Friday, March 26, 2010

Reliving the '80s

I was a child of the 80's. I admit it. I grew up wearing pastels, leg warmers, and bangles. I teased my hair and sprayed it with the ozone-killing gunk until it wouldn't have moved even if a tornado ripped right past me.

Some pretty bad trends came (and went) in the 80's, but there was also some great stuff that I'm always going to remember with a smile like cowboy boots with jeans, Falco, and the Breakfast Club.

And it looks like the 80's revival has begun! This year will see a huge selection of movie remakes from an age that may be best forgotten.

Clash of the Titans, coming April 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street, coming April 2010

Robin Hood, coming May 2010
(Okay, technically Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was out in 1991, but it still had a whole crapload of 1980s goodness)

The Karate Kid, coming June 2010

The A Team, coming June 2010

Tron Legacy, coming December 2010

So, is there anything here that brings back memories? Good or bad? Are you looking forward to any movies this year?


Maria Zannini said...

I didn't care for many of the movies here, though Tron came close. Robin Hood is one of few movies that can be retold without messing with the original intent too much.

I've enjoyed several versions of Robin Hood over the years, and you can beat Russell Crowe.