Here we are yet again with another Friday Question Fun! This time, the question I’m asking is leading into something else (more details to come very shortly).
What are some movies that define your childhood / adolescence / high school years?
We all have movies that we identify with, but as a kid the movies we identify with are probably also the ones we watched over and over or a movie that just had everything you love in it. The movies we loved as kids may not be the same movies we love as adults, and movies we hated in our younger years may be held to different standards now too.
When I was a kid, I would watch tons of giant monster movies: Godzilla, Gamera, Specterman (a huge favorite), etc. many of which I’m not sure I even remember now. One film that I’m not sure anyone else has heard of is Attack of Super Monsters, which is a mix of live-action men in rubber dinosaur/monster suits and anime. It was really the perfect thing for a kid like me, I loved dinosaurs, I loved anime, I loved guys in rubbers monster suits, and I watched it innumerable times. A few years ago, my wife tracked down a copy on DVD and watching it as an adult had a flood of pure nostalgia come back to me. It was great. I still consider Attack of the Super Monsters to be the film that defines my childhood.
What about you? It doesn’t have to be your childhood, it can be any era of your life.