What I like about 80s movies (other than how many of them had political messages I like) is the pacing. A lot of movies now feel very compressed, like they're afraid the audience will get bored if they actually let the scenes breathe a little. 80s movies generally aren't slow-paced; they're efficient, just not hyper-fixated on getting from point to point as quickly as possible.
I get what you mean. For example i'm happy to see the success of Dune (2021) since it managed to pique the interest of the masses despite its lengthy runtime, rather slow pace and political themes. Dune (1984) though... it's a mess, but a fun one regardless.
Blues Brothers - 1980 Ghostbusters -1984 Platoon - 1986 Full Metal Jacket - 1987 Lethal Weapon - 1987 (NOT a Christmas film) The Lost Boys - 1987 The Goonies - 1985 The Shining - 1980 Nightmare on Elm Street Blade Runner - (cited as being the first film in which Harrison Ford had to actually act) Dirty Dancing Friday 13th (inspired a franchise that still runs)
to name a few more
Blade Runner is a great film. I think its Harrison Fords best film. I actually enjoyed the follow up as well though it was pretty obvious he was being wheel chaired out to be in it.
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