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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.42
    Originally posted by Zundian in another thread:
    Oh brother, you called it. I just recently got a twinge of nostalgia for Superman III (first I was old enough to see in the theatre) and watched it again. Dear lord, the only good thing was Chris Reeve flexing his acting chops during the evil-Superman scenes.
That inspired me, because I had a chance to watch THE NEVERENDING STORY a couple of days ago, and I couldn't for the life of me remember why I loved that movie so much in the first place. No word of a lie, I turned it off halfway through because I thought it sucked so badly.

So, I guess the question above is self-explanatory: THinking of the movies everyone's watched over the course of their childhoods...are there any movies that you loved then that you now?

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Ice Pirates.

I LOVED that movie when I was like 8. It was the first tape we ever rented from Erols. Beta, even. I wasn't supposed to watch it but did with my older brother and his friends. We all laughed at the crude humor, sexual jokes, and all around silly goings on.

I got the DVD a couple years ago and boy did it suck. It was slow, unfunny, and just short. We were so glad it was over. That really upset me too, because I had such great memories of it and literally didn't see it in about 20 years.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Ice Pirates.

    I LOVED that movie when I was like 8. It was the first tape we ever rented from Erols. Beta, even. I wasn't supposed to watch it but did with my older brother and his friends. We all laughed at the crude humor, sexual jokes, and all around silly goings on.

    I got the DVD a couple years ago and boy did it suck. It was slow, unfunny, and just short. We were so glad it was over. That really upset me too, because I had such great memories of it and literally didn't see it in about 20 years.



I wanted to see Ice Pirates so badly when I was a kid, that when my mom told me I couldn't go with a friend of mine, I tore the two dollar bills I had saved for admission in half lengthwise. In front of her. I don't think I ever saw her so angry, until a few years later when one of my older brothers tracked grease onto the new carpeting we had gotten a week early.

I still have never seen it to this day.

I was scared to death of The Dark Crystal when I was a kid (the beetle things freaked me out) when I rented it ten years later, I fell asleep during it.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.35
Ladyhawk

To be honest, I actually still like the movie, but I just can't ignore the horrible 80's synth soundtrack to enjoy it. I mean they released Legend on DVD with a new score, why can't they do that with Ladyhawk?
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
    Originally posted by Lise
    Ladyhawk

    To be honest, I actually still like the movie, but I just can't ignore the horrible 80's synth soundtrack to enjoy it. I mean they released Legend on DVD with a new score, why can't they do that with Ladyhawk?

The Princess Bride has that same kind of score. I still love it, though.
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Popeye the Movie. I used to insist on watching it every Saturday right after the cartoons were over, but now it's just a little too annoying a musical for me.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.23

jaws 3 in 3d. it was a double feature with the twilight zone movie (which is still great) so i saw it several times. i think that the 3d effects and the fact i was 11 were the only reasons i thought it warranted merit.




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Since: 21.11.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.71
E.T.

(ducks in fear)

Let me explain!!

When I saw ET as a kid, I loved it. It made me cry at the end and I thanked GOD the theater was dark so my family would not see my tears. I did not see it again until 10 years later. And by then, I was 25 and mostly commented about how poor the production was and how it needed to be re-made with better special effects. I could not beleive I loved this movie.

But then, a year ago, I sat down with my kids and watched it with them (I am 40 now). And I saw the joy and wonderment on their faces and I looked past the 80s production and effects and appreciated the movie for the story it told. At the end, we were all welling up and cheering for Elliot and ET to escape the "bad men".

So, yes, I loved and then hated ET. But I love it again.





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American Anthem.

As bad as it sounds, this movie actually inspired me when I was younger, similar to how Rocky got me all riled up. Now, OMG, what a freaking' cheeseball of a movie.
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Howard the Duck. I guess the novelty of a talking duck in a human world really enterained me when I was a kid. But seeing it a year ago and now trying to understand the storyline gave me a HUGE headache. Well, that and Lea Thompson's hair. Either way, I can't come close to wanting to watch it again as a adult.



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MegaForce. OK I didn't love it but I thought it was cool. Then I saw it about 5 years ago. The mayor from Spin City is not a bad ass. The horrible uniforms. Dirt bikes and dune buggies defeating tanks. Dirt bikes that can fly. There were other problems but those are the major ones.




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No retreat, No surrender. Jean Claude Van Dam at his finest.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
    Originally posted by MisterHenderson
    No retreat, No surrender. Jean Claude Van Dam at his finest.


Heh, I could put just about any Van Damme movie on the list. I loved his movies, but now? EH

But I'll nominate Beastmaster. One of those ones that was good the five hundred times it was on TBS when I was a kid, but watching it nowadays is tough.
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Since: 17.8.06
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
Well I wasn't a kid but.....

No Way Out

I loved that movie and thought it was so clever. I saw it about a year ago and almost cried it was so horrible. The cheesy 80's hair, clothes, music, the "Twist" ending.....



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
Cannonball run. I used to think that Dom DeLuise was so funny. Now, I don't.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by MUTigermask
    Heh, I could put just about any Van Damme movie on the list. I loved his movies, but now? EH


DUDE! What about BLOODSPORT?

As for me, THE DARK CRYSTAL. When I saw it like two decades ago, I loved it. I rewatched it a couple of years ago and I just couldn't get into it. It was kinda boring and the puppets were very subpar for a Henson production.

OH YEAH! ...and KRULL! What the fuck did I see in THAT fucking movie. God damn it's awful.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by MisterHenderson
    No retreat, No surrender. Jean Claude Van Dam at his finest.

I just watched Kickboxer again last week.

It still holds up as an AWESOME movie.

When I was young I thought "Amazing Grace and Chuck" was a profound movie.

I am not proud of that.



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