After a full day of bike riding (kinda – I got called to work about an hour into the ride), swimming (yes, the water was freezing but we did swim), and playing, Stephanie and I took Zander to see “Open Season” last night. It’s a cartoon about a domesticated bear that saves a deer from being slaughtered by a hunter before open hunting season begins. It started out great – it was funny and Zander was glued to the big screen. Then out of nowhere, Stephanie and I both look at each other and say “Did he just say Orgy?”
I’m not a stickler for strictness as many religious are. I am likely too relaxed in my view habits when it comes to Zander, but this was like getting hit in the head with a fast ball while at a fishing event; completely unexpected and unnecessary. Boog, the bear, is completely trashing a convenience store with Elliot, the dear. It’s a cartoon – I’m not ranting about the fact that they broke into a store and started trashing the place. I’m not upset that they were binging on stolen candy – again it’s a cartoon and I wouldn’t expect a bear loose in a convenience store to do anything else. But when Boog opens the cash register, grabs the cash, throws it into the air and yells ‘Orgy’ – I was shocked. This is a cartoon! A kids movie, right?
OK – I understand the definition of the word included “any act of immoderate indulgence” and this sugar binge qualifies as such, but IT’S A CARTOON! The denotation of the word may be correct, but its connotation is sexual in nature and I just didn’t expect to hear it in a CARTOON. Am I over reacting here?
I thought, maybe I heard it wrong. So I jumped online and did a quick search. I only found one site that mentioned the incident at all – it was http://www.screenit.com/movies/2006/open_season.html. Do they list it under “Profanity” – no. Maybe under “Sex / Nudity” – nope. Although they do seem to think that ‘smooth and creamy’ is likely referring to a woman more than a candy bar???? No – It’s listed under “Imitative Behavior” with quotes like “Sweet”, “Dang”, and “Cornflake”. Is it just me, or is something wrong with this picture?