Classic Movies That Don't Hold Up to Today's Time


Who doesn’t love the classics? It brings us back to a time when we were young, innocent and certainly impressionable. But we grew up and so did the movie industry. So when new movies come out sometimes we can’t help but compare them to the classics and painfully realize how the movies we used to love just don’t hold up to today’s time. We’ve got a few listed down here so come and check them out.

Space Jam (1996)

When this movie came out Michael Jordan was famous and so were the Loony Tunes, hence their collaboration. But though this is a great family movie, filled with action, a lot of basketball and lovable cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird, it may not extend to the younger (or older) audience of today. Mainly due to its 2D effects that are no match for the advanced flicks of this era and also because kids have been fed with more varied and fascinating cartoon characters worth watching. But at least the movie left a memorable soundtrack ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ that people are still singing to.

Ghost (1990)

This was one of the most memorable movies during the 90s era because not only was it romantic but it was also somewhat thrilling with that fantasy feel to it. Who can forget the haunting tune of Unchained Melody and that infamous scene with the clay. But watching it today may not lead you to feel the same anymore for you’ll soon notice how the effects aren’t quite up to the standards of the kind of `ghostly’ movies you’re familiar with these days.

The Karate Kid (1984)

Ralph Macchio was the heartthrob of the 80’s after featuring in this movie but his karate moves were also what made this movie make its mark. Yet watching it again and seeing how it dealt with the issue of bullying one can’t help but compare it with today’s movies that try to do the same thing. Besides that, after being overwhelmed by the special effects of action movies in this day and age one may leave feeling unsatisfied after watching this. Yet since the movie left such an indelible impression on audiences worldwide it’s no wonder they created The Karate Kid (2010) which offers a fresher take at the same storyline.

Footloose (1984)

Another 80s movie that got teens in a tizzy is this musical loosely based on a true story. At the time it came out it received mixed reviews but has been remembered mostly for featuring a lot of dancing, Kevin Bacon’s iconic sleeveless shirt (aka singlet) he wears in one scene and for its unforgettable soundtrack by Kenny Logins aptly titled ‘Footloose’. Fast forward to today and with movies such as Step Up and other teen angsty drama (with song and dance) Footloose may not be up to par with them. If you don’t believe us try comparing it with the 2011 Footloose version.

Out with the old, in with the new is what it seems to look like here but ultimately to each his own, right? Do you have other examples of movies you feel don’t hold up? Share it with us down below.