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Is Die Hard the only 80s action movie who is still worth watching?

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Is Die Hard the only 80s action movie who is still worth watching?
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>>719654880
Die Hard is the only movie worth watching.
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Streets of fire
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Die Hard is the only xmas movie worth watching
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>>719654880
Lethal Weapons are still pretty entertaining. It's fun to watch the acceptable levels of sexism/racism in the 80s. Like when Danny Glover goes to immigrate to South Africa and the guy at the embassy is like Wut?
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>>719654880
Thats the 5th element dumbass
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Aliens is best.
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Jesus. Go watch Predator right now
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>>719654880
die hard is not a "who"
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>>719654880
Blade Runner........?
Raiders of the Lost Arc.......?
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Action Jackson
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>>719654880
Nah, I hate it.
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>>719655296
Looks like shiiiit.

>>719655499
I'll give you that.

>>719655564
>>719655616
Sci-Fi, but okay. Those are good, but I was looking for more real-world action films.

>>719655642
Blade Runner is more drama than action. Also sci-fi
Raiders of the Lost Ark is pure crap with only one redeeming feature: It got a sequel, Temple of Doom, which is alright.
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Big Trouble in Little China
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>>719654880
Masters of the Universe is good too.
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>>719655447
Besides Bad Santa
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>>719655447
I watched diehard on xmas
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>>719654880
Alien
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>>719656490
>thinking temple is better than raiders
top pleb
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>>719654880
>who

It's not a person you dumb fuck.
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>>719654880
Commando is pretty good

>pic related the greatest 80s action movie prove me wrong fuck you
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>>719654880
Is Ghostbusters an action movie?
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>>719656628

this and Tango & Cash
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>>719657169
The first one is better
But not by much
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>>719654880
Conan the Barbarian is badass
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>>719657274
Nah thats a comedy
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>>719657274
Nah not really. Like as much as Harry Potter is an action movie. GB is more like fantasy or something
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all these people forgetting bloodsport
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>>719657304
alien is not an action movie tho
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Blackula
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>>719654880
Not according to me. Loads of great action movies from that era.
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>>719654880
Lethal Weapon series
Commando
Cobra
Rambo series
Alien series
Terminator series
Predator
RoboCop
Bloodsport
Big Trouble in Little China
Escape From New York
Missing in Action
Raw Deal

There are so many, OP. The 80s were the creative apex of the action genre.
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>>719657304
Alien is a horror movie. Aliens is more action.
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>>719657456
die hard is crap tho
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>>719655640
>>719657093
>Rejecting Die Hard's Persongender
You cishet faggots.

>>719656981
What is the appeal of Raiders that everyone but me sees? I was bored out of my skull. I enjoyed Temple of Doom somewhat, but not that much. Raiders, however...I don't get why people like it.
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>>719656490
>Raiders of the Lost Ark is pure crap
kys you're self
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>>719657543
You have shit taste. They literally use it as a template for perfect movies in film school.
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>>719657543
It's past your bedtime little boy, the grown ups are talking.
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Predator still holds up, especially if you're a closet homosexual.
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>>719657304
Have you heard of Derelict yet? It's a fan recut/mashup of Prometheus x Alien that ties the two movies together. It's really cool actually if youre a fan
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>>719657643
I just watched the Rifftrax version of Predator about a week ago. It was the first time watching it in years. Good movie.
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>>719657543
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>>719654880
Cobra
Commando
Predator
Terminator
Lethal Weapon
Beverly Hills Cop
Nico
Death Wish franchise
Rambo franchise
Missing in Action franchise
Mad Max franchise
Chuck Norris movies
the start of Jean Claude Van Damme movies

etc etc etc etc

You literally chose the decade with the MOST great action movies made. So OK troll. 6/10
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>>719654880
no

