Thursday Movie Picks: Movies That Haven't Aged Well
This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is movies that haven't stood the test of time. There are so many films that are going to fall into this categories. Mainly comedies. We could probably talk about the entire Hangover trilogy here, but I decided to pick from a few different genres. Here's what I came up with.
1) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - When I was a kid, I watched Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls all the time, but I believe I only saw the first one once. When the trans community started talking about how offensive this movie was, I struggled to even remember what happened in it. Then I watched the documentary Disclosure where they showed clips of the awful transphobia that happens in this film. I struggle now to even think how anyone found this funny.
2) Swing Time - This was on my Blind Spot list last year and I was absolutely loving this movie until Fred Astaire dawns black face in order to perform a tribute to Bill Robinson. This totally ruined the movie for me. If you removed this scene entirely, it would honestly be an A+ but it is just so offensive and out of place. I hate that scene so much.
3) The Aristocats - Because of Disney+, I've revisited a lot of those classic films I watched as a child and to say one of the characters in this film is offensive towards anyone from East Asian decent is an understatement to say the least. A Siamese cat playing piano with chopsticks and singing about fortune cookies? Voiced by a white guy? Yeesh.