Movies you used to love...

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  1. Cydeous

    Cydeous Axxon N

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    I saw Eraserhead not too long ago and thought it was better than I remembered. Great film, great director :) I guess I don't agree with the David Lynch sentiments. There are many movies that I do feel that way towards, though. Terminator 2 is a great example. After re-watching it I couldn't believe how bad it was. The only thing that made it "good" in the first place was the state of the art effects.

    Oh, and I still love the first F13!
     
  2. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I'm a nutcase in that I still watch the Friday the 13th films regularly. I don't think I'll ever lose any love for that series (Paramount only). Though it's worth mentioning that I used to like The Final Chapter quite a bit more when I was a dumb kid. It has some good acting and I love the music, the look of thing, where it was shot, and the gore. But the characters are so fucking annoying. Much moreso than the characters in almost any other film in the Paramount 8 (other than a spare Pete from New Beginning). Are the blandrun of Burning, Valentine, Maniac, and Prowler really any better? No way. They merely get more credit now because of the push for overemphasis on pointless brutality in new millennium horror. Compared to the last 9 years in the genre, anything from the 80's looks like a classic! However, I agree if the point is the Friday the 13th series can't hold a candle to the 70's. Or the thriller-oriented slashers released in the early 90's (Misery, Silence of the Lambs, Candyman, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer).

    As for movies I used to love... There are almost no horror movies. It happens much more with comedies. Although, as a kid I do remember really liking Munchies. Yeah- forget it. YouTube'd that thing last year and it was horrible. Just that and, Halloween II was one of the first horror films I ever saw. I think I liked it a lot and I care less for it now- though it looks pretty good in widescreen, etc. That's it. Pretty pathetic. Usually what happens instead is that I grow to like a movie a lot more as time goes by.
     
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    I agree with that and I also apply that to ALIENS. It's arguably the best of the series, but to me it's way too riddled with action movie cliches for me to handle today. And to think that it was one of my favorite movies when I was 12 the year it came out. Oh well, at least ROBOCOP has aged well.

    I can't think of many films that I used to love but now hate, but there are plenty that I've burned out on. DAWN OF THE DEAD comes to mind. It's a great movie but it's been over a decade since I've been able to watch it without falling asleep in the middle. I've seen it too many times.
     
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    Yeah, I've burnt out on the whole dead trilogy, Maniac, Re-Animator, Aliens and a bunch of stuff I watched way too much as a kid.
     
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    I still love virtually all of the movies that I loved as a kid, although I find myself watching them very rarely nowadays, mainly because I have every second of the films memorized already. Good horror stands the test of time, in my opinion. Just look at The Shining, The Exorcist, The Thing, and so on.

    I never cared for the Friday the 13th movies or The Nightmare on Elm Street sequels, which got progressively more retarded until it finally devolved into a Monty Python skit.

    And I've never understood the fanbase of either franchise. With their formulaic, uninspired scripts and flat characters that serve only to showcase some gore effects. They generally appeal mainly to teens, so once you grow up, the novelty wears off. But for all you teens reading this, enjoy them now, while you still can! ;)

    dmeister
     
  6. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    I never really liked the Nightmare/F13th franchises so they couldn't fall from grace. :D T2 was something that I loved as a kid but even just a few years latter I had pretty much grown out of. I still watch Robocop 1, 2 and 3 though.

    I think I've grown out of Kevin Smith but then I watched Make a Porn and felt the urge to watch his earlier stuff again so maybe I'll go back to actively liking them.
     
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    Phantasm 2 seems kind of uninspired to me now - not nearly as epic as I once thought. Too linear maybe. I still love the original though.
     

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