Ready or Not, the 80s Remakes Just Keep Coming….

They say those who don’t pay attention to history are doomed to repeat it. Apparently those who do pay attention to history are consigned to the same fate microsoft teams file. With the Smurfs and Transformers in theaters, ThunderCats and Strawberry Shortcake on TV, and 80s fashion everywhere you look, everything old is becoming new again herunterladen. Whether we like it or not.

            It’s hard to say when the trend toward shows, themes and styles of my childhood started kodak moments app herunterladen. I suspect it can be blamed on Hollywood first, and then the fashion designers picked it up. In the past few years a slew of 80s characters have made it out of the Saturday morning cartoon archive and onto the big screen youtube musik direkt auf handy downloaden. There were the Transformers of course, but also Alvin and the Chipmunks, G.I. Joe and now the Smurfs. Rumors have also abounded for some time regarding Voltron on the big screen as well as ThunderCats herunterladen. And for the 20 or so people who thought G.I. Joe was high entertainment, a second installment is in the works.

            Eighties cartoons aren’t the only retro revivals tubemate youtubeer kostenlos. Films and TV shows which have become classic 80s fare aren’t above the remake machine. So far we’ve been subjected to a new Karate Kid, Tron, Miami Vice, Sarskey & Hutch, Dukes of Hazard and The A-Team xnview. I’ve seen all of them and honestly, the only one that wasn’t in the awful to merely annoying range was The A-Team. Somehow they managed to make that a good movie herunterladen. I guess the odds had to favor Hollywood at some point.

            Some 80s cartoons have returned to the small screen with “new, improved” animation and character or story twists to make them fresh routes download tomtom rider 400. My daughter watches Strawberry Shortcake, The Care Bears and now ThunderCats. I can’t say I’m terribly impressed with the improved animation or story twists offered by the first two kun je netflix seriesen op macbook. But then I’m not a big fan of Japanese animation so that could be the issue. The jury’s still out on ThunderCats.

            The onslaught of awful remakes of fondly remembered 80s movies is not over. Remakes of Top Gun, Red Dawn, Weird Science, Conan the Barbarian, The Last Starfighter, The Evil Dead and several more classic 80s movies have been optioned, are in production or will be hitting the big screen soon. Why anyone would think some of these- I’m looking at you writers and producers of the new Weird Science and Last Starfighter- are a good idea is beyond me.

            Yes, the original do look a bit cheesy now. But that’s part of the appeal. We like to look back and remember how much fun all that cheesiness was when we were eight years old. It’s sort of hard to do that with the live action remakes, giant headed or just plain missing characters (they were really going to drop Snarf?!) of this new crop of old movies and shows.

            Regardless of how anyone feels about remakes, they’re definitely here to stay, and those of us who were kids in the 80s get to deal with not only watching our favorite shows remade and often messed up, we also get the fun of knowing we’re now old enough to feel annoyed by it. But at least there’s one bright spot. Arnold is not involved in either the new Conan or the Red Sonja remake in talks. At least someone has a little sense left.

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