So last week I took DD (4 in March) to see the good dinosaur at the Cinemas. It was her first time and she loved it.
But prior to the movie they played a short mini movie, which was a cartoon but it was very loud and scary (a boy trying to defeat 3 loud and scary characters who were flying around and producing smoke and clearly upsetting and scaring the little boy (character) in the movie), definitely not appropriate for a 3 year old. Coincidentally DD has started having nightmares since that day.
The movie was rated G and the shorts for the movie showed it was suitable for my DD but the mini movie beforehand would have been PG rated and I believe I inappropriate for a 3 (almost 4) year old.
So 1. Do you think it's inappropriate to show something scary for 5 minute prior to a G rated kids cartoon?
And 2. Would you complain to the cinema?
I just don't see why they had to play it before the movie. It wasn't a movie preview, it wasn't dinosaur related, it was totally random.