The 90s: The Past is Another Country

Some of my current students make a habit out of referring to the 90s like it’s ancient history. I suppose if you’re 17 or 18 years old, the 90s do seem a long time ago. But I had to laugh when I read this comment from a 17-year-old student, who was critiquing the horror flick The Haunting of Molly Hartley:

“This movie is pointless. She tries to escape from something through out the whole movie but ends up joining it at the end. This movie would have been a good movie if we were in the 90’s, but we’re not. Today’s movies require more than just a simple movie that has no horror at all. If you feel like watching a bad movie, go watch this one. ”

Back in the Dark Ages called the 1990s, during the pre-Saw days, we were simpler folks with simpler tastes.

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