80’s Movies That Didn’t Stand The Test Of Time


If you grew up in the 80s then you probably like to reminisce about how awesome it was back then but when you really think about it, was it really? I mean, everything about the 80s, from big hair, brightly colored clothing and even the movies seems to be a bit cheesy now that we take a look back. Admit it, you loved these movies when they first came out because, what choice did you have? However, when you see them now, you are seeing them in a whole new light that might not be as favorable as it once was. Take a look:

1. Say Anything.

This movie was iconic because he finally gets the girl. And, we just can’t seem to figure out why the two of them struggled so hard to come to this conclusion. The only scene that keeps us going is when he holds up the radio for her.

2. Footloose.

The whole concept of a town that was not allowed to dance and this guy, Ren, who decides to make it his mission to put on a dance. It never ceases to amaze us why this was a compelling plot.

3. Legend.

Tom Cruise was battling the Lord of Darkness while trying to save the woman he loves. Sounds like every other movie, right? However, watching it now shows the lack of visual stimulus that we are so used to today.

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  1. Why don’t you just come straight out and confess, that you personally just don’t like the movies from the 80’s. Even if you don’t like them, I was still shocked that you said Legend lacked visual stimuli. Are you serious? The Last Starfighter had a cool story about a teenager who wants to be something more, to go somewhere in life, and to leave the trailer park behind. He is recruited by an alien, after he sets a world record on an arcade game, to fight in a space war. That was appealing to many kids then because we loved the arcades. You can hardly find arcades anymore, especially no random arcade games at convenient stores, grocery stores, and not many at movie theaters. No wonder kids and teens these days wouldn’t relate to it. I feel sorry for the kids of today because we had the cool arcade machines everywhere when growing up. We had more adventurous movies to, loaded with fun. Hey, what is wrong with Weekend At Bernies? That movie wa hilarious. One of the funniest movies of its time. Yes, some of these movies may be cheesy to people today but at least they had more heart, adventure, originality, and imagination.

    Look at a lot of the crap coming out at the movies today. The big screen is infested with too many remakes, movies with nothing but explosion after explosion, movies that lack originality, and every other movie seems to be a comic book movie nowadays. There have been remakes over the past decades but in the past 10-15 years the cinema has become saturated with them more than ever. That is a fact. These remakes have even seeped their way onto the televison with many old tv shows being remade, and not to mention all of the ignorant reality tv shows that are on. So, if all these movies, and shows were so horrible, then why the need for the remakes? In conclusion, I’m glad I grew up in the 80’s. Have a nice day.

  2. These are all classics. I don’t know how Say Anything is figured into this. The boom box over the head has been referenced in numerous shows throughout the years.

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