Going Back To Your Childhood...

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  1. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    This isn't question specifically related to nostalgia, but as you get older, do you ever find yourself heding back to things from your childood, sometimes for the hell of it, sometimes with a new outlook?

    For example, as a kid, I was obsessed with Mighty Morphin' Power rangers. Loved it, had the toys and everything. And then, arund eleve or twelve, I became the usual "Power Rangers is for babies!" tween boy who got intoother stuff. To be fair, I got into anime and other stuff, but forever I thoguht Power Rangers was stupid. Now i about the last three eyars, I've gone back, by myself and with my oldest daughter, and really gotten into it again. Like I see its cheesy, that it is directed at kids first and foremost, but yetI love it like I did as a kid. I havent been buying toys or anything, in fact I've found myself searching out the japanese counterparts to see where it all came from, but I've really learned t love it again.

    So anone else feel like this? I don't want to sayit is simply nostalgia, esecially sicne I've bought other series I remember, such as The Real Ghostbusters, whcih I wasn't even alive for when it premiered but loved the few episodes I saw originally and am a huge fan of the mvies, so I have had a blast with he boxset since I've got it.
     
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    This seems to be the new "thing" with my friends. Playing Pokemon religiously and watching the original runs of Power Rangers, among a number of other things we all did as kids.

    For me, it's not from a standpoint of, "Those are for babies!" nowadays as much as I just find the old TV shows I used to watch really, really bad. Unless they were from Nickelodeon. For some reason, the 90's Nick series is probably the most awesome collection of shows ever.

    I'd rather see stuff like Bucky O'Hare get its adult-oriented (meaning for adults, not porn :awesome:) resurrection, than go back and watch the old cartoons.
     
  3. Kane52630 The Cone-Zone

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    The "Those are for babies!" stage during the early-mid teen years are terrible. I fell victim to that for a few things I used to love as a kid.
     
  4. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    For me I never let go of my childhood things I liked like Transformers, G.I.Joe since I had VHS tapes filled with episodes that I never experienced that long break like many 80's kids had.

    But something like Harry Potter I would consider it for kids since I was way beyond the age the books are targeted for, to each his own I guess I wouldn't consider Transformers for kids because those same kids from the 80's are now working so it's now cool for a 36 year old to collect toys.
     
  5. Morning Root Registered

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    I was obsessed with Knights of the Zodiac since birth. I had action figures and everything but only truly followed the show because of the pretty colors.


    Going back to watch it again now, despite my love for the storyline and character design, I think I still watch it for the pretty colors...
     
  6. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    I don't think i ever went through a 'this is stupid' phase with the shows, music and films i really loved. I loved them then, all through my teens, and still do.

    It just went naturally from amazing to cheesy nostalgia without any period of disinterest lol.
     
  7. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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    Things I liked as a child I still do today. Batman, Spider-Man, other superheroes, and Star Wars. Like them then, like them today. But once in a while I YouTube some things that I played with as a kid that are definitely "childish" to me today. Stretch-Screamers and Hot Wheels. I miss my Lego toys once in a while.
     
  8. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    I loved He-Man and Voltron as a kid. Now I find them unwatchable.

    However, I recently found a lot of newer generation kids hate Jaws, think it's boring, the shark looks fake, and that there is no explanation for why the shark is so smart. I think I am in a "damn kids get off my lawn" state.
     
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    When I hear young people ****-talking animatronics, I wanna kill someone.

    The achievements Lucas had with the original Star Wars trilogy were astounding. When Yoda ceased being puppet and began doing flips, I ceased liking Yoda.

    And the original Ninja Turtles movie... Those suits are STILL awesome to me.
     
  10. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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    I think of myself as the newer generation and I really like Jaws, one of the best movies ever. I like Yoda as a puppet and as a CGI character.
     
  11. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    I do like to watch episodes of old cartoons from my childhood on youtube. I still have a lot of my old toys and books in boxes in the attic, much to my fathers embarassment. I dont even do anything with them but I cant bring myself to throw them away. Heck, I found some old school TMNT toys that my brother threw out and I put them in my dresser. :o

    And kids that hate JAWS better stay the hell off my lawn.
     
  12. Lunar_Wolf WTF face

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    I'm still into things that most people would consider for ''kids''.
     
