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Pros and Cons of Films: Vol. 2

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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Real Genius (1985)
Pros:

Val Kilmer, in a earlier role.

It’s like Revenge of the Nerds, only without the ick factor.

The soundtrack

It’s a fun movie.
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People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Pros:

The rock ‘n roll atmosphere.

It’s AA timeless comic book fantasy.

The music.

It’s action packed.

Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Amy Madigan, William DaFoe, and Rick Moranis

It’s a very 80’s movie.

Con:

It’s film, that only a handful will like enjoy. For some, it’s style over substance.
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Pros:

It’s a fun and entertaining movie.

Bruce “The King” Campbell

The Evil Dead, leaning more to comedy but still being The Evil Dead.

Sam Raimi, at his best.

The effects work

“This is my boomstick!”
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People who added this item 1279 Average listal rating (814 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pros:

Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi

Japan, as it’s setting.

It’s a pretty decent film, for the most part.

“The Glory of Love”, by Peter Cetra

The karate sequences

Con:

For some, it’s not as great as the original.
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Pros:

The many different Gremlins!

Billy and Kate

The sardonic satirical humour.

Gizmo kicking ass!

Celebrity cameos

It’s a looney live action comedy!

Cameos by Bugs and Daffy!

The meta humour!

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

The effects work

Con:

For some, the film might be too weird, and silly!
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People who added this item 1180 Average listal rating (733 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pros:

Rick Moranis as Seymour.

Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist!

Audrey II! A mean green mother from outer space!

The Greek chorus

Down on Skid Row

The songs.

It’s a wonderfully, dark, and quirky film!

The celebrity cameos.

Con: While the original ending, is just ok the more bleaker ending is the best ending.
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People who added this item 1906 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pros:

David Bowie

Jennifer Connelly

The Muppety characters

It’s a fun movie, that never fails to be enjoyable.

It’s a gateway fantasy film, for younglings.

The world building

Music by Trevor Jones and David Bowie

The attention to detail.

Cons:

It’s hard to figure out the films exact audiences at times younglings (aged 10-13), or pre teens (aged 14-15).

Sarah, for some can come across as petulant and self centred. She does grow over a period of time.

Nightmare for the younglings.
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Pros:

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector

Jodie Foster as Agent Clarice Starling

Scott Glenn

Music score by Howard Shore

The chilling atmosphere

The cinematography

It’s one of the best suspense thrillers, of all time.

Con:

The depiction of Jame Gumb. Generally speaking.
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People who added this item 873 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Angel Heart (1987)
Pros:

Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro

The film’s atmosphere

The cinematography

Music score by Trevor Jones

Lisa Bonet

It’s a very terrifying movie.

Cons:

It’s a decidedly nightmare inducing movie.

The infamous scene, for some.
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pros:

It’s a very terrifying movie.

One of John Carpenter’s best and underrated horror movie.

The music score by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Alice Cooper’s cameo

The visual effects
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People who added this item 1152 Average listal rating (768 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Pros:

The atmosphere

Sean Connery as William of Baskerville

Christine Slater

Music score by James Horner

F. Murray Abraham

The overall mystery

The cinematography
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People who added this item 624 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
Pros:

Robin Williams as Popeye

The world building

Shelly Duvall as Olive Oyl

Paul L. Smith as Bluto

Songs by Harry Nielsen

Cons:

The citizens of Sweethaven, are not exactly all that welcoming. It’s a place, that you don’t want to visit.

It’s a mixed bag movie, fun and energetic at some points, dull and monotonous at others.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 296 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

The soundtrack by Maurice Jarre

Harrison Ford, in a very un Harrison Ford role.

River Phoenix

The cinematography

South American rainforest, as its setting.

Con:

Ford’s character decidedly puts his family, in unnecessary danger, and this might be a turn off for some viewers.
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People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Pros:

AC/DC!

It’s a fun, cheesy horror movie.

Giancarlo Esposito, pre Breaking Bad

The many creative vehicle kills!

The cars, and vehicles especially The Green Goblin!

It’s a guilty pleasure movie.

Cons:

It’s takes a very huge suspension of disbelief, in order to watch it.

Maximum Overdrive, is considered to be by some a pretty bad horror film, and a down turn for Stephen King. To be fair, it was made during a low point for Stephen King, given that he was suffering from substance use at the time.
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Pros:

One of the best zombie films, ever. It’s a punk rock horror movie!

The zombies!

Linnea Quigley

The teen punks

James Karen, Clu Gallagher, and Don Calfa

The effects work

It’s funny, and extremely scary!

The punk rock horror vibe!!

