Monday, July 14, 2008

You Can't Go to 1994 Again

‘The Wackness’ vs. ‘Kids’: Which Is More Authentically 1994?

Obviously Kids is the more authentic 1994 movie since -- shocker -- it was actually made in 1994. But it's not like the mid-1990s was a very authentic era to begin with, nor was there anything interesting about it, culturally speaking, that makes it deserve a nostalgic paper-dollish treatment (like Boogie Nights did for 1970s LA). The Wackness sounds like history replayed as ... eh.


  1. I remember Kids received so much publicity back in the day (what a 1994esque expression) but I never saw it. I think I'll add it to my Netflix queue and conduct my own analysis.

  2. Kids is worth seeing but be warned - it's a disturbing movie. It's not all the teenage sex that makes you cringe but the gutter mentality and amorality of the "kids" that is just so very depressing.


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