leafman343 wrote:I haven't seen the film, was it Sam that murdered the children? To me that would be the important part. If he did then I might be leery of buying the figure, but it also depends on how much of a plot point killing them is. If it is minor and in the film he murders adults as well, then he is an indiscriminate killer and it isn't a big deal. If it is the focus of the film, then no, I would feel like buying the action figure is in some way supporting the murder of children.
Look at another way, do you have any problems with owning a Freddy Krueger figure? He primarily kills teenagers in his films, which are typically considered to still be children.
If I remember correctly it was some young children that he killed, it's kind of crucial to the plot point when it happened. The rest of the movie is teenagers & adults dying.
I was always a huge Friday the 13th fan. For the most part it was teenagers that were dying because the counselors were at the camp partying weeks early before the kids got there. But then came Jason Lives part 6. They thought Jason was dead for good & opened the camp back up. Of course at the beginning of the movie he rose from the grave & went back to what he knows, camp crystal lake. My Dad took me to see the movie in the theater & I'll never forget the scene where the kids are sleeping in their beds & Jason is walking through their cabin. The one little girl is still awake & sees him. I always wondered why a heartless killing machine like Jason never killed the kids in that scene. I guess they had guidelines set about that back then in movies. In the 2000's that must have changed since the kids died in Trick or Treat. It's just more of a statement about what our society is becoming in general if you ask me? I swear the world was a better place bitd.
Now as for the figure.
I never knew they even made him!!!! Now I must get him. If you are serious about not owning him because of what happened in the movie, I will gladly take him off your hands.
I have no problems buying a figure because of something that happened in the movie. Because after all it's just a movie & not real. The only problem I really have on buying figures is anything mattel. Since they are a company with no morals that deceives & lies to their fan base on a regular basis!