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Movies you loved as a child—but upon rewatch as an adult turned out to be pretty terrible

Movies you loved as a child—but upon rewatch as an adult turned out to be pretty terrible

SumRandom

First one that came to mind - anyone remember that movie Cats and Dogs? Man that was bad, but I loved it as a kid


okeydokeyartichokies

My mom took me so see that, and later overheard her saying to my older siblings, “She better thank me over my grave for taking her to that movie”. 9-year-old me didn’t get it- it was clearly a cinematic masterpiece!


Tawdry-Audrey

I saw it in theaters with my dad when I was 10. Afterwards he turns to me and says "So... what did you think?". I say "It was good!" and I see his face reflexively cringe then force itself into a smile. He nods and says "Okay... great!". He was trying his best.


traf56

"I'd like you to stay in here" "Why?" "Because I hate you" That line still gets used around my house


wanosd

Literally came here for this. Terrible movie, great line.


traf56

Great character.


blushingcatlady

Hell yeah that movie was a national treasure in my home


sstelmaschuk

It maybe be bad, but the whole Russian Blue assassin cat scene is pure gold.


dolerbom

I refuse to watch kangaroo Jack as an adult because I know it's going to be terrible. I have good memories of it as a child.


GENERALR0SE

I watched it as a kid and felt so betrayed by the bait and switch of the commercials


10twentyseven

For real! I vaguely remember the actual plot (chasing a microchip that was in the jacket that somehow got on the kangaroo? Isn’t that very similar to the plot of Home Alone 3? Minus the kangaroo), but boy do I remember being pissed that it wasn’t about a talking kangaroo. EDIT: it was not a microchip, it was a bunch of money. After reading some replies, I rewatched the trailer and remembered the classic Anthony Anderson line: “the kangaroo got the money! I put the money in the jacket, and the jacket on the kangaroo, and now he hopping away!!”


azsnaz

Two friends were supposed to deliver money to a guy. Money was in friend jacket, they hit a kangaroo with their jeer. They thought the kangaroo looked like "Jacky legs" and put friend jacket on the kangaroo. Kangaroo then woke up and took off wearing the jacket with all of the money, so they had to find the kangaroo


AltruisticRespect976

It’s waaay worse than that! Two friends take a truck full of stolen televisions (that they stole) back to the mobs hide out with the cops on their tail. The mob sends these two guys to Australia with money to meet up with a couple of hit men. The kangaroo steals the jacket with the money from them. they chase down the kangaroo trying to get the money back eventually running out of water and hallucinations make the kangaroo talk. The money they were delivering was to pay off their own hits in the desert. That movie is not a kids film at all!! We watched it thinking “oh kids movie from our past this will be great!!” Wrong! Brought to you by Nickelodeon


NervousTumbleweed

Phenomenal film. I AM BOLO MAN


GENERALR0SE

Seriously, it was a *Snow Dogs* level of bullshit.


10twentyseven

Good god, yes. I forgot how disappointed I was about that too. Except I don’t even remember the plot or what I thought the plot was supposed to be for that one. (I think he was a dentist? Why was he in the snow? Gonna have to look that up) I was pretty young at the time for both of these movies. They may be the first times that I realized in a theater that a movie can be bad


GENERALR0SE

Plot is basically Dentist Cuba Gooding Jr. destroys his career to go sled dog racing in Alaska and find his White Dad.


taylor_mill

“You like blue cheese?”


rx_revolt

Pay It Forward meant a lot to me a bullied kid but now looking back, what a manipulative melodramatic mess.


swordsdice

I think of that movie as one where the acting is much better than the writing


armchairwarrior69

It's really weird when that happens. Good writing with bad acting? Totally fine, I dont even bwt an eye. But good acting with bad writing is almost like uncanny valley or something, it just really throws me off


APX919

Yeah that movie was Oscar-bait IMHO. Was hoping Bruce Willis would make a cameo at the end but alas, twas not to be.


PM_Me_Rude_Haiku

The twist was that he had already paid it forward right at the start


MoralityPet

Alan Rickman was the only person in that movie who knew what kind of movie it was.


Buffaluffasaurus

Absolutely. He was having an absolute ball with his line readings and the movie needed more of that energy throughout.


MoralityPet

The prolonged attempted rape scene at the end was... something.