pic related
pic related
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>>719656490
>Raiders
>Crap
wtf are you on about anon
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>>719656887
this is true
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>>719657587
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>>719657670
First time I saw wreckage at the end of prometheus
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>>719657517
I blame cocaine for all the great movies green lit in the 80s.
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>>719657614
>>719657621
kys you filthy homos
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Oh, and I forgot to add American Ninja-franchise to my list as well.
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>>719658158
>blame
You meant "thank" but, yeah, definitely.
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>>719658375
Great movie, but it's more of a drama than an action really. Only got 2 big action scenes in it.
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>>719658215
You're probably the guy who thinks 'Temple' was better than 'Raiders.'
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>>719654880
not really action but here you go thank me later
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>>719657670
Neat. Looking that up now.
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>>719657517
>Lethal Weapon series
>Commando
>Cobra
>Rambo series
>Alien series
>Terminator series
>Predator
>RoboCop
>Bloodsport
>Big Trouble in Little China
>Escape From New York
>Missing in Action
>Raw Deal

See, this is why I made the thread: Almost the entire list have aged badly.

Lethal Weapon I still enjoy, though not as much as Die Hard
Commando, Cobra and Rambo feel goofy now, the acting and writing is sub-par.
Alien and Aliens still feel as fresh as the day they came out, same with Terminator.
Predator still is good action-wise, but it feels old and I've seen the formula repeated so many times that it doesn't capture me in the same way. Besides, The Thing did the same plot a thousand times better
Robocop's mix of action and satire is too much, and the action scenes are among the worst on this list.
Bloodsport I'll have to check out.
Big Trouble in Little China was kind of annoying actually. It's pretty obvious from the get-go that Wang was the more interesting character, yet it's all Jack, Jack Jack. I get that that is the point of the movie, but still.
Escape From New York...I had just forgotten that
MIA and Raw Deal have aged super-badly.
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>>719657670
>Derelict
Where can I find that now?
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>>719658870
If you don't appreciate the camp value of the films you're deriding in that post then I don't really know what you're looking for in action films.

Action films are dumb fun. You didn't appreciate it when you were a kid because you were a kid so you took it seriously. Don't.
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>>719658870
>doesnt like john carpenter
stay pleb
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weird science
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>>719659042
Oh shit it's /tv/

Yall done goofed!
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>>719654880
action movies are never worth watching anon
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>>719658672
god-tier

if it had been made 25 years later they'd just call it autobiography of a /btard
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>>719655522
Not from the 80s dumbass
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>>719654880
No but It is the best christmas movie
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>>719658870
>Commando, Cobra and Rambo feel goofy now, the acting and writing is sub-par.
I personally enjoy all 3 of them, but I can see why someone thinks the first two are goofy. People said they were goofy at the time they were released.

However, I need you to explain what is goofy about Rambo- first blood. Go on, I dare you.
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>>719658672
Also not really 80s. But yeah, awesome movie.
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>>719659041
But Die Hard works *unironically* and it has NO camp value, and that's what I want. It can be dumb fun, but I don't want to be reminded of how dumb they actually are.
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>>719658672
Looks like the zodiac
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>>719659042
>The God-King Carpenter
I saw The Thing when it came out on tape.

I was 7.


I f'n love that man.
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The Breakfast Club?
Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
Stand by me?
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>>719654880
Howard the Duck
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>>719659339
Xmas time at my house:

Home alone 1 and 2
Die hard 1 and 2
Bad Santa
Silent night, deadly night 1 and 2
Gremlins 1 and 2
topped off with Star Wars the Xmas Special
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>>719658870
>Lethal Weapon I still enjoy, though not as much as Die Hard
Agreed.

>Commando, Cobra and Rambo feel goofy now, the acting and writing is sub-par.
Rambo? Sub-par? Nigga, are you crazy?

>Alien and Aliens still feel as fresh as the day they came out, same with Terminator.
Well, that's for damn sure.

>Predator still is good action-wise, but it feels old and I've seen the formula repeated so many times that it doesn't capture me in the same way.
So you knock the original because it's spawned poor imitations? You're fucking doing it wrong.

>Besides, The Thing did the same plot a thousand times better
Carpenter's 'The Thing' is a 10/10 film. Very few movies will get close to it.

