squatchnutz
225 Posts
14 years ago
What do you guys think was the most hugely anticipated, can't-wait-till-the-summer, mind boggling circus of a movie of your generation? (by "generation", i dont mean Gen X or Y, etc., but more as the people born the same year as you)

i was born in 1980, and i think, along with most people around my age Ive asked, that Jurassic Park, by far, was the defining film spectacle of my age's youth

it should be interesting hearing what people maybe a few years older would say--maybe one of the star wars?--and what the younger would say
    seatown27
    28 Posts
    14 years ago
    well i was born in 73 and i remember ET being huge. i also remember people going to the theater to see it multiple times.
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      The_Batman
      876 Posts
      14 years ago
      i was born in '83..so to me the movie that define my generation was of course..TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE MOVIE
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        System
        79987 Posts
        14 years ago
        seatown27
        well i was born in 73 and i remember ET being huge. i also remember people going to the theater to see it multiple times.


        ET was a defining film of our generation. I was born in 73 also. But I do have to say it was a trilogy of films that defined our generation. The original Star Wars trilogy really defined our generation. Without Star Wars, there would be no Industrial Light and Magic.
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          pikachulover
          2944 Posts
          14 years ago
          I will say Disney's The Little Mermaid. But mostly for the girls.
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            Derk
            1422 Posts
            14 years ago
            I was born in '85, so I would say either Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Jurassic Park. I know Jurassic Park was released around 8 years later, but that movie still had a huge impact.
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              80skidAK
              701 Posts
              14 years ago
              I was born in '78, so it's hard to say. The earliest film I really remember the hype about was E.T. However, the Star Wars trilogy was still going strong , as I was just short of 5 when Return of the Jedi came out, and it was that series that really had more of an impact on my childhood than E.T. did.
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                the-micro-man
                3492 Posts
                14 years ago
                There are plenty of potential "defining movies". Which one? I don't know.

                Maybe "Pokemon: the Movie" or something. I'd like to say Power Rangers, but not enough kids my age remember that.
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                  MtLaStella
                  333 Posts
                  14 years ago
                  I was born in 1982, so I'd have to agree "Jurassic Park" would definitely be one of those milestone movies. Some others you can include are "Independence Day" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
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                    SharonTheJedi
                    317 Posts
                    14 years ago
                    80skidAK
                    I was born in '78, so it's hard to say. The earliest film I really remember the hype about was E.T. However, the Star Wars trilogy was still going strong , as I was just short of 5 when Return of the Jedi came out, and it was that series that really had more of an impact on my childhood than E.T. did.




                    You summed it all up perfectly for me!
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                      Bomberman
                      3299 Posts
                      14 years ago
                      Born in 1990, so I'd have to go with the Matrix.
                      Game... ovahhhhhhhhh!!!
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                        Shaqdaddy
                        597 Posts
                        14 years ago
                        born in 87, and the big releases i remember were the lion king, the HUGE deal of the re-releases of the original star wars trilogy, and the release of star wars: episode I and the other prequels. for me at least, those strike me as the most hyped and successful movies of my era. Also, Titanic, while not one of my favorite movies, was probly the biggest deal of all when it was out. that phenomenon definitely defines a good period of movie releases. i wasnt even a fan and i think i somehow saw it more than once in theaters.
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                          the-micro-man
                          3492 Posts
                          14 years ago
                          Actually, I'm not sure... I'd say the 1997 re-releases of the Original Star Wars Trilogy, "Pokemon: the First Movie", "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" (sadly), or "Lord of the Rings", or something like that-- those were the movies that were universally watched by kids my age...
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                            79987 Posts
                            14 years ago
                            Hmm, I was born in '87. I really liked the Spiderman movies, though they aren't exactly retro, they were pretty big. Maybe Shrek as well. I don't know. Toy Story was pretty groundbreaking.

                            EDIT: Oh, and probably everything that Shaq Daddy said.
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                              Shaunbadia
                              2395 Posts
                              14 years ago
                              I was born in '93 and I remember a lot of kids my age excited for "South Park: Bigger, longer & uncut" in '99, myself included. :lol:




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                                14 years ago
                                Either Star Wars or Back To The Future.
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                                  14 years ago
                                  I was born in 1983...and I would say "Jurassic Park" was the defining movie of my childhood.
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                                    garion22
                                    79 Posts
                                    14 years ago
                                    80skidAK
                                    I was born in '78, so it's hard to say. The earliest film I really remember the hype about was E.T. However, the Star Wars trilogy was still going strong , as I was just short of 5 when Return of the Jedi came out, and it was that series that really had more of an impact on my childhood than E.T. did.


                                    I agree. I was born in '76, but you hit it exactly. Star Wars ruled the late 70s and much of the early 80s.
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                                      JackTorrance
                                      49 Posts
                                      14 years ago
                                      I remember Batman being huge.
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                                        KISSKRAZY
                                        450 Posts
                                        14 years ago
                                        Toy Story
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