15 Movies You Loved As A Kid (That Are Actually Terrible)
14. Richie Rich
Richie Rich is a film that coasts by on two things: wish fulfilment and the presence of Macaulay Culkin.
Despite children having precious little concept of how money works, the hook was basically, "What would you do if you could have anything you wanted?"
It's not a terrible pitch for a film by any means, yet as alluring as having your own in-house McDonalds and a "kid-a-pult" seemed as a wide-eyed youth, this adaptation of the classic comic is otherwise completely empty and soulless.
None of the characters beyond Richie actually resemble fleshed-out people, the script is awful and the various subplots introduced later on - especially the missing parents and the villain reveal - are painfully bottom-of-the-barrel.
On top of all this, Richie Rich was the fourth consecutive box office bomb to feature Culkin in a starring role, and soon afterwards he "retired" from acting, not appearing in another film for almost a decade.
Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes).
General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.