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What movie that you saw as a child did you find to be better than ever when you saw it as an adult?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) September 2nd, 2008
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Allie's avatar

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilders Mr. Wonka was funnier.
Edward Scissorhands. I actually payed attention to the plot and understood of the jokes when I was older.

sndfreQ's avatar

The Dark Crystal-able to appreciate the craft of puppetry pre-CG. Jim Henson was a genius.

JackAdams's avatar

That hasn’t ever happened to me, and unfortunately, it probably never will.

A child is easily fooled by trick photography and clever CG or “stop motion” animation, and once the child gets old enough to understand just how the visual effects are accomplished, the production loses most of it’s “magic.”

I remember that when I first watched Peter Pan, I was just enthralled and fascinated with Mary Martin flying all over the place, but as I got older, I could see the wires that lifted her above the sound stage, and my “innocence” was gone, forever.

September 2, 2008, 7:07 PM EDT

tinyfaery's avatar

The Neverending Story.

Oh,and the Pink Panther. I never got it until I watched it again a couple of years ago.

marinelife's avatar

The Disney movie “The Moonspinners” with Hayley Mills, although it is completely different from the Mary Stewart book it is loosely based on.

hammer43's avatar

walking tall, rocky the first one, somewhere in time, star wars, the day after, I can’t think of anymore what I can say is I own all of them.

Bri_L's avatar

Airplane. I first saw it when I was 14 on HBO in a hotel room with my family. It was the first movie that had swearing and such my folks let me see.

Then later when Video players came out and you could see it again, uncut and unedited I saw it. I realized how many jokes I had completely missed.

Poser's avatar

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

seVen's avatar

Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Predator, Terminator, Rambo.

boffin's avatar

Bridge Over The River Kwai

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Fantasia. I think I was a little too young to appreciate the film when I saw it as a child. I remember liking Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, although the sequence scared me a little. Seeing the film as an adult, I was able to appreciate the artistry that went into making it. This was in an age long before CGI made highly detailed animation simple, and the music was wonderful.

solo's avatar

Jaws 1,2,3

f4a's avatar

joe the volcanoe and jerry maguire! i always catch joe the volcanoe on cable seeing the island part. im a fan of tomhanks and meg ryan movies such as sleepless and seattle and you’ve got mail. and im familiar they have this movie together, but every time i see it i get the island part, the less funny part. and jerry maguire when i was younger i remember it was all talking scenes. hehehe but i enjoyed it more when i got older.

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