Scarletfapper

As was his prolonged death scene. Both were lampooned in Men In Tights.


Biscotti97

The best argument for watching that version of Robin Hood is to prepare oneself to fully appreciate Men in Tights.


achmedclaus

I can't say I've ever seen Prince of thieves but men in tights is easily my favorite movie. Is the extremely long (not) death of the sheriff of Rottingham only be to saved and dragged away to be with latrine forever a parody of something at the end of Prince of thieves?


Admiral_Donuts

Of you like it that much it's worth it to watch Prince of Thieves. It's pretty much the basis for the movie. Then watch Men in Tights again and get some new jokes!


AltimaNEO

Unlike other Robin Hoods, I speak with an English accent!


Oobedoob_S_Benubi

#Gasp


SirFlatulenceEsquire

I love Men in Tights. I still sing that song daily. “WE’RE MEN. WE’RE MEN IN TIIIIIIIIIGHTS”


lostinthought15

“Unlike other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent”


obijesskenobi

WE ROB FROM THE RICH AND GIVE TO THE POOR, THAT’S RIGHT


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Antimus

There's a different cut of the film with more Rickman, adds a subplot that the sheriff is the Witch's son I think


TeFD_Difficulthoon

I've only ever seen that version, those scenes are by far the most interesting... What a shame someone would cut that.


DishonorableDisco

Every film needs a more-Rickman cut, even ones he wasn't originally in.


Dayofsloths

He actually rewrote his dialogue with some friends and refused to follow the script


GENERALR0SE

That movie is such a trainwreck productionwise. John Cleese was the first choice to play King Richard. Also the studio forced reshoots to give Costner more screentime because Rickman was rightfully stealing the show.


Confident-Tart-915

I legit thought The Lawnmower Man was the tits.


iz-Moff

Oh yeah. I don't know if it's just me, but in the 90s virtual reality seemed like the most mindblowing thing ever. Putting on a helmet and playing some crappy racing game seemed more impressive than space travel. Nowadays i can go to a store and buy a vr set, and just think, nah, i'm good.


smellyoldbean

Coyote Ugly. When I was a teenager I thought those girls were so cool. I watched it as an adult and was shocked at how bad it was.


BluePinky

John Goodman improves every film he’s in by at least 73%.


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maechete

And thorough.


edgemuck

The male lead is quite bad. The whole romantic plot felt like it was written by a 15 year old


afellowchucker

I had such a crush on that lead actress and thought she was going to blow up after that movie; but I don’t remember ever seeing her in anything again.


shartshappen612

She took off. Didn't you see the rocky and bullwinkle movie?


LawyerBear

She's the lead actress in [Imagine Me & You](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_Me_%26_You), and Lena Headey is her love interest.


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confusedsquirrel

I remember going to that movie with a friend. Two 15 year old guys going to coyote ugly on like a Tuesday. There were 4 people in the theater total. On the way out we bumped into the other two, they were two other guys from our school. We all kind of silently agreed to never talk about this interaction.


Cinnabar1212

Save the Last Dance. Especially the last dance she did at the audition. Just rewatched it recently and it’s so cringe!!


Ask_A_Sadist

I just rewatched it. I completely forgot about the boyfriend standing off in the corner creepily smiling and nodding his head as if she is really doing something great


rannee1602

I thought that movie was so hot when I was like 13. Had a major crush on Sean Patrick Thomas. Rewatched as an adult and possibly the cringiest scene is when Julia stiles shows up to the club in a head wrap and hoop earrings.


JohnnyG30

When my wife is getting ready for something and asks me what I think of an outfit she puts on, I often say “it’s country and you look country in it.” Still makes us laugh.


beeboopPumpkin

That dance… they really thought they did something there.


Xquisitesanity

As a tween, I thought that dance routine at the end was perfect. As an adult, I laugh my ass off at every piece of that disjointed, crazy ass choreography.


_duncan_idaho_

Gave us a great K-Ci and JoJo song though.


Portland_st

The telescope scene from *Prince of Thieves* is such an incredible piece of underrated comedy gold.


iamansonmage

“How did your uneducated kind ever take Jerusalem?” 😂


EinSchlagmann

The stupids starring Tom Arnold, The men in white parody, and carpool also starring Tom Arnold.


