80's movies were better then now.

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    80's movies were better then now.

    Such as:

    The Goonies
    Ferris Bulers day off
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    Back To The Future
    The Ernest Movies...
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There were some great movies made back then. With the exception of Ferris, those weren't them.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The Goonies isn't a great movie? Back to the Future isn't a great movie?

    Wow.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I never saw The Goonies so I should disqualify myself from that. BTTF was a good movie but I would not have considered it great. The sequels were not even good, IMO.
     
  5. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    I think that BTTF are great movies but not great like life-changing but great like great entertainment (at least for me). I would add Blade Runner to the list maybe.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Heh, I'll grant that it might be rose-tinted spectacles infused with nostalgia, but I thought Back to the Future was awesome. :D

    Hell yeah. And Aliens and Predator, too.

    Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.

    And we can't forget Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. Not high caliber movies, but the fact that they are still making sequels (and cash over fist) today tells you a hell of a lot.

    And ****, we gotta include Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. And the Indiana Jones movies.

    *rambles on*
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Blade Runner would make the list for sure. It's not a fair comparison because there hasn't been much in the way of great movie entertainment lately. I guess if you liked Ernest in the 80s then Jackass 3D would appeal.
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    *facepalm*
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Note that I didn't advocate any of those as great movies, or good, or average, or acceptable... :D
     
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    The internet encourages stupidity and improper grammar. This needs to be fixed.
     
  13. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    The 80s brought us such gems as

    Flash Gordon
    Staying Alive
    Dune
    Red Dawn
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

    OTOH: Brazil
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    As well as the delights already mentioned, The Terminator and Highlander are two favourites of mine and both were, as it happens, made in the Eighties.

    But was the internet better in the Eighties? Probably not, to be honest.
     
  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Clancy Brown, phwoar.
     
  16. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Clancy Brown: not quite as tall as some folk might think.

    Still, I'm sure BV won't mind just as long as he's clad in chainmail and is waving a large chopper around. :)
     
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    Just for Highlander I write the 80s off completely.
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Sorry, I can't allow you to do that.

    Blade Runner, just for a start.
     
  20. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Each decade has his hits and misses. As technology and special effects have improved, moves have changed. But a good movie is still a good movie and you know it when you see it. Of course, this is all so very subjective!
     
  21. SCLlama macrumors newbie

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    Blade Runner (as already mentioned), Raging Bull, Die Hard, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket.

    There are a TON of terrible 80's movies though. A TON.
     
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    Kickboxer
    Bloodsport
    Rocky 3
    Rocky 4
    Rambo
    Over The Top
    Best of the Best
    Predator
    Commando
    The Running Man
    Die Hard
    Lethal Weapon 1
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Lone Wolf McQuade
    Missing in Action
    Delta Force
    American Ninja 1
    American Ninja 2
    48 Hours
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Beverly Hills Cop 2
    Coming to America



    These movies are why I turned out so awesome.
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    Whilst better than today the 80s were hardly the Golden Era of Hollywood. Give me the old black and whites any day :)
     

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