>Robocop's mix of action and satire is too much, and the action scenes are among the worst on this list.
No, no, no. Everything about that statement is wrong.

>Bloodsport I'll have to check out.
The only Van Damme I still like.

>Big Trouble in Little China was kind of annoying actually. It's pretty obvious from the get-go that Wang was the more interesting character, yet it's all Jack, Jack Jack. I get that that is the point of the movie, but still.
Heresy.

>Escape From New York...I had just forgotten that
Remember it well.

>MIA and Raw Deal have aged super-badly.
Maybe. Haven't seen either in a while now.
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Snake Plisken will skull fuck you for your ignorance
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>>719659499
not actions, fam
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>>719656490
Raiders is one of the best films in the series, along with the Last Crusade.
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48 Hours
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>>719659631
That is better than any Christmas I have ever had
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>>719659693
But still legends that need appreciated ;)
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>>719659403
Is it not pretty goofy how First Bood is completely overshadowed in the mind of us plebs by Rambo 2 and Rambo 3? In fact, so overshadowed that I almost posted without correcting Rambo 2 to Rambo: First Blood Part 2
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>>719659419
fam, i think you just don't like action movies.
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>>719659499
>Action Movie
Breakfast Club

jesus christ
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I can think of a few others:

Lethal Weapon, Mad Max 2, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Predator, Aliens (Alien is more of a horror film), Terminator, Robocop, Total Recall, Commando (I know it's goofy, but that's the appeal), Conan the Barbarian (also pretty goofy and not a good adaptation of the source material, but still fun)

Just to name a few.

But seriously though, anyone who hasn't seen the Mad Max films should. High quality post-apocalyptic action classics.
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>>719656490
This must be advanced bait. Everything you said was incredibly accurate until the last line.
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>>719654880
Maximum overdrive
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Rocky my dude. When you can still understand Stalone. As well as a good movie.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High as well if my years are correct.
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Big Trouble in Little China is still a blast to watch
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>>719659631
Fucking SW Xmas special. How in the fuck can anyone watch that unironically?
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>>719659925
Kek.
Stephen King was seriously coked out when he wrote that and (whatever role he was for the movie's production)
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>>719659820
2 and 3 are good actions imho, but clearly inferior to First Blood. But if you dislike First blood because of the sequels you have even greater incentive to hate Die Hard.
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>>719659745
Yes, agreed. All great movies.
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>>719654880
To be perfectly honest,
check out Cinemassacre's "80's a-thon"
Short synopsis of decent-great 80's movies of all types.
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Beverly Hills Cop
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>>719654880
Legend of Billie Jean
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>>719660286
thats more of a comedy than an action movie
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>>719660044
its pretty bad, but it's tradition

I also tend to drink a lot during Xmas
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>>719659907
/outdoor voice
WHAT IS IT ABOUT RAIDERS?
EVERYONE LOVES THAT MOVIE.
ALL I SEE IS OVERACTING AND A DOUCHE PROTAGONIST.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME SEE THE ERROR OF MY WAYS.
I NEED TO UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE I'LL NEVER PASS AS HUMAN.
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>>719660432
I tend to watch The Room when I wanna be smashed and confused. So you arent alone anon.
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>>719656919
not very actiony, more of a scifi horror

but agreed that it is an amazing movie
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>>719660286
Just watched this again recently and it really does hold up well. Also Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad is one of the main villains.
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>>719660432
The only way I can actually get through that whole special is by watching the Rifftrax version. Its pretty funny shit.
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>>719656490
this fucking nigger
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>>719659890
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>>719660630
>Rifftrax
meh
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>>719659631
Xmas at my house
>adults upstairs talking
>men drinking whiskey, girls drinking grasshoppers
>some 1950s tunes, crooning over strings
>kids in basement w/ legos
>Grinch
>Rudolph
>Charlie Browns sad sad christmas
>"ok kids thats enough tv, time to read or play some music"
>sits down at peeano
>plunk plink plonk
>ANOOOON
>ok i'll play it right
>hauls into rachmaninovs concerto 2
>NO COMMUNIST MUSIC ON CHRISTMAS
>kfine, brahms it is
>play myself to sleep
>wake up in car
>view outside window only snow and trees
>world just beyond is a living hell full of idiots and assholes
>have no idea

should have died when i was 12.
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>>719659722
>48 Hours
Great one.
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robocop
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So according to OP, action movies can't be funny in any way, must be super self-serious but immune to campiness, and have to have constant gun fire and explosions. Gentlemen, we are in the presence of autism.
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>>719660874
I love those guys. They can make even the shitties movies watchable and actually funny
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>>719655132

