#1 Posted by Eric_Buck (1290 posts) -

What do you guys think of the 80s/ the media produced in them. I find it's either love or hate. Discuss!

(Am I right in saying this is not youtube spam as there is valid discussion?)

#2 Posted by lazyturtle (1227 posts) -

The 80s were a barbaric time. Not at all like the 90s.

#3 Posted by laserbolts (5314 posts) -

The music fucking sucked for the most part.

#4 Edited by JeanLuc (3573 posts) -

I was born in 92 so I can't really speak to living in the 80s, but I like a lot of 80's movies, so have a fairly positive view on the decade.

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#5 Posted by BadOrcLDR (178 posts) -

I was born in the late 80's.

That was cool. For me anyhow.

#6 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

I'm still not sure if the fashion of the 90s was any better than the 80s. The music was kind of shit in both.

#7 Posted by wafflestomp (247 posts) -

The 80's ruled. Just sayin'.

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#8 Edited by MooseyMcMan (10536 posts) -

The NES. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thrash metal.

I disagree.

#9 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -

The 80s kick ass over the 90s. Just sayin'.
 
You got all those sitcoms, the films like Rambo and Karate Kid, the music like Metallica etc. The 90s were just plain shit in comparison. Maybe I am biased though, cos I am an 80s baby.

#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4777 posts) -

First thoughts are that it was shit but then I remember

#11 Edited by scubasteve2010 (73 posts) -

One major redeeming value of the 80's are fantastic Sci-Fi movies. There is a certain feel/texture of a great 80's Sci-Fi flick that just can't seem to be recreated. We are talking about a stretch of time that gave us Alien, Robocop, Predator, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Empire, Blade Runner.... The list goes on and on.

#12 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

As a child of the 80's, I don't think they were that bad. The music was awful, though. Some truly classic movies to come out of the 80's, but the film selection was mostly pretty terrible.

But aside from having a better president, the 90's were worse, and somehow seem more outdated than the 80's.

#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5807 posts) -
#14 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -

A whole decade. Tons of cool shit happened. Music, culture, science, literature etc etc. 
I don't think any decades of the 20th century sucked

#15 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

I disagree.

#16 Posted by kariyanine (216 posts) -

Looking back, fashion was a mess but some of my favorite movies (Indy series, Aliens, Empire, Jedi, Willow) and music (Guns N' Roses, Metallica) come from that decade and I love it for that reason.

#17 Posted by RVonE (4607 posts) -

Isn't every past decade a mess when viewed from some present?

#18 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:


                   

The NES. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thrash metal.

I disagree.



                   

               
Yes!
#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36068 posts) -

Today is doing a better job of being the 80s than the 80s ever could. Don't believe me? Which version of the Thundercats would you rather watch? My Little Pony?...I thought so.

#20 Posted by Mercy_ (259 posts) -

I missed the eighties by a mere twenty-four days.

#21 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

I don't think any decades of the 20th century sucked.

I don't think most people enjoyed the 30s, you know with the Great Depression and World War II looming on the horizon.

#22 Posted by John1912 (1831 posts) -

@wafflestomp said:

The 80's ruled. Just sayin'.

#23 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

the 80's are cool now looking back in retrospect. but they SUCKED at the time.

#24 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -
@TeflonBilly said:

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

I don't think any decades of the 20th century sucked.

I don't think most people enjoyed the 30s, you know with the Great Depression and World War II looming on the horizon.

No, I think a lot of good happened in every decade. Even the 30s! Woah!