Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Haiku Hump Day - 80s Movies!
That’s right, 80s movies! When I started thinking about what film images to use in this post to represent 80s cinema, I quickly became overwhelmed. I had forgotten just how many “treasures” came from that decade. Sure we love to make fun of the 80s, and the 80s deserve to be made fun of, but damnit I love 80s cinema, the good, the unspeakably bad, and the horrendous. The 80s was a time when cool franchises were starting to wane (e.g. Bond), cool franchises were created (e.g., A Nightmare on Elm Street), cool films were given increasingly terrible sequels (e.g., A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Hughes created his best stuff, the “action film” was defined, rap movies were popular, Eddie Murphy was funny, soundtracks were replete with new wave music, clothing style was the ugliest, most teen films contained boobs, and Mr. Miyagi taught Danielson valuable life lessons. Believe it or not I edited out a lot as I realized that this post was becoming insanely long. So come on gang, turn up your boombox, and give me some 80s gold! Below are some images to get your creative juices flowing. It's going to be a great day.
The epitome of testosterone
Breakin' with Ozone and Turbo
This image fills me with murderous rage
"I must break you"
"I'm too old to be Bond!"
Worst movie of all time?
Mad Max movies were cool before this film
The 80s gave us lots of comedy gold?
Awful horror sequels
Pre-insane Tom Cruise
Help me, I'm in a bad musical. Wait, they're all bad!
JPX's favorite comedy of all time
JPX's other favorite comedy