Hell yeah man
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>>719660522
It's the douche protagonist, the score, the location shots, the sets, the script.

It's a fucking classic.
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>>719655447

Ma nigga
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>>719655296
underrated i love that movie willem dafoe is great in it
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>>719660934
dude, it's clearly a troll. He bashes great 80s actions for being unrealistic and goofy, yet he likes Die Hard? Just roll with the punches.
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>>719660934
This.

It's kinda sad because he seems earnest but it is classic autism that he should be so desperate to explore a genre that he obviously doesn't really understand or likely ever will.
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>>719658672
that's the 90s idiot.
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>>719661189
Can we just have a general 80's movie thread?
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>>719658870
The Thing and Predator are not the same plot unless you want to just reduce it to there's an alien they need to kill in relatively remote areas of the world(though Arnold and the guys were only a choppa ride away from civilization)

Predator is the whole squad against the hidden alien

The Thing reveals the alien and then has the whole group turning on each other because of the assimilation factor. plus it turns into more of a we have to kill this for humanity's sake whereas predator is mainly just for their own survival, i mean if they couldve gotten to the chopper without running into the predator they totally wouldve bailed on the whole situation

both are awesome and the thing is better, but thats partly because it has a deeper plot than predator
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>>719660888
Yeh. There is no movie that compares to the ones we live, is there anon...
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>>719661028
isnt it just some MST3K rip off? idk, it's ok sometimes.
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>>719660888
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>>719661322
Nigga knows his Sci-Fi
I tip my codger hat to you my dude
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>>719660934
are you serious? die hard is funny as fuck
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>>719661322
Good breakdown. That's you, right, OP?
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>>719661357
It's all 3 of the guys from MST3K. It's Mike and the guys who do the voices for Crow and Servo
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>>719661277
watched lost boys on blu ray the other day. Pretty good actually.
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>>719661575
oh ok, maybe i will give it a shot some time. I just briefly saw a little of some movie and didn't quite feel in the mood.
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>>719654880
>No Predator
>No Terminator
>No Commando
>No First Blood
>Not killing yourself
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>>719661777
fuckin drunk ass grandpa smashin his car and shit
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>>719661777
Trips confirm, Lost Boys is one of the greatest movies ever.
I've probably seen it 400 times since I was a kid.
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>>719661777
Lucky Trips checked and the Frog brothers will live on forever

I recently watched Trolls 2. Finally understand a really old meme.
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>>719661974
It's a good back ground movie as well as just a good movie.
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>>719661916
Yeah Gramps was probably the most enjoyable character in that movie
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>>719662098
Oooooohhhhh my Gooooood
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How has nobody mentioned the untouchables?
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>>719662211
OOOOOOH MY GAAAAAAAAWD
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>>719662248
....this is a very good question. Great addition anon.
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>>719660934
before adding a movie to my library, I chop off the opening production studio logos and the credits scroll (between the last sound of the film & the begining of the credits score), and lately, I've been chopping out a lot of the pointless filler... a lot of the endless punching or endless shooting... at some point, I've seen enough of it, that I feel like I'm reading the script of the movie and it goes to 14 straight pages of the word blam. blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam blam

...yeah I get it, they're fighting. Let me know how it turns out. In the mean time, is there something more interesting going on we could focus on? These looong and absurdly choreographed fight scenes, especially in TV series, just feel like waiting for the movie to continue while the director blows some time. So I've been chopping the fight scenes down to pretty much who threw the first couple punches, who threw the last, how it ended, and if there was some key development in the middle, but I've found it greatly helps the stories flow and the movie move along.

