The Five Spot: Five Hit Movies From The 80's That Wouldn't Fly Today
Despite all of the pseudo-philosophical debate on either side of the ledger while discussing the sociological benefits or collateral damage brought about by what we commonly now call political correctness, particularly during a presidential election year, the era and context we exist in will always ensure public sensibilities and pop culture sentiment be an ever-evolving organism.
For better or worse (in the case of the five flawed hit films named here more than likely the former) there are certain kinds of entertainment vehicles that we used to let soar across our culture's celluloid horizons during the eighties, as TWA jets once did across our skies, that nowadays would, in the words of The Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon, who never lived to see the decade in question, “go over like a led zeppelin”.
Let The Five Spot take you on a little trip down memory lane to the 1980’s, a formative era for members of the generation just old enough to not qualify as millennials, in order to examine a few examples of stuff we flocked to see then, that wouldn’t fly now.
Please feel not only free but welcome, in fact, encouraged, to add your two-cents and agree/disagree with any of our nominees, or better yet, nominate additional flicks in the woefully underused Wudder “Comments” section towards the bottom of the page.
We do not bite, nor do we mean to imply that these five come close to representing a comprehensive list.
So now without further ado, we welcome you to read, scroll and play away while chewing on this…