Sarahy2502

That would have to be the Matthew Brodderick Godzilla, which I thought was AMAZING with no knowledge of the originals, and the Pest with John Leguizamo. I used to think it was hilarious and now its just irritating


Ser_Munchies

I used to watch that Godzilla movie religiously when I was a kid along with men in black, evolution and Tremors. Good times. Fun fact, the first CD I ever owned was the soundtrack to that movie. It had a bunch of "remixes" on it that had Godzilla's roar in the background. So bad but so good.


milesunderground

Men in Black and Evolution are both good, but Tremors is the tits.


tbone-not-tbag

Broke into the wrong gosh darn rec room now didn't you. Tv version with the swear words edited. Got to love Bert.


Hai_Tao

I had this CD as well! I loved Puff Daddy as a kid and, lacking in taste as a child, also loved that terrible song he made for the movie that sampled Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Once, I sat around watching mtv all day just HOPING there would be a music video for that song and low and behold, my 8 year old self managed to catch the video premier. Though now, looking back, that song is almost embarrassingly bad, but it holds a fond memory for me.


Jill4ChrisRed

"Wow.. thats a lot of fish."


vmachiel

The little fish icon on the overhead map just kills me.


Sea-Salt

The '98 movie is better when you look at it as a different monster movie, not Godzilla. Even Toho eventually made him a separate thing. Also, the cartoon follow-up was really good and more in line with how Godzilla should be.


GeriatricZergling

Yep, then Toho had Zilla fight the actual Godzilla. Big G swatted it away and nuked it with his atomic breath in less than a minute.


SquilliamDafoe

The Indian in the Cupboard; Has an awful main character and the broader implications are just creepy. On the other hand, I recently rewatched Babe: Pig in the City and I'm convinced it's a masterpiece


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The babe movies had a weird darkness about them that always made me uncomfortable, especially that one. Last time I watched it I didn’t feel good


vinnybankroll

If it helps, I once worked with a crew guy who worked on Babe 2. He said that Miller was so obsessive that in the scene where babe climbs up some suitcases, they went through three pigs. (Not as in killed, as in the trained piglets grew too big over the 3-4 weeks it took). The crew was pretty angry over the course of shooting, wouldn’t be surprised if that energy came through.


princessleighcherry

It’s hard to describe that feeling but I know what you mean. I feel like a lot of stuff made for kids had that feeling in the 90s. I have no idea but those I Spy books come to mind as well. There is something slightly uncomfortable that I can’t put my finger on. I still love them though and Babe.


SentenceEnhancerer

I was talking with friends recently about this exact feeling coming from the movie Mousehunt. It had such a weird, creepy vibe.


rottenandvicious

Bruh I hated mousehunt as a kid..my mom used to have the vhs and for some reason before I even watched it I I didn’t like looking at the cover


KLR97

Wow, there’s an opinion I never thought I’d see someone else have. I was *scared* of the movie Mouse Hunt as a kid, and I never knew why. I wonder if watching it as an adult might help me figure it out.


botanygeek

There’s a scene where a guy chokes on a cockroach or something. That scene alone made me too scared to watch it again


SportsAreTheBomb

That scene gave me a legitimate fear of cockroaches for most of my childhood.


audyaudvi

So odd but so true. For me every Roald Dahl adaptation had that feeling. Obviously The Witches, but even Matilda had it to a lesser extent.


G3_GRANT

Holy shit... You just gave me a rush of the weirdest nostalgia mixed with the realization of the same creeping dread I felt from seemingly innocuous things from my childhood. Why WERE those books strangely creepy?


Ohmspaw

That's because it is a masterpiece


blackmist

It's been strange watching George Miller go from Mad Max to Babe and Happy Feet and then back again.


VampyrateXD

PLAZ-TEK!


Alexpander4

Okay but I want the cupboard still


Hakairoku

THIS. I treasured the hell out of the cupboard VHS cover that I used to have growing up.


EggplantPharm

Yesss and the little gold coloured key that it came with!


SteezyAs314

Holy shit you guys just unlocked something in my brain I forgot I had. I remember losing the key and i was so bummed my mom bought another one just so I could have the key again. I had a good mom.


