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16 November 2003 @ 01:30 pm
I love the 80's...  
Why is it that silly movies from the 80's were so much more fun than current silly/stupid movies?

Brandon and I watched "Time After Time" last night, which is about H.G. Wells following Jack the Ripper into the year 1979 with the time machine he'd invented, which Jack had stolen and used. Sure, the premise, let alone the science, was ridiculous. Still the movie was charming, funny, and we both really liked it for what it was.

I mean, I feel like that about a LOT of 80's movies. The Tall Guy, the Breakfast Club, even up to the early 90's with Pretty Woman (maybe one of the last ones of this genre).
And not because I watched them when I was younger...many of them I haven't seen until I was in my late teens and now early twenties. Why are they so cute? What was it that made them fun and not fake? Endearing and not tedious?

Maybe they're just honest about what they are, which is a silly movie, and embrace it with more sincerity than modern movies do. I dunno. I just think we should have it back.
 
 
Mood: curiouscurious
Music: It Must Be Love (from The Tall Guy) in my head
 
 
 
neural network: A: autumn leavesashliana on November 16th, 2003 11:32 am (UTC)
me too. strongly. sigh.
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Mellenabsentmammoth on November 16th, 2003 11:48 am (UTC)
It was funny in Time After Time, H.G. is saying how utopic the future would be, but when he gets there, it seems that people have actually regressed.

Ahead of the times, indeed.
J. Moleneilx on November 16th, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC)
Trying to remember here, Malcolm McDowell played H.G. Wells right?

I still say Ferris Beullers Day Off was one of the best movies that ever came out in the 80's. I dare say Raging Bull would be the #1 moviesw that came out in the 80's.

2πr: all hail the mighty dollartwopiearr on November 16th, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC)
I think it has at least as much to do with the fact that more recent silly movies rely far too much on visual and scatalogical gags.