#1 Posted by Eric_Buck (1424 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 Still_I_Cry (2522 posts) -

I don't generally like things from the 80s. Except for some of the action movies for their sheer stupidity :D

There were some legitimately good movies as well, like Raging Bull (was that the 80s?) and Once Upon A Time In America.

#3 Posted by Example1013 (4855 posts) -

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#4 Posted by ptc (636 posts) -

Loved/love the 80s.  But I came of age during that decade, so I'm biased.
 
Watching St Elmo's Fire or Breakfast Club brings a tear to my eye.

#5 Posted by Marcsman (3435 posts) -

The 80's were great. John Hughes at his finest. Without the 80s Hollywood wouldn't have shit to remake.

#6 Posted by Orbitz89 (230 posts) -

Can't speak for the 80's, but the 90's sucked for sure.. the best thing to come out of the 90's were a few excellent video games..

I was born just as the 80's were coming to an end and i still sometimes wish i could have experienced them myself.

#7 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

I love the music and most of the movies of that decade.

#8 Posted by Rattle618 (1505 posts) -

The 80s produced me, that makes it instantly the most awesome of decades.

#9 Posted by Vinny_Says (5912 posts) -

Ronald Reagan and the crack epidemic....what a wonderful time!

Movies were alright though, the Thing came out in 82' right?

#10 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Eric_Buck You were born in the 90s, weren't you? The 80s had their bad points, but they were pretty awesome.
#11 Posted by Castiel (3056 posts) -

Vice City... yeah that's about it.

#12 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

80s music and action movies are pretty amazing.

#13 Posted by N7 (4115 posts) -

MOTHER FUCKING EIGHTIES WAS THE SHIT. I should have been born in the 70's so I could enjoy them properly.
 
Motherfucking A-Team, Metallica, Sylvester Stallone, women with lower expectations, hair, Whitesnake. EVERYTHING ABOUT THE EIGHTIES WERE THE SHIT. There was not a single disappointment to be had. I should have experienced it myself. I was made for the 80's. Durand Durand. Man, you get the point. Shit was bangin like Reagan during the 80's.

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#14 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5905 posts) -

80's alt rock and post-punk is the best

#15 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

Best decade of all time for me, I will always remember the 80s, don't remember the 90s too much but I do remember the first half of the 90s being better than the last half.

#16 Edited by NegativeCero (3118 posts) -

Can't speak for it (wasn't born yet), but judging from the comments and from my own feelings, the decade you grew up in is usually the one remember most fondly. So that would be the 90s for me.

#17 Edited by BombKareshi (1042 posts) -

Dude, robots.

  • Robocop
  • Short Circuit
  • Terminator
And many more, I'm sure.
#18 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

In 20 years you will think the 2010's sucked too.

#19 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1199 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

In 20 years you will think the 2010's sucked too.

Does that make me cool for disliking the 2010's before it's popular :) I'm also not holding my breath for enjoying the 2020's. Any year this dedicated to "reality" TV & it's "celebrities" should be hit by a meteor and wiped out.

#20 Posted by A_Dog (759 posts) -

Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Smiths.

The 80s were great!

#21 Posted by blitzkriegblizzard (199 posts) -

Metal.

#22 Posted by SanjK (42 posts) -

I fully enjoy how strangely awesome the 80's were, especially good ol' PSAs.

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This PSA freaked the crap out of me when I was a kid.

Annnnnd this...

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#23 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1517 posts) -

I still miss the fashion the girls at school wore in the 80's: frilly little skirts with spandex underneath. It was great hitting puberty right around that time.

#24 Posted by phish09 (1115 posts) -

Way better music than any time since (other than Phish, who actually formed in the '80's too)...though obviously not as good as the 50's - 70's.

Sonic Youth, Husker Du, the Replacements, Minutemen, Black Flag, Prince...the goddamn Dead were still out there giving 'er.

Plus the '80's were when vidja games finally became a popular household form of entertainment because of a little box called the NES.

Nah man, you can knock the '90s and the 2000's all you want, but the '80's were fucking cool.