Thought this would be an interesting idea for a thread.
Movies and books that you once identified with, but find no longer connect with you on the same level they once did.
When I was 18, I watched Othello (lawrence fishburne's one), and I still remember how devastated I was at the end. I mean, I'm talking the kind of tears that needed to be consoled by a friend, who was also crying and needing to be consoled.
I wept buckets to that tale. I felt such pity for both othello and Desdemona.
However I watched the same film last night, hoping for the same effect, only to find I had no pity for Othello anymore. I only cried for Desdemona. For Othello, although I didn't feel the same level of hate for him, as I do for Iago, I still felt contempt for his weakness.
For allowing his jealousy and paranoia to consume him without much evidence to go on. Stupid stupid man.
I guess when you have been at the end of that kind of manic jealousy and paranoia yourself, it's harder to feel pity anymore.
It just seemed I have grown beyond that tale.
Same as with Mulan. As a muslim female, once Mulan spoke to me on many levels. Of being a woman with little to no rights, and the need to become a man to change her destiny.
However now that I am no longer constrained, although I still love the tale, it does not move me the way it once did.
What movies, tales have you moved beyond?