Thread: Movies that didn't age well

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    What are some movies that just look horribly dated? A movie can be old, but it won't be dated. Some movies though that relied heavily on special effects still don't seem bad, even though newer technology has enhanced said effects. Some examples being Ben Hur, or Jason and the Argonauts. They look great even today.

    On the other hand, some movies I can't even watch. Like Jumangi, I can't even watch it, the special effects look so bad. Whereas films like Jurassic Park will always look good.

    What are some movies that when you originally saw you thought were good in terms of effects, but now seem horrid?
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      The first movie to pop into my head was Top Gun. To me, it's just so overly cheesy now that it's nearly unwatchable.

      Next one would be Tron. I'm sure that looked amazing when it came out, but now it's just funny.

      On a lesser note, I'd throw in Superman as well.
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        Raimi's Spider-Man movies haven't aged well. Spidey's costume looks really awkward now. Also, I never noticed how dough faced and balding Tobey Maguire is in Spider-Man 3.

        One of my main gripes with the Spider-Man film series was the villain designs and it has only gotten worse over time with the expressionless Green Goblin costume and the shirtless Alfred Molina.
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          I get all choked-up with affection for Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in the 1978 movie "Superman".

          But the special effects are just awful.
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            Quote by eddstarr88
            I get all choked-up with affection for Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in the 1978 movie "Superman".

            But the special effects are just awful.


            I think Superman gets a pass. It's one of the best comic book movies ever made.

            On the other hand, the X-Men movies have aged insanely quick. Still entertaining, but the genre has taken leaps in such a short time.
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              Hmmm, I'm pretty open minded, after I've seen a lot of these changes.

              My wife, however. She's a big fan of the current Dr Who. (David Tennant, Matt Smith, etc) When I show her the older ones I watched as a kid in the UK (Tom Baker, Peter Davidson) She's horrified by the obvious use of miniatures and such.
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                Quote by vkimo
                What are some movies that just look horribly dated? A movie can be old, but it won't be dated. Some movies though that relied heavily on special effects still don't seem bad, even though newer technology has enhanced said effects. Some examples being Ben Hur, or Jason and the Argonauts. They look great even today.

                On the other hand, some movies I can't even watch. Like Jumangi, I can't even watch it, the special effects look so bad. Whereas films like Jurassic Park will always look good.

                What are some movies that when you originally saw you thought were good in terms of effects, but now seem horrid?


                For Christmas i got Heavyweights on it's new Blu Ray edition and it has not aged 100% but it has grown into a Disney cult favorite and i wanted it after seeing it for the first time ever last summer
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                  Example of a movie that has aged perfectly:

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                    Quote by Guild_Navigator
                    Example of a movie that has aged perfectly:



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                      Quote by Guild_Navigator
                      Example of a movie that has aged perfectly:


                      That scene is about as good as the infamous dueling banjos scene.

                      Apocalypse Now looks like it aged pretty well.
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                        Highlander/Short Circuit/Superman.

                        Also most movies from John Hughes and Woody Allen. Not to mention 70's blacksploitation and stuff like Xanadu/Barbarella/Logans Run.
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                          Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
                          Highlander/Short Circuit/Superman.

                          Also most movies from John Hughes and Woody Allen. Not to mention 70's blacksploitation and stuff like Xanadu/Barbarella/Logans Run.


                          Xanadu was 1980 and the only thing that proves it has aged is the stage version that opened on Broadway 5 five years ago but it's not good as the movie. I love Superman can't wait for Man of Steel and I've seen two movies directed by John Hughes
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                                Retroman needs to stop with the unnecessary quotes. If it keeps up a temp ban will be issued.
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                                  -Airborne (1993) Just has the "Totally Radical 90s" all over it.
                                  -The Lawnmower Man (1992)
                                  -Any movie that had been related to the Cold War (Red Dawn,War Games)
                                  -Any 70s' Disaster Movie (Earthquake,The Swarm,The Towering Inferno)
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                                    Quote by vkimo
                                    Retroman needs to stop with the unnecessary quotes. If it keeps up a temp ban will be issued.

                                    He must've read your post, because he's not doing any quoting at the moment.
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                                      Quote by vkimo
                                      Retroman needs to stop with the unnecessary quotes. If it keeps up a temp ban will be issued.


                                      I just would like to comment truthfully
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                                        Quote by vkimo
                                        Retroman needs to stop with the unnecessary quotes. If it keeps up a temp ban will be issued.

                                        He must've read your post, because he's not doing any quoting at the moment.


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                                          Quote by Robert
                                          Hmmm, I'm pretty open minded, after I've seen a lot of these changes.

                                          My wife, however. She's a big fan of the current Dr Who. (David Tennant, Matt Smith, etc) When I show her the older ones I watched as a kid in the UK (Tom Baker, Peter Davidson) She's horrified by the obvious use of miniatures and such.



                                          I'm on your side RL, I love classic Doctor Who with all the live action props and costumes. Huge fan of the Tom Baker era episodes. I truly miss the bright and colorful sets from the 70's and 80's, reminds me of "Blakes 7" stagecraft that made the BBC so memorable.
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