RIP_Mrs_Green

Oh no. I only have good memories of Indian in the Cupboard. I guess I'll just never watch it again.


rishtonbatman

Costner was actually told by the director that he didn't want him to do an English accent. I don't know why. Lol. Prince of thieves is still a guilty pleasure of mine though.


josims88

Lol I watched it last night. Its total fun. Costner is relatable because he looks like a regular dude. I havent seen the new one, but id wager there's a scene with Taron Edgerton shirtless with 12 pack abs, and for some reason he's glistening. Plots easy because it's based in reality, given its exaggeration. Rickman does a fantastic job at the villain, its almost like he took the Nottingham from the 70s animal cartoon and made him relevant. Oscar worthy? Not at all. Fun movie with decent action and easy script? 100%


isobane

Which lead to one of the greatest fourth wall breaks in a movie ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrFmuiF2ENY


jrdnhbr

I love Mel Brooks


shahfahad186

Sharkboy and Lavagirl


Raddishfacethegreat

HE RUINED MY DREAM JOURNAL


Emble12

I DID **NOT**


Sephirawth

Mr Electric, send him to the principal’s office and HAVE HIM EXPELLED!!!


sameth1

Ben Shapiro played an outstanding role in that movie.


WordPassMyGotFor

I refuse to research the authenticity of this. If only the facts cared about my feelings


4Coffins

Hand over the book ✋ or you’ll visit the dream world 🤛


Bduggz

The sheer dramatic vitriol with which that line was delivered never fails to make me laugh


PM_ME_FIT_REDHEADS

As an adult when it came out and my kids had to watch it, YES! Soooooo, boring when it isn't embarrassing. I fell asleep 30 minutes in.


physicscat

It’s a terrible movie. I knew it when I was 10 and I know it now. I cringe and love it. Xanadu.


QuiverClaw

One of those movie where I’ll watch it now just for the music and Oliva Newton-John. Both of those makes this movie easier to watch. The plot and acting can both go jump off a bridge.


HuffleCub86

Whaaaa? Xanadu is amazing even as an adult. ELO soundtrack? Yes please.


RyzenRaider

But Christian Slater saying 'Fuck me! He cleared it!' is still gold. And who can forget: >There was a rich man from Nottingham > >who tried to cross the river! > >What a dope to be tripped by a rope! > >Now look at him shiver.


johnathanshutup

The 1995 film Powder. It was one of the only vhs tapes we had and I rewatched probably hundreds of times. Recently rewatched for the first time in nearly 2 decades and wow it is *not* a good movie at all


Spooky__spaghetti

That's the albino guy with electric powers right lol? My mom loved it.


Ragnarok314159

There was a line from a movie that is hilarious. It was when the racist guy was angry about Powder being allowed in town. “Didn’t realize someone could be too white for you, Jeb”


psykologikal

Isn't the director into some shady sex thing? I feel like this movie got cancelled recently Update : The film's production by Disney resulted in a controversy over the choice of writer-director Victor Salva, who had been convicted of molesting a 12-year-old child actor during the production of his previous film, Clownhouse (1988). He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and released after 15 months.


FlemPlays

He also made the Jeepers Creepers movies, which details his life as a creep. Haha


Zech08

yikes 15 months....


pm_ur_whispering_I

Ruined a kids childhood. Had to give up a little more than a year of his life. Wtf indeed


iloura

Teen Witch. My god that movie is so bad and I loved it as a kid.


seriouswalking

Top that!


jessflyc

Stop that!


YellowEarthDown

I don’t really give a…about Top That!


Various_Assumption26

I absolutely love this movie in all it's 80s cheesyness glory. I still watch it at least once a year. 🤷‍♀️


LizardOrgMember5

During the holiday season, some tv channels in South Korea screened *Batman and Robin* on television. I used to watch it as a kid, but now as an adult I considered this movie as "meh". My friend summed it up as this: "I liked *Batman and Robin* back when I was a kid for its colorful visuals. Then I watched *Batman: the Animated Series*, which made me realize that the cartoon show treated me like an adult than the Schumacher movie."


Khelthuzaad

I watched an review about X-Men the Animated Series and i started remembering when I was a child. Of course I was an 4 year old that had no knowledge of english so when I binged it a few weeks later I told myself how on Earth those writers got away with half of what they did on a "kids" show. I mean that moment when Nightcrawler said he will pray for his mother's wellbeing while she told him he didn't cared about abandoning him in the first place just broke my heart.


toastymow

X-men was always a pretty on-the-nose metaphor for various kinds of discrimination in our society. But yeah, that show was INTENSE. The mental traumas of characters like Wolverine and Rogue, characters like Jubilee being a homeless teenager, the entire slave-state island place ruled by sentinels. Oh yeah, and all the time travelers from horrific dystopian futures where everything is fucked. Pretty good stuff tbh.


