Children of the Corn (1984) [Source]
What kid in science fiction would you most want to tell "you need to stop"? This week, on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Larry Wilmore, Anne-Marie Johnson, Deborah Tillman and Pete Dominick discussed spanking and the community's role in disciplining children. Wilmore asked, "Can you just be in a store, as a parent, and you see a kid doing something wrong, is it OK to tell that kid 'you need to stop'?

Kids like that creepy kid from Children of the Corn, or that weird white faced kid in Dark City? Maybe they're not bad, but just annoying like Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace or Harley Keener from Iron Man 3?

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Have you ever watched a movie or show and thought, "That kid needs some discipline!" Who was it and why?

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Which kid in science fiction deserved some discipline?

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can't think of too many science fiction movies with annoying kids. The boy in Tremors needed an attitude adjustment. So did the boy in War of the Worlds.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good call Alex. That boy was the king of back talk.

jeremy [retro] said...

Oh... the remake of the "EARTH STOOD STILL" the boy in that never had to really learn his lesson... you would tell him something and he did the total opposite. Star Trek 2009... Young Kirk and Spock both needed a woopin'. the young snotty kid in Iron Man III, yeah him too. Any of the Robins from the Batman films... Bill and Ted.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great ones Jeremy and we'll extend the age to include Bill and Ted.

MedeiaSharif said...

No titles pop into my head, but yes I've watched things and thought that the characters needed to be disciplined. They're so annoying, but add great tension.


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