Thank you Hollywood for letting my kid be a dork just like me

I was born in the early 80’s. What this means is 2 things. First, I am starting to feel really old when I get up in the morning and second, I grew up with the best cartoons ever created.

I mean was there anything better than Transformers and G.I. Joe, The Ninja Turtles and He-Man?

Optimus Prime: then and now

Optimus Prime: then and now

Though these cartoons all faded away, Hollywood has turned forgotten shows into big bucks. In the past 8 years we have seen 2 G.I .Joe movies 3 Iron Man movies, 4 Transformers movies another boot of the Spider Man franchise and coming next a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie opening this weekend. Since 2000 there have been 7 X men movies with 2 more currently in the works.

Many complain that they have had enough but at the risk of my brain turning to complete mush I say keep them coming. My son is still too young for all of Michael Bay’s mega blockbusters but I have friends who are enjoying sharing characters from their youth today with their children.

The New TMNT

The New TMNT

Along with the movies comes a flood of new (old) action figures video games lunch boxes and Halloween costumes. I look forward to my son being just as excited about his new X-Men action figures as I was when I was young; going to movie premiers together and dressing up like robot cars from outer space on Halloween

I’m secretly pulling for a Thundercats movie at some point too.

some day.....some day

some day…..some day


Pat Lemieux

About Pat Lemieux

Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a young son and a quarter-life crisis. He blogs about trying to be who he has always been and be who he now needs to be. He enjoys 90's grunge metal, tasty local brews and the outdoors.