I can't watch movies where animals get hurt

Since I was pretty much in Pampers I have been attached to animals and I hate, I mean HATE to see an animal hurt. Beauty and the Beast for example. Think back to when the Beast is fighting off the wolves, well when they start making that yelping noise, I tear up!

So it's pretty much always been like that... And a week ago my boyfriend and I were watching the Dark Crystal (I'd never seen it before but it was one of his favorites as a kid). Alright, we are watching this movie and Kierra (or whatever) calls over these um... Landstrollers? And they agree to take her and whatever his name is to the castle to destroy the crystal. Well they're almost at the castle and they are attacked. This bitch Kierra jumps off one and leaves the landstrollers to fend for themselves and they get killed Happy Well that pissed me off. My boyfriend thinks its kind of funny and tells me no other creatures die. So I agree to watch the rest.

Towards the end, this cute little almost dog thing that Kierra has tries to help her and that guy from this Skexy thing. And this Skexy tosses Fizzgigg (the cute dog thing) into a fiery pit of doom and that little bitch and her bitch friend do nothing about it. Poor Fizzgigg :'( So I start complaining hardcore like I usually do. "What a bitch! I swear, if someone tried to throw my dog into a pit of fire you best believe I'd smash their face into a bloody pulp! She better do something! Go in there after Fizzgigg! Fizzgigg risks his life for her and she's not going to even shed a tear!" and my boyfriend is laying next to me chuckling up a storm. "It's so cute that you love animals that much but it's just a movie!" I know, but I can't help it. Even if it's a cartoon I get so sad!!
Thankfully at the end of the movie though Fizzgigg is alive, he's like clinging onto this pole thing for dear life and is saved by Agra? I was like "YESSSS! FIZZGIGG IS ALIVE!"

I'm probably pissing off the Dark Crystal fans but that's how I am! I can't be the only person out there that's like that though, right?

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6 replies since 10th November 2011 • Last reply 10th November 2011

Uhh- I think you missed the larger picture and focused too much on the small things.

If it makes you feel better, no muppets were harmed in the making of The Dark Crystal.

Also really? You've never seen The Dark Crystal before? I fear to ask if you've even seen Labyrinth or Legends or any other amazing movie worth watching before.

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I can watch animations where animals get hurt, but I can't stand the "based on a true story" films where animals get hurt, like that new dolphin movie that I saw the trailer for the other day. I had to bury my head in my boyfriend's shoulder because I couldn't stand seeing the dolphin without a tail..

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haha I know it's ridiculous but that's how I am :/

I grew up under my Nanny and Poppy's house and they were pretty strict and religious so I wasn't allowed to watch anything remotely considered scary or ungodly so I missed out on a lot of movies... I couldn't read Harry Potter or the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe until my Nanny passed and I was shipped off to live with my mom. But my boyfriend has made it a point to get me into everything that I missed out on. So I actually have Labyrinth! He found it at Goodwill, asked if I had seen it, scoffed when I told him no and shoved it toward checkout.

I cannot watch the cruelty to animals awareness commercials, every time I catch a glimpse it's instant water works.

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Omg, my parents are EXACTLY the same. I'm treated like a prisoner because I'm the only person in my entire family that isn't a christian. I have no freedom whatsoever. By freedom here I mean I can't express my religious beliefs, wear the clothes I like or even read the books I like.

My boyfriend also make a point of it to show me everything I missed out on. I think the part that was the worst for me, is my parents were always religious but never had an issue with things like Harry Potter (which has been my obsession since I was 10) until we moved here. They BURNT everything that was ever important to me because they went on some crazy religious camp where they were told that almost everything they let us read, watch an play were "evil"

Sorry I'm completely off the original topic, but you are the only other person I have ever even heard of who has parents similar to mine. It feels nice to know I'm not the only one (as I have thought for the past 6 years)

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haha no! I loved my grandparents, they took care of me until they both passed away. But they let themselves get brainwashed by their preacher. I mean, they let me wear jeans and play with boys and watch certain disney movies. But I totally get where you are coming from!

My mom is religous but she gets into her fits too.

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Rawr.Rawr same here im an atheist in an all chrsitian family and im hated by half my family for it. My sister is simular i dislike the real life ones but 99% of films no animals are harmed so its special effects. The animals are paid in food and treated well theyre famous actors in their own rights half the time. There are plenty of non nasty films usually the ones with humans only and any g rated kids fims especially pre 2005 disnye wihcih is niceynice and censored a bit the ones with some scenes may frighten young children how ever arent as nice half the time

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