should be sensitive to the lines, the values rendered and the effects of this on the minds of the audience.
Media is a potent source of influencing the minds of those who still budding at their age. Therefore, there should have a strict restriction in using foul terms and language, a keen evaluation of scenes and plot and most of all, it has to give value worth to emulate, a value that each of child should possess and if not should inspire to follow.
And with this, I am convinced to bring my nephew to watch the upcoming movie of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.