Gen Z Teens Reviewed Millennial Classics Like ‘American Pie’ And ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’, Absolutely Hated Them

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Whether you like it or not, the movies you grew up watching and likely loving are now considered “old”.

Don’t believe me? Turn-of-the-millennium classics like Clueless, American Pie, Bring It On, Eurotrip, and Dude, Where’s My Car? were the recent subject of a Vice article that saw the films be reviewed by Gen Z teens.

And — surprise, surprise — the reactions of those born after the year 2000 were far from impressed, particularly when it came to American Pie.

“This whole movie is completely ridiculous, especially how the only thing the male characters care about is having sex. They’re willing to say and do whatever just to convince the girls to have sex with them. I don’t know if that was realistic when the film came out, but I think men treat women with a lot more respect and equality now,” said 16-year-old Taylor.

18-year-old Olivia agreed with Taylor in her scathing review of American Pie, which hit theaters back in 1999 and spawned an entire franchise of films:

“It’s bordering on incel attitudes the way the guys in this film think that they deserve sex, and how they seem to think that’s all women are good for rather than wanting a loving relationship with somebody they respect. I think if you were a teenage boy watching this you’d basically feel entitled to behave however you wanted to towards women.”

Dude, Where’s My Car? — which starred the combination of Ashton Kutcher, Sean William Scott, and Jennifer Garner and released in the year 2000 — didn’t fare much better, as the objectification of the female characters was, once again, a sticking point:

“I hated all of it but the worst part is when Jesse gets a lap-dance from a stripper who turns out to be trans woman, or as they joke in the film ‘a gender-challenged male’, and then Jesse freaks out and starts wiping his tongue because he kissed her, and lifts up her skirt to see her bulge. It plays on stereotypes of trans people as sex workers and thieves and legitimises cis male transphobia. It’s so disgusting and I hope it wouldn’t have gotten made if it was written today,” one of the reviews read.

Perhaps this is why Hollywood has decided to stop making comedy films. You can check out the rest of the Gen Z reviews — for films such as Bring It On, Clueless, and Europtrip here.

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