Swearing neither enhances the dialogue nor propels the story
This weekend, I took my kids to see Avengers – Age of Ultron. Although I knew that the violence and scary scenes might be a little much for a six year old, I allowed my nostalgic love for comics to rule.
The first word of dialogue was “Shit!”
It set the tone for a running gag that was peppered with phrases like “kick your ass” and “son of a bitch“. It seamed as though the only other person who objected was Captain America.
But truth be told – it really bothered me. My nine year old daughter and I talked about it at length at bedtime. It bothered her too.