'90s Pop Culture Hot Takes That Have No Business Being So Fiery

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Vote up the hottest '90s pop culture takes.

We can all agree that the 1990s was one of the best decades, right? Tons of amazing movies, shows, food, and music came from this time, and these millennials are sharing the hottest of takes. See if you agree with any of these and get to voting!


  • 1. The '90s Was Great For Action Movies

    From Redditor u/Amplesands:

    Action/adventure movies peaked in the 90s.

    They had the technology to use CGI to tell bigger stories, but they still couldn’t just do anything. They had to be more creative and do more for real. Don’t get me wrong, I like Marvel movies, and I can even suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy a few of the Fast and Furious movies, but if the filmmakers run into a problem they can’t solve, they just use CGI. Sometimes they don’t even try to solve the problem. They just animate it. They don’t find any creative boundaries to push because it’s all possible with CG. It makes the stories big, but I feel like the spectacle never gets as exciting as when there’s a sense that stunt people, artists, and craftsmen had to perform or build everything you’re seeing. Even the CGI fests of the late 90s (The Matrix, The Mummy) still gave you a sense of magic. The stunts felt real. The CGI was creative and did things that could not have been done before on screen. Car chases had real cars smashing against each other. They were coming up with a hook that hadn’t been done and then figured out how to do it (realistic dinosaurs, 10 mile wide spaceships, bullet time). I love 90s action cinema, and I don’t think it gets better than Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Speed, Independence Day, The Mummy, and The Matrix. I even think Die Hard with a Vengeance is a hugely underrated movie in that franchise.

  • 2. Xena Was Meta Before Meta Was Meta

    From Redditor u/Hausgebrauch:

    XENA was way more groundbreaking than it gets credit for.

    Yeah, it was a show about sexy women fighting badly computer-animated monsters with unintentionally funny wife fu, BUT the show was also deep, dark and experimental. For such a light hearted show, they spent a lot of time exploring the protagonist's dark side, often with soul crushing results.

    At the same time, they really weren't scared of experimenting with storytelling conventions. They had episodes that were meta, before meta was even a thing! They solved one of their darkest storylines with a musical episode a year before BUFFY did theirs! And they even skipped years ahead in one season, which is another thing that TV shows still do today, but was never seen before when this show did it.

    It's too bad that the show often gets looked down upon, thanks to its low production values, because that one was underneath its cheese a real trailblazer at times

  • 3. Goofy Should Have Won

    From Redditor u/mps2000:

    'A Goofy Movie' should have won Best Picture in 1995.

  • 4. 'Land Before Time' is the GOAT

    From Redditor u/Intelligent_Airline8:

    The original The Land Before Time is the greatest Road Trip/Coming of age story of ALL TIME.

    A group of Youths led by Little Foot must go on a journey to preserve their lives.

    They don't know if this place even exists.

    They are traveling together at a time when society was telling them they should be segregated.

    All this while being hunted by an antagonist that literally wants to eat them.

    I can't think of a coming of age movie with deeper subplots and higher stakes.

  • 5. Michael Keaton Is The Best Batman

    From Redditor u/Jollytime715:

    OG Michael Keaton batman with Nicholson as the joker is the best Batman. Fight me!

  • 6. As Far As Spooky Books Goes

    From Redditor u/LeodegarioAdolfo:

    Are you Afraid of the Dark is and will always be better than Goosebumps