Christian music publication Breathecast has an interesting article on actress Kristin Scott Thomas, who says that she would not let her 12-year-old son watch her new film, "Only God Forgives." That makes sense. In the article she also laments about video games and their evil influence on young people.
Only God Forgives was released in theaters last month. Kristin Scott Thomas stars in the film alongside Ryan Gosling. In the film Thomas plays the mother of a drug smuggler who asks her son to avenge the death of his brother.
"I found [her film] incredibly violent, and I was very disturbed by the fact that in France it was given the official seal of approval that any child over the age of 12 could see it. That was just the producer wanting to make more money, but it was irresponsible. There is no way my 12-year-old son would see that film," said Thomas in an interview with Hunger magazine.
The 54-year-old English actress also took aim at modern day video games such as Grand Theft Auto V and the latest Saints Row game.
"I've seen with my own eyes that more than 20 minutes in front of a screen playing a game is very bad for children," Thomas told the publication.
"It's because they have this idea that they're all powerful, and that they're running the world when they're playing this game, and they find it hard to relate to authority after that. I've found that with my own children. They can't stand being frustrated because they can't do this or that, but a few minutes before their thumbs were ruling the world."
Opinion: Obviously as a parent Thomas has a right to limit her children's consumption of violent media and she's entitled to her opinions on their adverse affects. We just hope that she, along with other parents, use the ratings systems for movies, television, music, and video games to make informed decisions and avoids paying too much attention to media that has less of a clue than the average non-gaming parent does...