Do you remember, possibly in your youth, going to the cinema with friends or family? Looking back, I remember watching most of my films at home. Cinema wasn't exactly a rare treat but it wasn't a frequent outing. I remember seeing Mr Bean: The Movie 3 times at the cinema. I think it was because a cinema complex had opened up not far from me and we were all enjoying it. Also there probably wasn't much on. When I was 12 years and under, there wasn't many films to go and see and I think we struggled back then. When I was a young pre teen/teenager, I was old enough to go to the cinema with friends, what fun! Except my friends didn't want to see the films I liked so I was forced to see the endless drudge of dance flicks, bad rom-coms and terrible horror remakes. Ugh. What a wasted time at the cinema.
My Favourite Martian
James and the Giant Peach
I hated this film. I hated it before we even saw it. I was a 'film snob' even then. Looking back, I feel bad about how I reacted, there weren't many family friendly films on at the time and Spy Kids was the only choice. A few other complained about the choice, but they still went. It was a successful trip in the end and I think other parents were pleased to see the kids out of the house.
I still stand by my opinion. A story of two annoying children who are forced to become totally awesome spies to save their world famous spy parents didn't grab me. I remember being disappointed that Alan Cumming had stooped so low in his rather silly role. I knew who he was but now I cannot recall where I had seen him before to know this.... Years later I would wonder what made Robert Rodriguez make this film and its sequels.