Cryogeneer

Also, hands down the most badass into sequence ever.


SecretAgentVampire

Dude ... Dude. If you think that the X-Men intro is awesome (it is), then I have something that will blow your mind. Gimme a sec to get on my PC... EDIT: HERE WE GO, DUDE! GET READY, 'CAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND!! THE JAPANESE X-MEN INTRO CRANKS IT UP TO 12!! [SHOOOOOOCK!!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfs)


Dr_Screwlittle

The second mask movie. What the fuck was wrong with me


CrystallinePhoto

I maintain that to be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I went on an international flight way back in 2006, and Son of the Mask was the in-flight entertainment. Keep in mind this was before it was easy to travel with your own tv and movies. I chose to literally do nothing and stare at the seat in front of me instead of watching it until the end.


Elderchicken948

I'll tell you one thing, Muppet Treasure Island still kicks ass


Professional_Path397

It’s Muppet Christmas Carol for me


sploogmcduck

Child me used to think "The Little Vampire" was cool af... ya know its got the stuart little kid in it. After rewatching it the plots terrible, dialogue is cringey and awkward, and the acting feels like a high school project.


Dirtybrd

I had the biggest crush on the girl vampire. And my sister had the biggest crush on the boy vampire. So that movie was watched a lot in our house.


hewhoovercomes

I used to watch that movie constantly as a kid


hisnameisbrock

It was the greatest lmao


DaDinklesIsMyJam

I haven’t rewatched it since but I don’t think I will now lol. I’m sure Richard E Grant’s performance is still good.


Chekhov-Antosha

I saw this move on release in 2000 as a double feature with The Digimon Movie (they came out roughly at the same time) AND WITH my second grade class as a field trip if you can believe it.. Even 8 year old me knew how cringey it was but I tried to make the most of it since it was basically a free movie with no classes haha *edit: gotta be clear though digimon was great. was my first time seeing movie quality anime in a theater and was amazed


DondeEstaElServicio

As a kid I watched Armageddon on VHS like 20 times, but nowadays this movie is goofy as hell


icehellking

I think you'll like this then lol https://youtu.be/-ahtp0sjA5U


TheGreenestHornet

Me and my brother grew up watching the Bond movies because our dad grew up watching them too. Our favorite one when we were kids was Die Another Day. We just thought everything about it was so cool. The Madonna theme, the invisible car, the tidal wave surf, the lasers! Years later we realize that everything we thought made it cool, was exactly what made it awful.


TaliesinMerlin

I thought The Man with the Golden Gun was a masterpiece. Thrilling, exciting, inventive film. I still defend Christopher Lee as a good villain, but I find it hard to sit down and watch.


Resolute002

It really reaches peak cinema when he fights a midget and has to lock him in a suitcase.


jukeboxhero10

Excuse me the 3rd nipple and fantasy island guy are amazing.


DarthYippee

[The twisty car jump over the river with JW Pepper and slide whistle just speaks quality.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzCIbhLUUA0)


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I always loved “view to a kill” as a kid. Between the skiing and the blimps what more could a kid ask for? As an adult I actually love it even more knowing just how bad it is. That roger Moore was pushing 60 and was the same age as the female leads mother…. Grace Jones is so hot in that movie


just_some_dude828

Also don’t forget Duran Duran’s awesome title track. That song rules. “We can.. DANCE! INTO THE FIRE! That fatal kiss is all we NEEEEED!!!”


pmodizzle

Love that one. It’s very 80s but still has the Bond flair to it. Also love Adele’s Skyfall.


