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(Buzzfeed)   Were all the movies you loved as a kid actually awful? Well, if you were a kid in the 80s then yes, they were   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 213
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2013-07-13 08:24:35 AM
Can't say I loved any of those.

And my favorite movie as a young teen is still my favorite today: Apocalypse Now! Hardly an awful movie.
 
2013-07-13 08:45:45 AM
Okay, Hook is still entertaining.  The rest of those movies always sucked.

/Bangarang!
 
2013-07-13 09:02:23 AM
Weren't most of those movies from the mid 90s?
 
2013-07-13 09:02:32 AM
fark you! The Last Starfighter still owns.
 
2013-07-13 09:02:41 AM
ww2.hdnux.com
 
2013-07-13 09:03:41 AM
Also, Kevin Smith movies are a lot like libertarianism. It is nothing to be ashamed of to be into as a kid/teen but you should outgrown when you're an adult.
 
2013-07-13 09:04:48 AM
9. Hook

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/At least I would've, if it wasn't placed second-to-last...
 
2013-07-13 09:06:02 AM
You don't get to tell me what I like.
 
2013-07-13 09:12:00 AM
shiatfeed
 
2013-07-13 09:12:24 AM

Carth: Weren't most of those movies from the mid 90s?


Yes, almost all of them.  There were plenty of bad movies from the 80s, but tardmitter can't keep his decades straight.
 
2013-07-13 09:12:45 AM
Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
 
2013-07-13 09:14:59 AM

mcnguyen: Carth: Weren't most of those movies from the mid 90s?

Yes, almost all of them.  There were plenty of bad movies from the 80s, but tardmitter can't keep his decades straight.


The only movie on that list that came from the eighties was Newsies.
 
2013-07-13 09:15:44 AM
I think subby meant to say born in the 80's, meaning you watched kid movies in the late 80's/early 90's. And I still love Hook and hate Buzzfeed.
 
2013-07-13 09:17:11 AM
Hook is okay just for Dustman hamming it up. 
I never liked the other ones.
 
2013-07-13 09:17:41 AM
Fark you buzzfeed I still like Hook.

Bangarang!
 
2013-07-13 09:23:46 AM
Hook could have been better.

Jumanji is a live action cartoon.
 
2013-07-13 09:24:37 AM
Tommy Boy still holds up really well...I am dying of not surprise that a Buzzfeed article sucks ass
 
2013-07-13 09:25:31 AM

Carth: Weren't most of those movies from the mid 90s?


I think all of them were.

MisatoNERV: fark you! The Last Starfighter still owns.


Hell. Yes.

And as for my own thoughts...yeah, they all weren't GREAT movies, but not all of them sucked.
 
2013-07-13 09:26:37 AM

Richard_The_Clown: mcnguyen: Carth: Weren't most of those movies from the mid 90s?

Yes, almost all of them.  There were plenty of bad movies from the 80s, but tardmitter can't keep his decades straight.

The only movie on that list that came from the eighties was Newsies.


Looked it up before posting. Newsies is '92.
 
2013-07-13 09:28:45 AM

odinsposse: I think subby meant to say born in the 80's, meaning you watched kid movies in the late 80's/early 90's. And I still love Hook and hate Buzzfeed.


I don't know.  I think subby really is an idiot, since the he also asks about movies you loved as a kid.
 
2013-07-13 09:32:43 AM
Mallrats was a perfect movie for the audience it was aimed at. I don't think it was ever supposed to be anything more.

Other than that, it is indeed a list of crappy movies. Can't remember loving any of them though, and certainly not in the 80's.
 
2013-07-13 09:33:06 AM
Headline fails harder than the article.
 
2013-07-13 09:35:06 AM
the only movie on that list that i liked was ace ventura, but i don't think i could watch it now without cringing.  i've always hated adam sandler and i'll never understand how anyone can like his movies.

most of my favorite 80s movies are classics, like the secret of nimh and gremlins.  i also have a soft spot for krull, but that one is pretty bad.
 
2013-07-13 09:35:07 AM
Stop liking what the critics don't like!

/Hook is worth watching for Dustin Hoffman and Bob Hoskins
//Julia Roberts sucked ass as Tinkerbell and is to this day perhaps the only time Spielberg badmouthed an actor/actress after working with them
 
2013-07-13 09:35:10 AM
I don't think anyone liked Newsies...heck, from what I can remember no one even SAW Newsies when it first came out in the theaters. The only reason it's on the list is because of it being re-discovered due to the Boradway Musical version of it.

