Hello there friends!
Before I begin, I’ll once again link you guys to Rhey of Sunshine’s blog. Today’s all about my favourite 80s or 90s movie. This one is incredibly nostalgic. I didn’t exactly grow up in the 80s, I was a year short of it, but I definitely grew up watching a bunch of video cassettes from my local Blockbusters.
My parents decided to get a membership after my brother and I just watched far too many of their tapes. It was kind of a weekly – or fortnightly – ritual to drive down to Blockbusters and then pick up a pizza from Dominos (’cause they were so near to each other). I watched entirely too many movies and all my friends knew it.
So when it came to choosing my favourite 80s or 90s movies, I decided to go back to that time and only consider the tapes that we rented, ’cause it’s all about being during that period. This is the movie I chose as my favourite:
This is definitely my top choice for 80s movie. Sadly, my brother wasn’t a huge fan of the series of movies, but I absolutely loved it.
The film is about a bunch of parapsychologists who start up a paranormal extermination and investigation service called “Ghostbusters” in a rundown firehouse. Their jobs become increasingly more important as New York becomes more and more overrun by ghosts and paranormal activity.
I loved the proton packs, neutrino wands and energy beams and how they were not supposed to “cross the streams”.
Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad.
I also loved their penultimate battle with the gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. I was both extremely terrified of it as a kid and incredibly in love with how adorable it looked. I used to relate my baby godbrother’s arms as “marshmallow arms” ’cause they looked like the body of Stay Puft.
At the end of the day there are so many iconic film moments to Ghostbusters that solidifies its first place position for me as my favourite 80s movie. I mean come on … “Who you gonna call?”
Other favourites that I considered and would like to make an honourable mention of include Pleasantville (1998), Anastasia (1997) and Toy Story 2 (1999). These are the movies I just remember completely enjoying when I was a kid. So, let me know your favourites! I know it’ll all depend on your generation. But if there is a favourite 80s or 90s movie that you would love to share, go ahead!
I’ll catch you tomorrow as I share with you my favourite director.