Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective.
My wife and I have this argument about how long our son is allowed to have “screen time,” which we define as any time in front of a tablet, laptop, phone, or TV. I'd like to watch the MLB package with the little fella, but he's still too young. For kids under 18 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no screen time. For kids past the toddler stage, the APP recommends limiting screen time to two hours.
The kids in the Let's Be Evil trailer blatantly ignore this well-meaning advice. And look at what happens! Actually, I'm not sure exactly what happens. According to this trailer, some college students are sent to the top of a building and are instructed to give some little kids a pair of wearable technology. Then all hell breaks loose.
Why? Unclear but it looks like the kids have turned bad. I mean, Someone is making the elevator go up and down a lot. Someone is leaving cryptic messages on computer screens. Someone has created a strange lighting design. And this is why we have to limit screen time, especially in the form of wearables, which are fashion faux pas writ large. No one really likes it when a person displays how busy they are by wearing something that shows off they are constantly connected to the internet like a hospital patient is to a catheter. No one likes those people. Look at this trailer: toddlers who wear Google Glass immediately turn into douchebags. That's pretty damning.
So it turns out my wife is right about screen time. We all want to be connected but let's try to tamp it down. We don't need to walk around with Robocop vision, do we? Let's Be Evil recommends you stay away from all that nonsense, lest you end up walking down a multicolored, fluorescent hallway with vague threats surrounding you. You know what? I hear you, Let's Be Evil. And thank you.