It also makes the fight scenes seem more realistic and intense, because you don't have so long to normalize to the level of aggression.

It's like fuckin science m80s
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>>719662425
jesus fuck that got long

maybe i should try editing my posts the same way, wtf
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>>719658870

The difference between the 80s and now is that directors recognized the idiocy of the action genre as a whole. The idea of a single dude mowing down armies with no shirt and 3% bodyfat while standing in the open is just stupid, but 80s embraced it and made it over the top because the genre itself is over the top.

Commando is maybe the most ridiculous "real-life" action movie ever made, but it's not trying to be Citizen Kane. Arnold and whoever directed it recognized this and embraced it with all the campiness of the 80s. It's not "good," but it's definitely awesome.
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>>719662425
Why even watch the movie if you're just gonna cut out half of it? Just read the description and a few spoilers on imdb and save yourself even more time.
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>>719662248
Man that movie is overrated as fuck
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>>719657288
Checked and yup
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>>719659631
>Star Wars Christmas Special

You must really hate your family.
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>>719656490
>Blade Runner
>Drama

kys
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>>719662425
tl;dr
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>>719662863
Go fuck yourshelf
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>>719662763
That is kind of the charm of the 80's though.
The idiocy put to screen challenged what was entertaining. Hell. Mystics in Bali is crazy, but is a time capsule of all sorts of odd scripting and sfx.

All in all, the 80's were Film's college years being nutty and experimental. Now Film has gotten older and more tame, and now in need of some spicing up
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>>719657411
I only came in here to post this, good man.
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>>719658597
I have a friend who thinks this , but he is a cuck for Asian culture (sub continental included)
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police story and mission impossible
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>>719659631
Good stuff. Throw in Christmas Vacation and it's complete.
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Not to be the weeb in the room, but Castle of Caliogistro is pretty great
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>>719659419
To Live And Die In LA. Check it out.
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>>719663542
zomg I actually watch that one too. I mean, not all of them on the same day, but during the holidays.
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>>719661322
I love that the predator was actually a spoof:

"Long before ‘Snakes on a Plane’, ‘Predator’ was one of the first movies to be directly inspired by a Hollywood in-joke. The gag doing the rounds after ‘Rocky IV’ was that, having battered an earthly opponent, next time around Sly would have to fight an alien. All of which gave screenwriting brothers Jim and John Thomas an idea…

With Sly tied up with 'Rocky V', Arnie stepped in to play Dutch, the military tough guy who takes his top team of wisecracking mercenaries into the Latin American jungle to rescue American hostages, before terrorists turn out to be the least of their problems.

Tense and pacey, ‘Predator’ delivers an intravenous shot of testosterone as a trophy-collecting game hunter from outer space picks off the platoon one by one. But of course the climax sees Old Ironballs taking the creature on single-handed, duking it out in the mud, mano-a-mano."
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>>719663910
>zomg
well that takes me back
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>>719656490
so your taste is shit

/thread
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>>719661545
yfw its a plastic shovel
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>>719663915
Always learn something fun with 80's themed covos. +1
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>>719663915
Is that why Apollo Creed was also in Predator ?
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>>719663657
Not op, but I like it. The phasing is somewhat of a problem in that movie though. And the plot gets a little bit hard to keep track of at times. So it's a good 80s movie, but not really great. I put it in the same category as The Long Good Friday. Has potential but the director blew it a bit.

52 pick up is a GREAT 80s thriller.
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>>719662425
autism speaks
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Blazing Saddles.
Nuff said.
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Exterminator
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>>719657517
>Escape From New York

So bad its actually fun to watch.
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>>719664078
my life is a lie
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>>719662425
Here's an idea for you, instead of getting movies just buy scripts.
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Crystal Skull is the best clearly.
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>>719664388
Adrienne Barbeau and Isaac Hayes.
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>>719664431
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>>719663915
Also, during the filming of Predator they choppered Arnold to the jungle set each day from his 5 star hotel while the rest of the cast lived on site in bug infested huts without air conditioning.
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>>719654880
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< this!
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>>719654880
Escape from New York.
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>>719655296
Fucking awesome soundtrack.
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>>719662853
to see the actual movie, the shit that's actually telling the story.

