There is no such thing anymore as a mass-marketed children's film.

Sure, 'Despicable Me' hits theaters this weekend and, I'm sure that in a review we'll read or hear the phrase, "The kids will love it, and there's plenty in there for the parents, too." This, or a version of that sentence, pops up a lot in critics' reviews of animated films -- to the point that it has become a cliche. Well, of course. Parents are the people who bring the kids to the theaters, and if parents aren't enjoying what they're paying for, they're going to leave the kids at home and see something like 'Predators' (most definitely NOT a movie for children) instead. In this context, do "children's movies" still exist?
categories Hot Topic, Summer Movies