  13. The Guard Registered

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    I sort of left superheroes and theatre behind for a brief period of time when I became a teenager and got back into it right before college. Nothing wrong with loving awesome things.
     
  14. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    There is nothing wrong with liking things you liked as a child. The biggest problem comes when you force those things to "grow up" with you. The need to make childhood properties angsty, gritty and uber-serious is a big problem in the geek culture. Batman is not some complex Dostoevsky character. Parents should be able to take their kids to a Transformers movie without unfunny sex jokes. It's ok to like these properties and acknowledge the inherent silliness of them. I love Avengers because it embraces those things and still tells a great story with interesting characters.
     
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    I used to love certain things as a kid and then set them aside when I got older. Lately I've tried to reconnect with them out of a nostalgic feeling but it doesn't work all the time. I used to love Real Ghosbusters as a kid but if I bought the series on DVD it would just sit there. I might watch one or two episodes but it's just not the same.
    The easiest thing for me to do is watch new material based on things I liked. I was able to get through most of the Spectacular Spider-man cartoon because it was good and I hadn't seen it. They should never of cancelled that show:cmad:
    I can watch some of the movies and get a similar feeling but now I appreciate them for different aspects.
     
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    True, but oftentimes change can bring about an even greater story. If someone wants to adapt a story, and simply sticks to the rules given to that character and/or universe from a previous incarnation, then you effectively are continuing the old story.

    Change can be one of the best things for a story. I like dark and gritty adaptations because I like dark and gritty. I always have. Among my favorite movies are Se7en, No Country for Old Men, and Heat. To see similar elements in some of my favorite childhood shows just makes me that much more interested as an adult.

    Conversely, the Ninja Turtles story was a very dark, warped, somewhat disturbing one. However, it was adapted as a light-hearted, pizza-inhaling, colorful series and it did the series wonders. The first movie took it back to its roots while keeping some things in line with the cartoon, and it was amazing.

    Admittedly, though, I dislike the Transformers movies. Great action reels, terrible films.
     
  17. moviedoors Indeed (P)

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    I don't ever go back to things I abandoned after I grew up. The things I loved as kid that I still love now have been constant. I feel no need to go back to Thundercats and He-Man. I left them in my childhood for a reason.

    The one (kinda) exception is the Batman animated series, but that was really an issue of availability. There was a long period of years where I couldn't watch it, but once I got hold of the DVD's later in life, I dove right back in. Legitimately great stuff.
     
  18. moviedoors Indeed (P)

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    I like having it both ways. I feel privileged that I get Batman movies that play to more adult sensibilities and an Avengers movie that reminds me of exactly what it felt like to play in the sandbox with my toys.
     
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    Same here. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for good stories that adhere more strictly to source material. To be honest, that's predominantly what I desire: good material executed well by a great cast and crew. Whether it's dark and more disturbing (The Dark Knight trilogy) or a little more lighthearted and comic-esque (The Avengers), it's ultimately a good and fun story that is performed well that I want out of it.

    I tend to lead more intricate and psych and/or crime thriller plotlines, but I like having a little more mindless fun in movies as well.
     
  20. Scourge2099 Nihilistic Zombie Ninja

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    This is the same for me. I make room for my old childhood favorites without thinking this is for babies.
     
  21. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    I'm feeling the same way watching ALF on The Hub, god is that show terribly bad that I can't fathom the network executive reading the premise on paper and thinking, "Sounds ******ed but what the hell we'll sell millions of ALF plush dolls!!"

    Don't even get me started on Mork & Mindy.
     
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    In that regard, it seems to be some fascination with utter believability. Not much room for artistic suspension of disbelief. It's so rare to see a film shot as bizarrely as say Edward Scissorhands, since today everything seems to have to be rooted in realism. Sometimes that's certainly the right approach, but younger audiences seem to be totally reliant on believability, or they think there's an 'error'. No, most of the time it's called artistic license.
     
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    I've been obsessed with 'Transformers: The Movie' since I was 6. I'm never going to grow out of it. It still rocks.
     
  24. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Two years ago I found my old Game Boy and copy of Pokemon Red and played it through. That's about it.
     
  25. Q45 Registered

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    You never grow out of legos. they're greatest toy in everness! As far as I know, I've never met a dumb adult who played with legos as a kid. They're like brain-weights for your cortex...okay, weird rant over.
     

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