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01/07/2014 13:12:27 •••

I was six when this movie came out.

I know, intellectually, that this movie is terrible. Horrific. A soulless money grab. A two-hour commercial with less frames per second than any classic Looney Tune.

But if you were there. If you were THERE. If you were under ten years old when this movie came out, you knew. This was it. This was The Thing. The *Jam*. Everyone in your class saw it. Everyone in your class said "Nice Butt!" at some point. Lola dolls were distributed. Nerdluck jewelry was worn. "I Believe I Can Fly" was sung.

It's a bad movie, but it's bad in a good way. It's bad in the kind of way that you're pretty much blind to if you understand that a) The Looney Tunes are cool, b) Michael Jordan is cool, and c) nothing else.

With that in mind, it's not going to hold up. Today's six-year-olds don't know Michael Jordan. They'll know the Looney Tunes more from their TV series than their classic shorts.

This is a movie that'll live fondly in my memory, but nowhere else.

12/18/2013 00:00:00

I remember thinking it was stupid when I saw it, but I was a teen. You're very right. It's a soulless money grab, but the idea itself is so fun that it's kind of a classic for that reason alone.

01/07/2014 00:00:00

This movie was too funny to be consider terrible, and it still hold up today imo.


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