Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Proof the 80's Was The Greatest Decade

My wife hates the 80's. She hates the fashion, the music, and the movies. Now I can't speak too much for the fashion. Slap bracelets, Swatch watches, and "jams" aside, 80's fashion is pretty bad. As for music, she likes country, so convincing her to listen to "Maneater" is hopeless. But the movies of the 80's? There is no debate. It is without a doubt, the greatest decade in film history.

After viewing such masterpieces as Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., The Empire Strikes Back, and Back to the Future, she's begun to come around. And we haven't even gotten to the second stringers like The Karate Kid.

You see, if the 80's did anything well it was that they made everything bigger than it actually was. That's not just a truck, why that's Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. That's no run of the mill prince, that's He-Man, Master of the Universe. The 80's were all about taking something normal and transforming it into something big and exciting.

And in that spirit I present a video that should lay all doubts of 80's greatness to rest. A video that puts into images what words cannot express. Why it's no mere introduction, it is an experience all unto itself. One in which whole movies of today fall short. Enjoy.


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