When the audience is young, suspension of disbelief is much easier. I watched some abysmal movies and TV shows up into my teen years that usually didn’t bother me.
Whether the movie is good or bad, though, the fight scenes are almost always laughable. Once you begin paying attention, it’s hard not to notice the cheesy aspects–like Western Union Punches, for instance.
See if anything bothers you about the clip below:
Now, granted, this fight scene is from a comedy. But what’s sad is, films we’re supposed to take seriously are just as bad.
Notice the Adam Sandler character, who has been a brawling goon up to this point…how he just stands around waiting to be hit. It’s in the script for him to lose the fight to Bob Barker, so he just plays crash dummy.
Maybe I’ll post an example of a good one some day, if I can find one…