If I'm telling a story and then take 10 minutes to show you a hundred punches, you already know what's happening by the first punch. punch 1 says, "they are fighting". Punch 100 says "this is how the fight ends". You learn nothing new from punches 2-99. You just wait for them to be over, while the director makes the actor feel like the 6 months they spent in the gym with the choreographer working on butterfly kicks were worthwhile.

That shit's filler. Ain't nobody got time fo dat.

If I take a 120min movie and remove the bullet/punch filler, and get an 80 minute story out of it, it's an 80min movie, with 40 min of filler. I'll take the 80min movie.
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>>719654880

Aliens
First Blood
Predator
Terminator 2

all still well worth the watch
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>>719655447

>what is home alone
>what is home alone 2
>who is kevin mccallister
>who are the wet bandits
>who are the sticky bandits
>who is marv
>who is harry

You're the most deplorable piece of shit, you're worst than a woman.
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>80s movie
>"Still"

The past doesn't change anon
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>>719662425
pointless filler: the post
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>>719664591
I was watching some thing on the making of Lord of the Rings, and the cast were like, that Sean Bean motherfucker is something else. The rest of us took the chopper with all our days gear up to the top of the mountain every day, but Bean wakes up early every goddamn morning, straps it on his back, and hikes up there on foot. Says he prefers the fresh air and the exercise. He talked one of the fitter guys in the crew into going up with him one morning, and thought they were going to die. Sean thought he was joking and laughed. He pretended like it was, but never went up again. Sean is a nice guy, but he's a tough motherfucker for real.
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I'm just gonna say what we all think, if they just stopped making movies and had cinemas play reruns of 80s movies we would all be happier.
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They Live
Back to the Future
Batman
Top Gun (if ambiguously gay action counts)
Scarface
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>>719655132
/thread
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>>719665575
Yeah. They can take the internet and cell phones too.
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>>719665556
lol
I knew he was a welder before he got into acting.
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>>719663657
worth watching for Daphnee of Frasier in Lingerie.
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>>719665652
Internet and cellphones are arguably innovations instead of retardations.
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>>719665575
>80s
>buying into another generations nostalgia
>being this millennial

don't be a fucking faggot, faggot
There were fuckloads of shitty movies made in that decade, and fuckloads of great films made in every other decade of film.
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>>719665582
>Scarface
YES!!!
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Just do your best to ignore the fucking annoying kid
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>>719665839
wait wut

o fuk now i gotta
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Die Hard is a great movie for Christmas.
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>>719666062
that was a crap popsicle

and it fucking melted, all over the box office

which is the only place action movies live in

fuck you
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Does They Live count as an action film?
I guess not... but it's still fucking awesome.
Rowdy Roddy Piper mother fucker.
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>>719666043
I find there are very few movies of this decade I bother watching more than once. 80s just produced more great movies. These days studios are desperately trying to leech of the 80s tit. Or make some kind of boring effect movie.
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>>719666293
>thereisnoneed.jpg
You seem to have become inexplicably upset anon.
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>>719666293
yeah, i gotta agree. That one was a let down. 90s devolved the action genre.
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>Ctrl+F
>Highlander
>0 results

The fuck is wrong with you people?
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No one posting one of the greatest action flicks of all time, nevermind the 80's.
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>>719665940
Technological innovations, yes undoubtedly. Still,they are innovations that nearly everyone has used to retard themselves developmentally/socially/educationally/politically/culturally/spiritually/mentally, pretty much across the board.
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>>719666293
Triggered. Tell Mom you haven't been taking your medicine and come correct, Tyler.
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>>719666710
incidentally also the greatest SM movie of all time.
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>>719666850
>I'm posting on the /b/ so that kinda disproves what I'm about to say

but the internet is a great source for knowledge.

