The 80's were awesome! You didn't have all these 'REBOOTS' and lack of imagination. I truly feel that the 80's were where my love of trailers before a movie came from.
You didn't have the web, and Facebook to spoil everything. You had to GO to the movie theater to see the movie and also see what else was coming out in the future.
I could list probably a HUNDRED movies that are favorites of mine, and they all came out of the 80's. Don't get me wrong, the 90's had awesome flicks too. As well as turn of the century and modern day films. Special effects and C.G. have truly elevated the playing field.
However, in the 80's; screen writers, directors and studios actually told STORIES with their craft. An art that I sadly must say is almost a lost art. Thank God for the MARVEL Superheroe SAGAS.
Below are some of my most favorite Action and Sci-Fi flicks from the 80's that it seems not many people remember. Do yourself a favor and watch them!
The Last Starfighter- 1984
Remo WIlliams The Adventure Begins- 1985
Cloak & Dagger- 1984
In a time of dread, seers have foretold the birth of a child that would bring about the downfall of the powerful Queen Banmorda that wants to destroy the baby. When the child is found, her midwife flees with her. But she is hunted down by dog-like creatures and she puts the baby on a wooden raft to be carried out by the river.
The Daikini (human) child is found by the Nelwyn (dwarf) family of the farmer and aspirant magician Willow Ufgood and his wife decides to take care of her. But when the dog-like creatures attack the Nelwyn village, Willow discloses the baby to the council. The sorcerer High Aldwin decides that Willow shall take the baby back to the crossroad of the Daikini land with a small group and deliver her to a responsible Daikini.
But Willow meets the thief Madmartigan locked up in a cage and he believes Madmartigan is not the right person. However he is convinced by his friend to deliver the baby to Madmartigan. But soon the fairy Cherlindrea tells that the baby is Elora Dana from the omen and is a very special baby. She also tells that he must protect Elora and deliver her to the sorceress Fin Raziel that will raise her.
She also gives a magic wand to him to deliver to Fin Raziel. Willow embarks in his journey with Madmartigan and the Brownies Franjean and Rool but they are chased by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil General Kael. The struggle between good and evil begins.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lady in White- 1988
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