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Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by menagers » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:49 am

I recently committed an unforgivable sin. I took my 4 year old daughter to the Bratz movie. As a film, it was pure, pure evil. I will never be able to remove the stain of it from my brain. It had one of those awful premises where there is a horrible world of nasty, stereotyped, prejudiced people. At the head of all this unpleasentness is the wicked witch type character who is, of course, a scheming bitch. The idea is that the stars of the show will convince everyone to live a better lifestyle and they all go off skipping into the sunset. HOWEVER, they totally failed to give the aforementioned B'atch her comeuppance, she ends up tying for first, not coming last. And the Bratz (well this is where I should have known better) just glorify the world of shopping and wearing too much make-up :-x.

Luckily my daughter was far more interested in her popcorn, glow in the dark M&M's and weird, unnatural, apple slices from Maccas that never go brown, to notice. Or so I hope.

My point is, am I living in a La-La dream world where all the films from my youth are glorified masterpieces? But I simply can't recall ever seeing a bad one. Sure there was more bad langauge and violence, but there was no sexualisation of children. As a child, do we ever walk out of a cinema saying "no good, mama"?

Give me The Dark Crystal, Ewoks: Caravan of Courage, and Flight of the Navigator anyday, over this current modern malarki.
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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:14 pm

I agree completely Menagers.

Why do kids today have to put up with such substandard garbage at the movies?

To be fair, there have been some exceptions. Spy Kids, Finding Nemo, and Finding Neverland are good kids movies.

I recently bought the DVDs of some of the Muppet Movies. I have fond memories of being taken to see these when I was younger. The good thing about them now, is that I can laugh at the adult level jokes in these movies that I did not understand 25 to 28 years ago.

I pity you for going to a movie based on toys like Bratz dolls.
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Post by Governor Frontbottom » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:45 pm

I just bought Hackers on DVD. I know this movie is bad, but for $9.95 I decided I needed to remember just how bad it is.

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Post by Governor Frontbottom » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:01 pm

MY EYES!!! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!!!

I knew it was bad, I remember it being bad, but time has not helped this movie at all, it was an hour and 38 minutes I'll never get back again!

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Post by menagers » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:40 pm

Oh, but it was a fine soundtrack. Step it up - Stereo MC's, Protection - Massive Attack, that really beefed up track by Underworld...

Did that have an exceptionally young Angelina Jolie in it?
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Post by Governor Frontbottom » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:00 pm

menagers wrote:Did that have an exceptionally young Angelina Jolie in it?
Indeed. You know your crappy movies well.

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Post by dd22qq » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:48 am

The Bratz franchise is just one example of the disturbing trend of soullessness amongst today's youth marketers.

Listen to the music, look at the video clips, check out the clothing styles, mobile phones, "food" products, cars that are being driven, et al. It's this whole cleverness-at-all-costs thing. The market is so saturated with junk that kids aren't able to appreciate the real style or beauty of anything meaningful or worthwhile anymore.

At 30-ish, I find youth culture is offensive to almost every sensibility I'm in possession of.

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Post by menagers » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:40 am

Yes, the world is hyped up as if on illegal stimulants. There is something untangible about the horrors of the marketplace. It's a combination of pumped in designer air, no clocks, bright flashing lights, loud noise, the nasty food additives your family just ate for lunch; all resulting in screaming, uncontrollable preschoolers, that to your despair begins only two minutes after entering the joint, only so you can get your damn bulk bog rolls and washing powder for cheap. If that wasn't enough, you get those damn elderlys (who know doubt were the ones who rang in to complain about TLS, 2 mins in) scowling at you and saying "my children never misbehaved". Well bully for you! You didn't have to enter uber-shopping centres, designed like casinos. Your meat wasn't bleached! Your milk wasn't homogenised! BACK OFF!
KIDS! Get out of there!!

Oh, it's stressful, you have no idea.

P.S. One of the most pitiful things about the Bratz movie, was that Jon Voight plays the gormless father. What happened to that man?
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Post by rdmcphee » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:12 pm

Jon Voight would have made Bratz for the paycheque.
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Post by skivvies are back » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:25 pm

Speaking of judgemental elderlies at the supermarket, my girlfriend never forgets the time when she was unwell with a cough and cold and was at the local Safeway grabbing lemons, tea, panadol etc. She coughed a nasty cough and some old geezer told her off, quipping "Maybe if you stayed off the cigarettes, you wouldn't have a cough like that!". Being the outspoken lass that she is, she hit straight back with an "Excuse me?? Do you even know anything about me or my life?" and then proceeded to tell him to mind his own business. Brilliant, brilliant.

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