"Cine-scabs" are described as, "movies or movie scenes that get on your nerves, that annoy, grate, embarrass… but which you nonetheless watch and watch again..." In one of the comments, Jenni from St. Louis chose Gremlins, writing, "Stupid plot, and the scene where the Gremlins have truly gone amok-smoking, drinking, shooting guns-I mistakenly let my kids watch it with me a couple of years ago, I had forgotten how dumb it was and my kids quickly pointed out all of the plot holes, and they asked how could the gremlins know how to smoke, drink, shoot guns, get guns, when they had just been created a couple of days earlier!?"
I've said before, and it looks like I'm saying again: There's something seriously wrong with the way the younger generation watches movies!
Gremlins is on my essential yearly Christmas viewing list, so I'm hardly unfamiliar with it. So are Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I suspect if one was of a mind to prove how "smart" they are rather than enjoying oneself, one could also find things to call "plot holes" and elements that could be called "stupid" or "illogical" in those as well, but why would you want to?
What kind of sad, joyless life is this?
It's a madhouse. A madhouse!
UPDATE: Jenni followed-up on my comment in the original post, noting a list of movies that her kids enjoyed, including The Wolf Man and The Music Man. Suffice it to say, very few titles could melt my heart faster than those. The Gremlins thing still strikes me odd, to say the least, but I'll give the kids credit for clearly being ok overall.