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Movies you watched and loved as a child only to re-watch and hate as an adult

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I love watching Disney classics with my kids. The Pixar movies and Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King and Little Mermaid are in pretty heavy rotation at my house and for the most part, they're all unbelievable films.

    Lately, I've been trying to show them some of the classics. They loved Jungle Book, the animated 101 Dalmatians, Snow White, Peter Pan and Bambi.

    Yesterday, we watched Pinocchio.

    Other than 10 minutes at the beginning, holy shit does this movie suck. Nothing like I remembered it as a kid. My 3-year-old gave me a look as if to say, "What the fuck is this shit? Daddy, put The Incredibles back on."

    I've noticed this with a couple other Disney classics. Dumbo does not hold up very well, but it's not terrible.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Does liking the Ewoks as a child, but hating them now count?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I thought Pinocchio looked really good on the screen. I even saw a restored version in the theater 15 or so years ago.

    I kind of like that story for some reason. I'm a sucker for Jiminy Cricket, I guess.
  4. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    I always hated the Ewoks. Fracking muppets. No way in hell could a tribe of primitive muppets take out "a legion of my best troops." My thought when I was kid was "If those were your best troops...."

    E.T. doesn't work for me anymore. Neither does Gremlins. How can a bunch of little punk-rock green creatures cause
    THAT much trouble? A few competent folks exercising their second amendment rights could've taken care of those things in a nice neat 30 minute episode. Watched it on TV and could only think "Phoebe Cates in a bikini would TOTALLY salvage this film."
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    In a bikini while it's snowing? Which is more believable then? Gremlins or her in a two-piece romping in the snow? :D
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Howard The Duck is complete trash. I felt robbed 20 years later.
  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    The old cartoon version of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." I remember loving that as a kid, and before the live-action movie came out a few years ago I rented it. Sucktastic.
  8. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Stuff like this is part of why I don't plan on having kids. One, I'll have no reason to rent kids' movies. Two, I can remember how enthralled I was by those movies without disappointing myself now.
  9. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Dumbo. I watched that movie countless time when I was a child, but I watched it again with my baby cousin was over visiting with her aunt for the afternoon. I'm sitting here thinking, "What is this garbage?"
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Home Alone.

    The movie was essentially a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon without Acme Corporation products and painted-on tunnels. You'd think the bad guys would have been knocked unconscious somewhere along the way.
  11. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Very, very true. A paint can upside the head would knock any man unconscious regardless of who it is. These guys were getting right back up as if they were just bitch-slapped rather than having been nailed with a paint can.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Oh, man. I forgot about that one. I hope it airs on HBO sometime. When An American Tail did, I almost wet myself.
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