Friday, December 21, 2012
Just a warning, this is not a First Blood, or a John Rambo retrospective article.
Just another warning, this is a retrospective article.
One final warning, you are about to want to go - as Huey Lewis and the News put it - Back In Time.
In the real world Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a spanish priest tried to stab the Pope, The Commodore 64 made its glorious debut, and in Northern Ireland, the government let Homosexuals bone each other at the same age as Heterosexuals, paving a glittery road for homosexual rights all across the world.
In the only world most of us care about, so much shit happened that in retrospect, it may be hard to fathom.
Michael Jacksons 'Thriller' was released, for a start. I dare say that this song and album had much more of a cultural impact than the entire Falklands War. If only argentina stopped and started dancing to thriller, then who knows???
The following movies came out in 1982, dont cry:
First Blood (duh)
E.T: The Extra Terrestrial (also biggest box office draw of the year)
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan,
Conan the Barbarian,
The Dark Crystal,
The Sword And The Sorcerer,
Class of 1984,
Young Doctors In Love,
The Swamp Thing,
I, The Jury,
Friday The 13th: Part III,
Flying High II: The Sequel,
And thats just to name a few!!!!
30 years ago, some of the most influential, and amazing films came out. I implore you to name a year outside of this that this many decent films emerged from.
Stallone had his second franchise and his first going on in the same year.
John Carpenter released what many consider to be his crowning acheivement.
Ridley Scott came in with a left hook and knocked us on our asses with Blade Runner.
Jason found his iconic mask.
Eddie Murphy made his feature film debut.
A legendary team up between George A. Romero and Stephen King produced one of the best anthology horror films ever created.
Star Trek re-invented itself and made the franchise what it is today.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan. That is all.
Adrienne Barbeau rocked up in Swamp Thing AND Creepshow!
The fucked up thing about the above list, is that I havent even named them all.
Have you got a favorite film from 1982? Comment below!
Just tell it to call you Billie YOU BITCH!!!