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Probably my favorite bond theme, though “the living daylights” by AHA was a solid banger as well


chadwickipedia

Christopher Walken was a great Bond villain


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That hair looked amazing. The scene where he’s gunning down his own men With wicked glee get me every time


Painting_Agency

> That roger Moore was pushing 60 and was the same age as the female leads mother IIRC even Moore thought this was ridiculous and creepy, and said so at the time.


puddingfoot

Part of the reason he quit was finding out he was older than Tanya Roberts' parents


live_laugh_redrum

For me it was Over the Top with Stallone. When I grew up I was really disappointed to find out that arm wrestling matches didn’t just pop up in every gas station, restaurant, or arcade I went to. My wife thought about divorcing me after I told her how amazing it was before making her watch it after finding it in a $3 dvd bin. She changed her mind when I suggested we settle it by arm wrestling as I turned my hat backwards…


Lunatik13z

Puppet Master. For some reason more series come to mind, like the graphics in The Outer Limits.


crapineedaname

Richie Rich. My sister and I used to watch it obsessively. Then I watched it in my twenties a couple of years ago. My god it's awful. Clunky pacing and script and poor editing. Just could t stand how cheesy it was as well.


Mcclane88

I haven’t seen Richie Rich in years. However, I’ll never forget the sight of him having his own personal McDonald’s in his house.


Rusty_Shakalford

[It would suck to work at that McDonalds](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0BUFZUT18fM)


MagicBez

As a kid I loved the film Blank Cheque (or "check" for Americans), classic kid fantasy of getting a million $ (though given what he bought he seemed to spend a lot more than that) with silly hijinks. Rewatched it on Disney+ adamant that it was a classic and found out there's a whole plotline I had erased from my memory about him having a romantic relationship with a fully grown adult woman. They even kiss. Really jarring. *Edit* in the comments others have noted that the fully grown adult woman is also an FBI agent investigating the money where the kid is a suspect (or at least his fictional boss is) which adds another layer to this.


shitlord_ofthedance

And she is an "undercover" FBI agent who works at the bank literally using her same name. Lol


BillFireCrotchWalton

There's even a wikipedia section about the kiss: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_Check_(film)#Kissing_controversy


landmanpgh

I like how it wasn't controversial until 2009. Before that, everyone was just fine with it.


Trextoasty

Like that south park joke where ike (the baby) is sleeping with his fully adult kindergarten teacher and all the cops and men are just like "Nice" while nodding their heads because she's hot.


njwatson32

Wait! We forgot to give him his "Luckiest Boy in America" medal!


ilovecashews

The real crime here is that she’s not sleeping with me


jessid6

My best friends wedding. I used to think it was romantic and when I watched it recently I realized Julia Robert’s was just a bitch


charcoalfoot535

I don’t care about Robert’s acting anymore, so it’s fun to watch her “lose” in this movie.


zerogirl0

Yes! She was terrible, I hated her "pick me!" speech. I do like that she doesn't get "chosen" though, I just wish they had been even more realistic and showed Cameron Diaz's character still being rightfully angry and kicking her out of the wedding like she deserved. I mean the lady did spend the entire time trying to steal her fiance.


vulcancse

Iron Eagle. I absolutely loved it when I was a kid but my wife had never seen it. I talked her into watching it and realized it was really bad. Also Beastmaster with Marc Singer.


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Fat Albert ( 2004)


Livewire_Lauren

Baby geniuses 😂


Fiscalfossil

Oh my god. I remember when they get too old they forget and I would just cry every single time. Thank you for reminding me; time to go force some people in my life to watch this.


GiantTeaPotintheSKy

Cobra (1986) with Sylvester Stallone... I remember leaving the cinema kind of mindblown with how good it was.


NadaOmelet

We rewatched the ending about 25 times to count how many people Cobretti killed and I think we got a different number every time. The most hilariously awful part is where they're at lunch and the director tries to convey the sexual tension by...squirting ketchup.


darthrater78

Beastmaster. It's delightfully terrible. Acting, sets, effects, everything. (Except the ferrets. Ferrets are always awesome.)


witz0r

Beastmaster is peak camp. It isn’t a good film. It is, however, quite fun to watch.


jackassjackson07

Those things that had like shower curtains for arms that wrapped around a dude and then just dropped bones freaked me out so bad when I was a kid!


postdochell

Beastmaster is streets ahead


SenorBirdman

I never saw beast master. I just wanted you to think I was cool.


MJSB1994

Random side fact about Prince of Thieves. My dad was the custodian of the Castle Robins dad resided in at the beginning. He got to keep one of the sword props


Sjetware

Short Circuit. I loved this movie, and as far as I know, it was a huge success - but good god did I feel like an ass recommending this movie to someone. It did not age well.


