Oct 08 2014
No, I’m not talking about remaking the Iron Giant (it will stand the test of time) – but I am referring to 5 other childhood favorites that I feel deserve a re-do of sorts. Before you go getting all bent out of shape please hear me out. I have a 2 year old son who one day will be old enough to start partaking in movies from my childhood. Films that I’ve treasured over the years that if you were to dust off the ol’ VHS player (if you could find one) and slide one of these 5 tapes into it, I’d probably watch it with a huge grin on my face. I can’t wait to sit down with him on a Friday night, turn one of these on, pop some popcorn and watch his reactions to all the magical moments. Yet, I’m fearful that by the time he hits that age, these movies will not hold up as well as I might think they do.
I’m only speaking to childhood favorites of my generation. I’m not trying to say that the movies were amazing on any oscar award winning merit or that they were the best in their respective genres. These are simply films that I think the younger generations of today shouldn’t miss – but might – due to how they might perceive them as old and outdated. (it’s as if you were to ask yourself how many films that you enjoy that your parents grew up watching … yeah, not many for me either)