(Sorry for the gif heavy post but what else can you use to talk about movies?)
1) The Princess Bride. I know, I know, mawwaige is what brings us together or whatever, and Saul from Homeland is in it, but I am just bored. People love this movie and I hear it quoted all the time but I think it is terribly slow. I wanted to like it, I did, but I couldn't sit through the whole thing.
2) Goonies. My husband LOVES this movie so I think I have seen all of it, albeit in pieces. I love seeing the cast since so many of them are famous now but the story (again) moves so slowly. And the special effects are awful. Stick with your fond childhood memories of this, maybe show it to your kids, but please spare an adult from watching it for the first time.
3) A Christmas Story. This is a favorite of mine that a lot of people are divided on. I make sure to watch it every year and to me, it never gets old. But I see how Ralphie's daydreams, misadventures, and anger towards the Ovaltine jerks may not translate if you didn't grow up wondering if your tongue would really stick to a pole in cold weather.
4) Frosty the Snowman. Andrew and I both grew up watching this special every year so we decided to DVR it one year and watch it with some hot cocoa before bed. It is so anti-climactic. He's built, comes to life, makes mischief, and melts. And it takes thirty minutes. It didn't hold up to either of our memories, so if you think you love it, just remember it fondly. Don't make another adult watch it with you.
5) Billy Madison. I saw this movie when I was 12 and promptly watched it about half a million more times in the next year. I could quote it with the best of them and found it hilarious. When I turn it on now, I still laugh for nostalgia's sake, but I think if I saw it for the first time I would think it was terrible!
What do you think? Any movies that you loved as a kid that you can't imagine seeing for the first time now?