Hubby and I went to see "Les Miserables" at our nearby multiplex last night and walked into the lobby to see this 8-foot poster advertising the new movie, "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters." I couldn't believe it.
What the hell kind of message is that sending to the little kids that come through their doors on their way to seeing a "G" or even "PG" movie? Millions of school children have heard about Sandy Hook and wondered if it could happen to them. They don't need this kind of promo in their little faces--and neither do their parents.
OK, if some movie producer has figured out a way to make a buck off crap like this, well, this is America. But to display this violent riff on a fairy tale so blatantly and so soon after Sandy Hook (and while we are undergoing a national debate about gun violence and gun control) just seems wrong. Legal, yep, but wrong.
Wonder what gun advocates in Congress and the NRA would have to say about this... What do you think?