View Full Version : Films that aren't ageing well

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-05-2005, 17:28:47
I'll pick "The Warriors". Well-scrubbed and wholesome-looking youths in am-dram costumes poncing around suspiciously clean streets and having the occasional bout of mild fisticuffs. Oooooh! Shocking!

It looks unbelieveably camp these days. Not a crack whore or Uzi in sight, just lots of bare-chested rent boys.

15-05-2005, 23:12:28
Wasn't it supposed to be?

Warrioooors, come out to plaaahaaay.

17-05-2005, 21:31:59
It was a classic in the 1970s.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-05-2005, 21:45:54
So were brown suits.

17-05-2005, 21:53:31
I think the Warriors is still great. I quite like brown suits too though. :(

17-05-2005, 22:14:43
Originally posted by Drekkus
Wasn't it supposed to be?

Warrioooors, come out to plaaahaaay.

Wu-Tang! Wu-Tang! Wu-Tang! Wu-Tang!

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-05-2005, 11:28:19
"This Tartar woman is for me and my blood says, take her!"

says an atrociously miscast John Wayne as the martial lord of the world's largest contiguous empire so far, playing the Asian menace, Genghis Khan.

Poor Susan Hayward had to dance with the lumpy clod and endure close-ups of his appalling 'oriental' make-up and be within earshot of his less than Shakespearian renderings of his lines.

John Wayne of course went on to make 'The Green Berets' in which he took his revenge on the Asiatic hordes he had only masscred with his appalling acting in 'The Conqueror' .

Not bad for the uber-patriot who managed not to fire a rifle at the enemy in any of the wars his country fought in in his lifetime- rather like Ronnie Raygun.

19-05-2005, 11:37:35
Well The Shootist is a good film anyway.

19-05-2005, 23:26:27
Ghengis Khan was appauling bad, but it was from the day it was released.

Probaly the most halrious films that haven't aged well are Hollywood's attempts to portray teens in the early 1960s with surfer movies and really bad music.

It was obvious hollywood had no idea what the counter culture was, or worse, what they listened too.