Also, mobile phones make my life so much easier. However, I really only use it to receive texts every once in a while.
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The Last Boy Scout.
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>>719665556
Duh, they keep killing him but he just keeps coming back

https://youtu.be/zJODirze5EM
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>>719666378
>These days studios are desperately trying to leech of the 80s tit.
As is every teenager trying to write music, and every fuckin kid picking out clothes, and every fucking sad sack middle age cunt who never grew the fuck up. In the 80's it was all '50s nostalgia. In the 90s, it was the 70s. In the 00's and now the 10's, it's 80s going into 90's. It's the 25 year nostalgia wave marketing depts everywhere fall back on by default, becase coming up with new ideas is harder, most expensive, and riskier than selling people an unrealitic but idealized version of their youth when they enter middle age and find the world isn't what they thought it would be.

It's lazy.

There are more and great films now being produced each year than anyone has time to see in their lifetime, more than (what's left of) the industry even has time to sift through much less promote and distribute. idgaf about new movies, but if I did, I'd be in heaven bc whatever you like, there's shitloads of it being made better than ever before right now.
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>>719666664
I was making a list, but got tired of writing all of the great movies.
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>>719667120
>80's it was all '50s nostalgia. In the 90s, it was the 70s
wut? In the 80s I watched 80s movies. I didn't kick back with James Deane movies and wear leather jackets.
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>>719666378
Yep, the 80's were the peak, with a little bit of spillover into the early '90's, there was a lot of utterly retarded (as far as in general as well as technical/scientific accuracy) stuff, but the good stuff was stellar. Now there is an agenda behind almost everything, everything is weak and diluted, the good stuff from now is a lot more rare, and generally not as brilliant. The balance between real effects, film, and computers has been lost.
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>>719667107
lol
>the bean dies!
>long live the bean!
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>>719655132
Fpbp
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>>719667107
I feel like Yakkity Sax would be the ultimate soundtrack to that. ...starting over with every scene.
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>>719667120
>There are more and great films now being produced each year than anyone has time to see in their lifetime
I really can't remember seeing a recent movie lately and thinking that it was really great. I'm trying to rack my brain here. Looking at the imdb top 250 didnt help me either, I just kept thinking about how overrated the Dark Knight is.
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>>719663142

The 90's had some good shit too.

Judge Dredd and Starship Troopers spring to mind. Campy as fuck and i love them all the more for it.
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>>719657411
GIEV ME TONG PO!
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>>719654880
>Derelict
no dirty harry
no 007 both still good
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>>719667316
Yes. I mean, I even enjoy The Last Starfighter more than current shitfests of CGI. But that's more camp value, I know that.

The original Tron just amaze me more than the latest installment to the franchise. That's a work of art.
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>>719667787
>Judge Dredd and Starship Troopers
Meh, Judge Dredd was a huge let down. Starship Troopers was aight storywise.

The best of the 90s imho was Fight Club. And if we are to be more action oriented, then the Matrix.
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>>719655447
Ah the favorite joke of short incredibly ugly butch women everywhere.
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>>719667080
>I'm posting on the /be so....

Nope.
1. The means of communication doesn't change its validity. ex. If one states the speed of light is 299,792,458 m/s, is that not valid because of where one posts it?

2. Actually, it is a perfect demonstration of the proliferation of retards, you for example.

While the internet is a resource, the majority of people don't use it for that, and the amount of misinformation is staggering.

