Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Good movie - bad movie

Posted February 2, 2011 8:28 a.m. EST

I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when the highly touted western film came out in 1969. I remember thinking - what a nice movie with two cool characters, a pretty girlfriend and gorgeous scenery.

Now that I finally have Netflix I've been watching a lot of old movies. Last night while running on the treadmill I revisited Butch Cassidy with high hopes of rediscovering the cinematic magic.. My impression was totally different. I thought it was a pretty lousy movie. No criminals could be that affable and the dialogue seems so contrived and cheesy now. Filmmaking has come a long way.

Does that ever happen to you? Do you ever return to a childhood favorite only to be deeply disappointed?

What movies have stood the test of time?