11 Things That Happen As You Re-watch Your Favorite Childhood Movie
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11 Things That Happen As You Re-watch Your Favorite Childhood Movie

Grab the popcorn; it's going to be a sentimental ride.

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11 Things That Happen As You Re-watch Your Favorite Childhood Movie

The start of a new semester means that you have a lot more free time than usual. Classes haven’t started piling on the homework quite yet, and those burdensome tests aren’t coming for a few more weeks (or if they are already here, then you’re just looking for a reason not to study). If you’re anything like me, you have a few extra moments to relax and watch a movie or two. Chanel surfing on TV or scrolling through your Netflix queue, you might glance upon a title that you haven’t seen or really even thought of in years: your favorite childhood movie. Whether you fall back in love with it, or wonder why you even liked it in the first place, here are 8 things that will happen as re-watch your favorite childhood movie.

1. As you see the title of the movie, you start to get nostalgic about it, thinking back to a time when this movie was all you ever talked about.

Even though it's been a while, you still know every word to all of the songs and can quote the movie verbatim along with the rest of the cast. It's like you never stopped watching.

2. You're absolutely shocked when your current friends don't have the same favorite movie.


Back in elementary school, this would have definitely ended your friendship.


3. As the beginning credits roll, you become really excited to basically relive a large part of your childhood, largely thanks to internet streaming and to the procrastination of homework.


4. As the movie progresses, you realize that you no longer have the same sense of humor that you used to.


Suddenly, slap-stick humor isn’t enough to make you bust a gut laughing.


5. However, you now have a new appreciation for all of the jokes that definitely went over your head as a child.


6. The plot also isn’t as dramatic as you made it out to be all of these years in your head.

You could have sworn that rescue scene was much more intense, and that the evil villain was much meaner. The animation quality isn't quite as good as you remembered either.

7. Even so, you fall back in love with all of your favorite characters, and you start to remember why you loved this movie so much in the first place.

All of those quirky little characteristics about the characters that you loved back then, you still love now.


8. Instead of identifying with the main character, you've now started to side with the adults in the movie.


I mean, come on, Ariel, you signed yourself away to Ursula to become a human for a few days? For a boy you've never actually spoken to? I'm with King Triton on this one.


9. The ending is a lot cheesier than you remembered.


It's filled with convenient circumstances and unrealistic outcomes.


10. As the movie ends, you look up to realize the movie is a lot shorter than you had anticipated.

I suppose you can only keep a 7-year-old's attention for so long. But still, if the movie would have been just a little bit longer, the character development could have been so much better.


11. As it ends, you realize that, even though it's nowhere near what you remembered, you love it just the same.

After all, there was a reason that it was once your favorite in the first place.

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