Nostalgia is a powerful addiction, but luckily not the kind that will give you sores just the kind that will make you curse the credit card costs from those drunken eBay nights where you regressed back to the 90s. Thankfully you can rummage in the attic or just use grandma’s Amazon gift card to rent these 5 kids adventure movies every kid in the 90’s loved and not end up on the street buying back alley Pokemon stickers.
“Home Alone” took those exciting times when your parents trusted you enough to leave you at home for a few hours and then poured enough rocket fuel on it to blast that thrill straight to the moon. With a kid left to fend for himself, a couple of bumbling burglars and a frightening neighbor this flick appealed to the best of your little kid daydreams and delivered on them. Adventure movie that deserved your love no matter the punishment say for trying out the icing the sidewalk scene, especially when not everyone in the 90’s had a console waiting in their bedroom.
“Muppet Treasure Island”.
Pirates, treasure and you’re surrounded by some of the craziest characters ever makes “Muppet Treasure Island” an incredible kid friendly action movie. No matter what your age, hidden treasure will probably always bring a sparkle of terrifying lust to your eyes and this film will satiate that urge for the time being. Hearken back to the 90’s when Tim Curry was a frightening foe, the Gonzo could steal the show by his grooving to the cannibal song scene.
“Back to the Future III”.
The older siblings got the better part of this series but “Back to the Future III” is still a lot of fun as well as serious fodder for your young mind as you ponder what you’d do if you could go back in time. With cowboys, Indians and a train robber this 90’s flick brought you everything your little brain could handle. What kid didn’t want to get strung up by the ancestor of his high school bully?
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.
The turtles were pretty ubiquitous during most of the 90’s with action figures, comic books, cartoons and movies so they definitely got into the psyche of a lot of kids. With “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” they threw the grittiness out of the comic and then added skateboards and pizza to make it so child friendly it bled sugar. Eventually once Michael Bay gets done with his own version of “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp”.
The duck family and their family of spin-offs made a solid chunk of afternoon cartoons for any 90’s kid. Whether you identified with Huey, Louie, Dewey or Webby (or Scrooge for all of you Kindergarten hedge fund managers) the extended family of McDucks had someone for you to root for throughout “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp”. Chuckle or giggle along with your inner child at Scrooge McDuck’s maniacal laughter when he finds the treasure of Collie Baba and the true adventure kicks off.