In my previous post I mentioned that I like movies with "heart and a dark, morbid undertone." To further expand on this description I enjoy movies that deal with real human emotion and can take a light hearted look at the things that we tend to take way too seriously in real life. Like death or romantic relationships. I tend to review two movies soon that I feel exemplified these criteria quite well. I mentioned that I was looking for a movie to watch while Amanda was at Wicked with a friend. I ended up watching 4 hours of "I love the 80s in 3-D." Leaving me with the suspicion that the 80s really were very rediculous and not to be taken seriously. If you consider the fact that there has been an "I love the 70s" "90s" and two other "I Love the 80s" volumes we see that the world hasn't been taken seriously since the 60s. And the 80s were the silliest decade of all, garnering three chapters. Granted, the decade was longer than the others, having one more leap year within the decade (3 as opposed to 2), but it does seem to have been quite a bit sillier than either the 70s or 90s, and therefore deserving of all three "I Love the 80s" episodes. Given the show "Best Week Ever" is such a hit, I think it is safe to say that we don't take ourselves much more serious now, even with the world seeming to crash in around us.
UPDATE: just to clarify, the 80s sucked. Not awesome, or totally tubular. They sucked. I was cool, but that was about it.