I agree with the above posters about Hook. It has some redeeming qualites, is genereally well-made, and my opinion of it really changed over time. I assume the author put it on the list because he demands a gritty re-boot of it where Pan snaps the neck of Hook at the end.

Pretty much all of the Adam Sandler doing Sandler schtick movies are throwaway fast food meals, and I never liked those to begin with. It's actually impressive that he's still able to do those 15 years later.
 
2013-07-13 09:36:05 AM
If almost any of those movies was on tv today I would watch them again.

I say again because I've seen them all except for Newsies.

Article is stupid and makes my unwavering belief in rottentomatoes begin to seriously waver.
 
2013-07-13 09:37:14 AM
I don't understand the love for Hook. That movie suuuuucccckkkkeeeeddddd. I mean, it had the lowest RT score on that list. One of the all-time great missed opportunities - great cast and visuals undermined by a shiat story and screenplay. I think it's Schlockberg's worst - far worse than 1941 and The Terminal.
 
2013-07-13 09:40:04 AM
I liked six of those movies when I was a kid. I still like four of them.

/Thought it was actually going to be '80s movies
//Was sure the '86 Transformers movie was going to be on there
///Dare to be stupid
 
2013-07-13 09:40:28 AM
It's good to see that the checks from Buzzfeed keep clearing...gotta keep drew neck deep in beer :)
 
2013-07-13 09:40:35 AM
Huh, I thought they were all farking stupid.  The Goonies, The Neverending Story, and Gremlins, on the other hand...

Of course, my parents took me to see The Terminator, Robocop, and Predator in the theatres, too.

\was 8 and 10 respectively
 
2013-07-13 09:40:55 AM
Movies I loved as a kid born in the 80s:

Back to the Future
Star Wars
Goonies
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Indiana Jones (had to sleep with the lights on for a week after temple of doom)
Top Gun
Karate Kid
Breakfast Club (first R rated movie)
Ghost Busters
ET
Gremlins
Last Starfighter
Tron
Spaceballs
Robocop
Big
Beetlejuice
Batman
Christmas Vacation
Neverending Story
Cloak & Dagger
Stand by Me (hi Wil!)
Say Anything
Footlose


Just looking at that list it is really clear how much better movies were in the 80s. I think the 80s might have been the decade Hollywood ran out of original ideas.
 
2013-07-13 09:45:16 AM
The problem with Hook is that they "Poochey the Dog"-ed the Lost Boys, making them skateboarding, jive-talking, basketball slam dunking punk-haired cool doodz TO THE EXTREME to relate more to 90s kids. It was a stupid marketing decision to upgrade the play habits of 19th century English children to 20th century American values, and it was an overreach that hurt the movie. The movie's premise was not bad (and the performances of all the adult actors were fine), but the execution of everything missed the mark completely.
 
2013-07-13 09:45:21 AM
Subbie's a nineties biatch.

I don't care.
 
2013-07-13 09:50:07 AM
I think the headline is saying if you were a kid in the 80s then these movies sucked, because you were old enough to realize that they sucked.  It's clumsy, but it works.

Tommy Boy holds up fine though.  The Sandler movies were terrible but slightly watchable when they were new.   Never saw the rest.
 
2013-07-13 09:53:24 AM
I still like Mallrats so fark you. Hook was boring as shiat. It seemed like he didn't become Peter Pan until the last 20 minutes. Didn't like/see any of the others.
 
2013-07-13 09:54:11 AM

Carth: Movies I loved as a kid born in the 80s:

Back to the Future
Star Wars
Goonies
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Indiana Jones (had to sleep with the lights on for a week after temple of doom)
Top Gun
Karate Kid
Breakfast Club (first R rated movie)
Ghost Busters
ET
Gremlins
Last Starfighter
Tron
Spaceballs
Robocop
Big
Beetlejuice
Batman
Christmas Vacation
Neverending Story
Cloak & Dagger
Stand by Me (hi Wil!)
Say Anything
Footlose


Just looking at that list it is really clear how much better movies were in the 80s. I think the 80s might have been the decade Hollywood ran out of original ideas.


add
Wargames
 
2013-07-13 09:54:52 AM
20 years later

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Rufio sounds exactly the same.
 
