Going to the movies can take on many functions, some of which are somewhat more important to other people. While most people may think that a picture being a cultural phenomenon or a picture of a generation may be quite significant, nearly everyone will dismiss how important family movies can be in general. Based on who you ask, this might be more of a comment on how society is changing, but it could just be that family films are made for just some members of your family.
Were the parental figures just a little too out of touch to appear real? Can the CGI overload make it tough to even look at the monitor? As time has gone on, what makes for a family picture has been more about making a film that retains a children attention long enough to give Mom and Dad a breather. Whatever happened to the sort of film that made the family feel closer to each other? You know, the type of film that taught an important lesson, even though it was a bit too near reality. Just as it makes you look like the old man shaking his fist at everyone who steps on his yard, they do not make family movies like they used to.
Then again, perhaps they do, but you may need to look a bit closer or go back a couple of years in the films that made you and your loved ones feel somewhat tighter than before. There could be something to this because if you consider the film marathons that come on during the holiday season, the majority of these movies are a couple of decades old. A classic is a classic, and even when they years have passed something about these films has survived the test of time.
It is a classic.
A Christmas Story – An air rifle, a child’s imagination, and frightening pink, full-body bunny suit come together as one of the best Christmas movies of all time.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – If Dad seems like he bungles up everything, it is shocking to see one of his wildest inventions really work! This picture is underestimated, but it’s heart, a tremendously talented cast, and a wonderful story to boot.
Little Girls – A classic film based on a classic book. You really can not go wrong, and even if the boys in your household scoff at it, even if they sit long enough, they will be swept away.
Once more, a stellar cast make this one of the greatest movies of the past thirty years & one of those terrific holiday movies of all time.
Family films can actually bring families closer together, but it is important to see that the movie is not really that important. Whether you are at home or at the neighborhood movie theater, spending time with people you love is what it is all about, and in the event that you can have a fantastic time while watching a film at exactly the exact same time with one another, so be it.