FragmentReflect

Short Circuit *2* is the real classic.


Dr_Stef

Solarbabies. Really felt sorry for that little glowing orb and the deaf kid. The rollerblading seemed rrly cool when I was a kid. Also that movie had some pretty gruesome scenes that could easily give you nightmares. (Ant scene) Rewatched it recently. I’m sad I did, it was better as a memory


RenaissanceSalaryMan

Had the same experience with that one. It’s weird, I remember as a kid being like too empathetic towards children in movies. Not like getting sucked into the movie and becoming scared in the character’s place, but I would get upset out of sadness for say the kid kidnapped by monsters in Little Monsters


NinjaChemist

Three Ninjas


OakParkEggery

Surf ninjas!


Potential_Slide_1803

“First we feast. Then we felony” Greatest quote ever.


J44M83T

Whoa whoa let’s not get carried away here. The original is still awesome.


Alucardvondraken

It’s got everything a cheesy 90’s kids movie about martial arts should have : • Grandpa who is (or at least was) a legit Ninja master, has sparring equipment on his property, and has them train while they’re over there • A Dad, who’s an FBI agent, gets involved with a mercenary ninja group and a scenery chewing villain • Said villain is Steven Seagal in all but name, literally using martial arts to beat up FBI agents and his own men when he’s annoyed • A trio of burnouts (who I *swear* are just Butthole Surfers in an uncredited role) coming to get them because we need a home invasion sequence • Having the kids play in a room with - A basketball hoop, a trampoline, an NES and Super Mario 3 and TV • The kids get ninja names and masks • The kids take on the mercenaries and win • Grandpa opens a can of whoopass on Not-Steven Seagal This film is gold just for the audacity it has to portray any of this with a straight face, giving the kids wee arcs to go through on their way to becoming ninja, and the fact that they go out of their way to give clearly white kids the fantasy that a Japanese Ninja master will train them (I know, their mom is Japanese, but the kids *are soooooo white*)


Kursed_Valeth

But but but Rocky loves Emily!


wheniswhy

The Swan Princess. I had fond memories of it and when I saw it on a streaming service one day I was adamant my friends and I watch it, convinced it would be great. They’ve never let me live it down. Edit: I left this comment and went to bed. Woke up mystified why my inbox had 20+ notifs, then remembered this. LMAO people have a LOT of feelings about this movie! But it really makes me feel so much more vindicated that so many people seem to love it. I will agree that “What else is there!? You could write a book: How to offend women in five syllables or less." is indeed one of the best lines ever written. It got a huge guffaw from me when I rewatched it, that’s for sure!


Davis1511

I recently rewatched it and still enjoyed it for its campiness of the princess style movies from that time. It was very tongue in cheek to the Disney Princess movies. I also LIVED for the princesses of the world song as a kid and still do lol I love a fashion montage.


meiyoumayo

I rewatched it in quarantine for a laugh, and you know what? It's cute as hell. A lot of it doesn't hold up (why does she go from "ugh you only want me for my beauty bye" to "hey how into bird sex are you" with zero transition), but I definitely had This Is My Idea stuck in my head for a few days afterwards.


FFS-For-FoxBats-Sake

“Duck!” “What? Ow!” “Duck!” “What?! Ow!” “Duck!” “What?!? OW!!!” Idk why my siblings and I loved that scene so much we quoted it for years lol


chapstikcrazy

C'mon that movie is great!! You were right!


nicholkola

“What else is there?” line oof. That was a jab at Disney.


greendayshoes

Honestly I still love this movie as much as a did when I was a kid but for different reasons. Like *because* its silly it's great. So many quotable lines. The soundtrack is great too.


allfalafel

Awww but that movie has such great songs! The opening is adorable.


Trextoasty

I've never seen the first one, only the sequel and I legit don't remember anything other than someone shouting NO FEAR and a guy using some sort of destruction magic to blow up easily breakable furniture


moviequote88

I've never seen the sequel but in the original there's a whole song of them singing about "No Fear" so I'm guessing it's a throwback to that.


Custardpaws

Because it's dull you TWIT, it'll hurt more


screwballsmith

If you want a campy Robin Hood, watch Robin Hood: Men in Tights staring Cary ~~Ewles~~ Elwes


tribe77

"Because unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent."