Some adoption groups are up in arms about Orphan, a new evil kid film about to be released by Warner Bros.
The trailer looks pretty standard for studio scare fare. Shame about the hackneyed "Boo!" at the end. I think we can do without a nutcase jumping out from under a sheet for the ten thousandth time. Still, I'll be there to catch it. I have a soft spot for pint-sized menaces (as long as they're not family).
The studio has been forced to retract some of their original advertising for the film in order to pacify these pathetic whiners. They are concerned that the representation of the "orphan" in the film will cast an unfortunate light on "adopted children" and the process of adopting.
It's a legitimate concern -- if you're a five year old retard.
If prospective parents are persuaded (by this movie) that an orphan they are considering adopting is likely to turn totally evil before it hits puberty, they are much too stupid to adopt children, anyway, and should be kicked childless to the curb.
In a sense, the film is performing a public service by helping to identify brain dead couples whose judgment is as sound as Michael Jackson hanging a baby over a balcony.
With Eden Lake, The Children, Plague Town, and Orphan, killer kids are hot right now.
This will be hot, too, thanks to over-sensitive adoption groups. Way to go, guys, and thanks for the free PR!