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Childhood movies ruined by rewatch

  • 12-06-2019 2:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    What movie did you remember fondly from your childhood only to realise that they are rubbish after rewatching them when you are older?

    Mac and me is an example that I can think of.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ caff


    Labyrinth - rewatched and cannot unsee the number of Bowie crotch shots...


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    caff wrote: »
    Labyrinth - rewatched and cannot unsee the number of Bowie crotch shots...
    Yep, its not as good as you remember.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,758 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Labyrinth stands the test of time, it's still great. While the Goonies is still good it doesn't evoke the same feelings it did when I watched it over and over as a kid.

    DARYL is not great, I think the draw in the 80s was that it had computer games.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    Any nineties flick starring Martin Lawrence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    The goonies definitely has lost something with the passing of time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭ joe40


    "Top gun" was definitely better in my memory than after a rewatch.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,030 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    I found The Goonies and Labrynth were still brilliant.

    Masters of the Universe however....re-watching that was a mistake though it is pretty entertaining how bad it actually is in places.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 947 ✭✭✭ Phileas Frog


    Basic Instinct


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭ KungPao


    Haven’t rewatched but read that The Neverending Story now is a depressing boring turd of a film, but as a kid I remember it being weird but great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 iwilldare


    The Omen. Terrifying as a child, absolute dung nowadays.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭ el Fenomeno


    Any nineties flick starring Martin Lawrence.

    Ugh, I remember when I was younger I used to think Big Momma's House and Blue Streak were 2 of the funniest films ever made.

    I rewatched them recently and not sure what I was thinking. I guess my humour has changed since then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,155 ✭✭✭ maximoose


    I rewatch The Goonies all the time, still think it's great....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    iwilldare wrote: »
    The Omen. Terrifying as a child, absolute dung nowadays.

    I still like it.

    Its the scene in Windsor Safari Park that scared me the most - and it still does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,368 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    Star Wars. The first movie is slow by modern standards and some of the dialogue is terrible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ caff


    loyatemu wrote: »
    Star Wars. The first movie is slow by modern standards and some of the dialogue is terrible.

    Cheesy wipe transitions between scenes


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    loyatemu wrote: »
    Star Wars. The first movie is slow by modern standards and some of the dialogue is terrible.

    I never saw it as a child and watched it for the first time as an adult, a few Christmas's ago.

    I must admit, I couldnt really see what the fuss was about!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    roger rabbit doesn't hold your interest these days.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,299 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    redmgar wrote: »
    roger rabbit doesn't hold your interest these days.

    Was Jessica that held mine :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,642 ✭✭✭ Cork_exile


    redmgar wrote: »
    Yep, its not as good as you remember.

    The movie or the crotch?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ BailMeOut


    caff wrote: »
    Cheesy wipe transitions between scenes

    the newer Star Wars films still use these wipe transitions which turned out to be quite difficult to replicate using modern technology.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    Cork_exile wrote: »
    The movie or the crotch?

    I dont think we should be using this thread to cast aspersions on Bowies crotch.

    I myself have always found it to be acceptable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,642 ✭✭✭ Cork_exile


    ....... wrote: »
    I dont think we should be using this thread to cast aspersions on Bowies crotch.

    I myself have always found it to be acceptable.


    Just so we clear that up. The Bowie shall not be diminished:D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,338 ✭✭✭✭ Zeek12


    ....... wrote: »
    I still like it.

    Its the scene in Windsor Safari Park that scared me the most - and it still does.

    Yip, that scene is spooky.

    The nanny, Mrs. Baylock is also quite creepy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,046 ✭✭✭ pauliebdub


    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a big favourite of mine as a child but having watched it lately realise it hasnt aged particularly well. Its very violent for a family film and Kate Capshaws character is annoying as hell.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    pauliebdub wrote: »
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a big favourite of mine as a child but having watched it lately realise it hasnt aged particularly well. Its very violent for a family film and Kate Capshaws character is annoying as hell.

    Aye, Raiders of the Lost Ark aged better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭ xieann


    Pinocchio

    Gippetto, FFS. How he survived so long. Forest Hump is a scholar in comparison.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    caff wrote: »
    Cheesy wipe transitions between scenes
    That's a defining characteristic of a Star Wars movie, whether it's cheesy or not.

    Watched both The Goonies and Labyrinth with my kids recently and they really liked them. Though today the sexual undertones in Labyrinth would never be let out a studio door in these days of ensuring nobody is offended.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,318 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pinkypinky


    Dades wrote: »
    Though today the sexual undertones in Labyrinth would never be let out a studio door in these days of ensuring nobody is offended.

    I loved and still love Labyrinth, but you have to admit that the Goblin King is creeping on a vulnerable teenager...

    Genealogy Forum Mod



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,422 ✭✭✭ theteal


    Any of the Police Academy films. . . :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,678 ✭✭✭ MAJJ


    Flight of the navigator
    Short Circuit

    Hate to admit that as loved them both as a kid.


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