2013-07-13 09:56:34 AM
Waldo Pepper:
add
Wargames



Another great movie. I also forgot about Flight of the Navigator which I must have watched a dozen times. And Real Genius, Weird Science.
 
2013-07-13 09:58:44 AM
Movies from the 80's? Let's try this one: Music from (among others) the Comsat Angels, Tears for Fears, Chaz Jankel, and Y&T, quotable from beginning to end, smart people on ice, a Citroën in a dorm room, and all that popcorn.

What else could it be?
 
2013-07-13 10:00:47 AM

velvet_fog: I don't understand the love for Hook. That movie suuuuucccckkkkeeeeddddd. I mean, it had the lowest RT score on that list. One of the all-time great missed opportunities - great cast and visuals undermined by a shiat story and screenplay. I think it's Schlockberg's worst - far worse than 1941 and The Terminal.


Yes, RT is my god and I shall have no opinion different than what it tells me.

I enjoyed most of these movies for what they were at the time and when I watch them now I still enjoy them for what they are.

Articles, and people, who base their like or dislike on a RT score are idiotic.
 
2013-07-13 10:10:09 AM
Tommy Boy was an all time classic and the people who think otherwise are serious idiots.
 
2013-07-13 10:10:35 AM
I recently ran across a cheap, used DVD of Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, remembering that it was hilarious!
It's not.
Now I'm afraid to watch The Man With Two Brains again.
 
2013-07-13 10:11:19 AM

Carth: Also, Kevin Smith movies are a lot like libertarianism. It is nothing to be ashamed of to be into as a kid/teen but you should outgrown when you're an adult.


Eh, I still think Chasing Amy is good, but you have to realize that the Ben Affleck character is an arsehole, not a good guy.

/And Dogma has some good moments
 
2013-07-13 10:11:49 AM
"10 80s movies with low RT scores"  yay

fark Buzzfeed is awful.
 
2013-07-13 10:12:39 AM

Rapmaster2000: I think the headline is saying if you were a kid in the 80s then these movies sucked, because you were old enough to realize that they sucked.  It's clumsy, but it works.

Tommy Boy holds up fine though.  The Sandler movies were terrible but slightly watchable when they were new.   Never saw the rest.


I resist Sandler movies until I watched Waterboy and I have to admit that a few of his are fun.  Waterboy, Mr Deeds and the Wedding Singer are all enjoyable stupid movies.  The earlier ones are stupid but in a way a good stupid. But lately since Click i'm not sure what he is doing. Click should have been a decent "Mr Deedish movie but it failed, Jack and Jill and Grownups are a mess well hang on I shouldn't say that about Jack and Jill as it would be unfair seeing as I turned it off after the first 5 minutes.

Since this list is more or less about 1980's movies seen as a kid (robocop not a kids movie)

how about
The Goonies
Little Monsters
Adventures in Babysitting
Time Bandits
The Great Muppet Caper
The secret of NIMH
Cloak and Dagger
The Princess Bridge
Who framed Roger Rabbit
Back to the Future
 
2013-07-13 10:15:00 AM

Rocket To Russia: I recently ran across a cheap, used DVD of Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, remembering that it was hilarious!
It's not.
Now I'm afraid to watch The Man With Two Brains again.


DMDWP Typical Steve Martin you have to watch it remembering how he expects it to be viewed. I watched it again the other day, not a funny funny movie but well done and I had forgot how beautiful Rachel Ward was back then.
 
2013-07-13 10:15:36 AM

Carth: Waldo Pepper:
add
Wargames


Another great movie. I also forgot about Flight of the Navigator which I must have watched a dozen times. And Real Genius, Weird Science.


When I was a kid my dad bootlegged The Last Starfighter, Flight of the Navigator and Explorers all onto one long play VHS tape. It was awesome.
 
2013-07-13 10:18:30 AM
Lethal Weapon is a christmas standard in our home. We watch it every christmas eve.

/jingle bell rock
///DO YOU REALLY WANNA JUMP!!
 
2013-07-13 10:18:42 AM

Waldo Pepper: The Goonies


Shut up and do the truffle shuffle.
 
2013-07-13 10:19:21 AM
Hook is all right and for fark's sake, Ace Ventura is hilariously stupid, but hilarious still.
 
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