We got along just fine without cellular phones, there is a mass disconnect from situational reality which is mildly disturbing to watch. One couldn't have created a better means of manufacturing social isolation if they tried.
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>>719667279
Ehh, how old were you to have not noticed the reselling of the 50s as a cultural ideal, after the extremes of the 70s, in a backlash against that hedonism with prudish conformism and worship of the almighty $? Happy Days, Back to the Future, fashion & music, I could list examples all day, but that'd be tedious.
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>>719667279
This.
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First blood. And why am i talkng to a parasite child
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>>719660286

DO YOU LIKE RAP MUSIC?
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>>719654880
Yes.
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>>719668333
If they were selling those cultural ideals, not many people were buying at all--divorce, crime, drugs, deviance, porn, all skyrocketed, and all the leave it to beaver bs in existence didn't change a thing. I could list a shitload more counterexamples. Music for one. By the way the first half of happy days was running in the '70s.
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>>719664690
Wow, that took a while.
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>>719668824
They did in the 50s as well.
It was only sold as a morally pure utopia in the 80s. Thats why we think of it that way today.
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>>719668420
yo baby yo baby yo
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>>719669036
wut? who thinks of the 80s as a morally pure utopia? 80s is generally considered the greedy decade.

You know Blue Velvet was made in the mid 80s right? It made fun of what you call the puritan society of the 50s.
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>>719669036
Same way the 70's was sold in the 90s as being all about hippies which was all about love and peace and kindness and great music and environmentalism and fun clothes and blah blah blah. Then you see what was actually going on in the late 60s & 70s and you realize what a tiny percentage of the story all that wonderfulness actually was.
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>>719669036
The Empire Strikes Back
9 to 5
Stir Crazy
Airplane!
Any Which Way You Can
Private Benjamin
Coal Miner's Daughter
Smokey and the Bandit II
The Blue Lagoon
The Blues Brothers

Top grossing movies of the '80s. Now which of these are selling the '50's as a morally pure utopia? Expand the list to the top grossing 50 films. 100 for that matter. Apply this to the action genre...Go ahead, I'll wait.
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>>719669440
I get the general idea of decades having some of the same qualities though. 90s did have 70s ideals mixed with a consumerist image.

Still doesn't disprove the fact that the 80s had the best movies and music. Musically speaking the 60s can compete with the 80s.
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>>719669732
#rekt
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>>719669440
Yeah. You see the view from the Presidents desk, and realize why Nixon thought he was seeing the country plunging headlong into another civil war. 40,000+ domestic bombings in 1968. Civilian/authority death tolls off the fucking charts. Millions of civilians leaving their jobs, burning their citizenship, and marching on washington... the hard drugs hitting mainstream, cults popping up everywhere, crime rings following suit... Nixon might have been a constitution-stomping treasonous motherfucker at his very worst, but, looking back on what he was seeing develop in just a few years, I get it. What a mess.
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>>719669440
If you weren't around back then, there is no accurate unbiased way for you to 'see' what was actually going on. As far as portrayal of different eras in movies and pop culture is concerned, it is now simulacra of simulacra of simulacra.
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>>719669773
>80's
>music
You just went full retard.
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>>719654880
Yes
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>>719668420
No
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>>719670034
If I wasn't around & working in marketing then through today, you think I'd be sitting here shittalking with you about it?
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>>719670164
KEK
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>>719654880
First blood and Scarface come to mind
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>>719656490
If you think temple of doom is better than raiders of the lost arch, none of your other statements even matter.
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>>719670164
80s and 60s the decades with some of the greatest and most memorable hits.
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>>719655499
Came here to say this. Lethal Weapon is god tier, right up there with Die Hard
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>>719654880
what about Big Trouble in Little China?
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>>719656490
>Raiders of the Lost Ark is pure crap
fite me irl fagit
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>>719658870
>the acting and writing is sub-par.
this is a thread about 80s action flicks, not oscar nominees....you fucking dipshit
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Hey Baby!
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>>719655522
no it's not
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>>719659631
At first I was like 'why the fuck would anybody watch Die Hard 2 more than once' but then I saw Star Wars xmas special and I realized you must be a fucking alien or something because no human could possibly sit through that gang-rape of a film more than once
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>>719673210
This has nothing to do with the subject. Carry on.
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>>719657169
Mah nigga
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>>719661062
this

that movie is god-tier and if you dont see it then get out of my face
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Only 80's movie worth watching is Green Street Hooligans
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so op is officially a faggot

but on the bright side this thread has given me some great movie ideas for this weekend
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