Friday, June 17, 2016

Was June 1981 the greatest month of movies in the ‘80s?

It's good to be the king: Was June 1981 the greatest month of movies in the ‘80s?


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Um, no? Other than the top 3, the rest pretty much sucked. HISTORY OF THE WORLD - PART I (you'll notice there was never a part 2) is not only the worst Mel Brooks movie by far, but one of the worst pieces of excrement I've ever say through.

Bill Crider said...

I had high hopes for the Mel Brooks movie, but you're right. It was awful. I don't think I ever watched the whole thing.

Todd Mason said...

Might be the worst, but I think I'll give the edge there to LIFE STINKS.

Todd Mason said...

Wow I don't see a genuinely good movie on this list (sorry for all those who love particularly #s 1 and 3):
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark ($248 million)
2. Superman II ($108 million)
3. Stripes ($85 million)
4. The Cannonball Run ($57 million)
5. For Your Eyes Only ($54 million)
6. Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams ($37 million)
7. History of the World Part I ($31.6 million)
8. The Great Muppet Caper ($31.2 million)
9. Clash of the Titans ($30 million)
10. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia ($14 million)

Don Coffin said...

I liked Raiders a lot (and still do, even though the endind is weak), but the other 9? Entirely forgettable (well, maybe a couple of scenes in Stripes. which fell apart completely at the end).

Bill Crider said...

I really enjoy RAIDERS. The others, not so much.

Richard Robinson said...

I saw the first three and 6. At the time, I had to see the Cheech and Chong, ya know? I loved Raiders then and still do.

S.W.B. said...

1981, that really brings me back.

- LIFE STINKS, I believe, was related to Brooks only because he was in the movie, he did not write or direct this, and it may have been actually said to be his last role as an actor. It does not have many good jokes, I recall, but it was good or at least fair.

- RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK may certainly be a work of art; I have seen it in the theater on it's original release (we chose that, or to go to see CLASH OF THE TITANS); it is like a Republic Movie Serial, a thriller movie, an adventure or a fantasy and it exceeds expectations that an audience has for a movie that is just LIKE a b-movie. A very strange film, at that.

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I really enjoy RAIDERS. The others, not so much.

S.W.B. said...

Cheech & Chong are really, really very funny - but the movies have varying quality. UP IN SMOKE is probably bearable, the other films I rented in my college days and they didn't seem as good as the old skits on Cheech & Chong l.p. records...