Brains!

The songs, especially the “Surfin’ Dead” by The Cramps.
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People who added this item 2186 Average listal rating (1369 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Pros:

Kevin Costner

Mary McDonnell

Graham Greene

The cinematography

Music score by John Barry

It’s one of the best Western films ever.

Cons:

The there is the whole White Saviour Narrative, and there is also the fact that it’s told from the perspective of Costner’s character.

If epically long historical films, is not your thing, then this might be a long slog of a movie.

Hollywood doesn’t exactly have a great depiction of Indigenous history or culture, and as such should be made with the proper care and respect. So that the stories, can be told. And not forgotten.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Pros:

Gene Hackman

Willem Defoe

Frances McDormand

It’s a great film, but it’s also a very hard to watch one.

Music score by Trevor Jones

Michael Rooker

Cons:

The film depicts the FBI as “the good guys”. Given how the FBI interacted with the Black community at time, and everything else, Mississippi Burning can feel like a one sided story.

More often than not, Hollywood doesn’t have the best track record, when it comes with the depiction of African American history, especially during the 80’s. Since they were written, produced, and directed by Whites. More films about African American history, needs to be produced, written, and starring African Americans, so the stories can be taught with proper context, and representation.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
Pros:

Jason Gedrick

Lou Gossett, Jr.

The soundtrack

The dogfight sequences.

Cons:

It’s not nearly as good as Top Gun (Some beg to differ.)

The depictions, of Arabs and Middle Easterners in the film.

For some it’s a overly patriotic, and militaristic action film.

The film, really requires a really huge suspension of disbelief.

The super clunky dialogue.
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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Hoosiers (1987)
Pros:

Gene Hackman

Dennis Hopper

It’s a classic sports, and basketball movie.
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Hitcher (1986)
Pros:

Rutger Hauer, as John Ryder

C. Thomas Howell

Jennifer Jason Leigh

The atmosphere of the film.

It’s a highly unappreciated thriller.

Con:

The Hitcher is also a comfortably violent movie.
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Pros:

Michael Rooker and Tom Towles

It’s a decidedly very terrifying film

Con:

It’s not called Portrait of a Serial Killer foe nothing.
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People who added this item 2937 Average listal rating (1845 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Casper (1995)
Pros:

Bill Pullman

Christina Ricci

The film cameos

It’s a pretty decent film, that’s not too scary for younglings, but it’s scary enough.

The ghosts

Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle

The cons:

Oh dear God, this film has emotional whiplash over load.

Some aspects have aged better than others.

The ghost effects, feel a bit dated.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 886 Average listal rating (572 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Pros:

Basil of Baker Street

Vincent Price as Rattian

The voice acting

It’s a great pseudo Sherlock Holmes film.

The film score, and music.

Toby
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 732 Average listal rating (434 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Pros:

I love this film, unapologetically.

The animation

Music score by Elmer Bernstein

The Horned King

Gurgi, yes he is annoyingly cute, but I still like him.

The voice acting

Hen Wen

Con:

It’s definitely way too dark for younglings.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pros:

Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy

The atmosphere and suspense.

It’s a intersection concept for a movie.

A very underrated film.
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (181 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

The body horror effects.

It’s a very unsettling horror film.

The film’s score.

Barbara Crampton

A great H.P. Lovecraft film adaptation.

Con:

It’s not for everyone.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 2241 Average listal rating (1452 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
Pros:

Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

The gooey effects work

One of David Cronenberg’s best movies.

Music score by Howard Shore

80’s Toronto as it’s setting.

Con:

The film’s body horror, might be a turn off for some.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pros:

Mrs. Brisby

One of Don Bluth’s best films.

The dark matter of fsctness, the movie presents.

The rats of NIMH, especially Justin.

The voice acting.

Music by Jerry Goldsmith and Paul Williams

Con:

It might be too dark for younglings.
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pros:

The soundtrack and music

80’s Florida as it’s setting.

Paul Reubens as Max

The effects work.

It’s a highly underrated film.
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (439 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Manhunter (1986)
Pros:

Brian Cox, as a early version of Hannibal Lector

William L. Petersen, as Will Grissom

The soundtrack and music.

The atmosphere and cinematography.

It’s a very underrated movie.

Joan Allen

Tom Noonan, as Francis Dollarhyde
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Pros:

William L. Petersen as Richard Chase

Willem Defoe as Eric Masters

Everybody have fun tonight, everybody Wang Chung tonight.

The car chases.

1985 Los Angeles, as a gritty background.

The depiction of money laundering.

John Pankow

It’s a vastly underrated crime drama films.

Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 510 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pros:

Olivia Hussey as Jess

Margot Kidder, and the other sorority sisters.

“It’s me, Billy!”

The memorable kills.

The atmosphere and setting.

It’s a really dark Christmas horror movie.

Set the setting of future slasher films, especially Halloween.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Pros:

Richard Dreyfus and Bette Midler

The satire of 80’s yuppies, and the well off.

Little Richard’s cameo

The soundtrack, especially the use of “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads.
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People who added this item 295 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Demons (1985)
Pros:

The Demons! Obviously!

The movie theatre, and the movie within the movie.

Motorcycle massacre!

The Demon effects!

The music and soundtrack
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pros:

Memorable moments and quotes, “I love wrong numbers!”

Danny DeVito and Bette Midler

Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater

Bill Pullman

The soundtrack, especially “Ruthless People” by Mick Jagger.

It’s a great pitch black, dark comedy.

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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.6
Pros:

It’s actually more silly, than scary. In a good way.

It’s a great guilty pleasure horror film.

Melissa Leo, in a earlier performance.
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People who added this item 1411 Average listal rating (922 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

Paul Hogan, as “Crocodile” Dundee

The Australian setting, and New York City

It’s a fun movie to watch.

Sue Carlton

Con:

Some aspects of the film, aged better than others.
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People who added this item 654 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Mission (1986)
Pros:

South America as its setting.

Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons

The cinematography

The music by Ennio Morricone
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Pros:

Tom Cruise and Paul Newman

“Werewolves in London”

The pool sequences.

It’s one of Martin Scorsese’s best films.
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Pros:

Sammi Curr

The very metal soundtrack!

Cameos by Ozzy Osburne, and Gene Simmons
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Teen Witch (1989)
Pros:

It’s a fun, guilty pleasure Movie.

Robyn Lively

The songs

The very 80’s vibe.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 715 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Cobra (1986)
Pros:

It’s one the best, mid 80’s Sylvester Stallone action films.

It’s a violent, dark, cop action film.

Brian Thompson

Con:

It might too violent, and overkill.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 2371 Average listal rating (1476 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Blue Velvet (1986)
Pros:

The beautiful, haunting atmospheric setting of the film.

David Lynch at his best.

Nothing is what it seems.

Dennis Hopper at his most sinister creepiest.

Isabella Rossellini

The soundtrack and songs.

Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dean

It paved the way for Twin Peaks.

Cons:

For some, it’s a exceedingly dark film.

Lynch is not for everyone.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 472 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Critters (1986)
Pros:

The bounty hunters

It’s a silly, fun, silly horror sci-fi movie.

The Critters!

Critters effects!

Early Billy Zane.

It’s one of the best little monsters films!

Dee Wallace
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People who added this item 1652 Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
Pros:

It’s fun, gruesome, and over the top.

The make up effects work.

Sam Raimi at his best!

Bruce Campbell? Groovy!

Con:

It might be, too terrifyingly disgusting for some.
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People who added this item 1745 Average listal rating (1137 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Lost Boys (1987)
Pros:

It’s a super cool vampire film.

David and his gang.

The sax guy.

The very 80’s atmosphere.

Santa Clarita as a atmospheric back ground.

The soundtrack.

The effects work

It’s a fun, and scary film.

Sam and Michael.

Diane Wiest

Starr, she’s absolutely breath taking.

Gramps.

The Frog Brothers

Con:

For some, it’s a MTV over substance movie.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Pros:

It’s a fun, horror sci-fi teen comedy.

Kelli Malroney and Catherine Mary Stewart, are plain adorable in the film.

The mall is a setting.

The songs in the movie.

The make up effects, are just plain gnarly.

It’s a feminist action film.

A interesting take on zombies.

It’s a very under appreciated film.
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People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6
Chopping Mall (1986)
Pros:

The effects, especially the exploding heads!

Sherman Oaks Galleria, as it’s setting.

Kelli Malroney, is just plain adorable in the film.

Paul Bartel and Mary Moronov

The film’s satirical humour.

Dick Miller!

Kill bots!

It’s a fun, under appreciated horror comedy.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 1995 Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pros:

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, a cute couple I. This film.

The soundtrack.

Jon Lovitz and Steve Buscemi

Billy Idol’s cameo.

It’s a decent representation, of the 80’s.

It’s one of my favourite Adam Sandler films.

Glenn, might be a sleazy creep. But he is our sleazy creep.

Alexis Arquette

Memorable moments and quotes.
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 495 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pros:

It jump started, the whole cool sexy vampire period, that we know today.

A early Tony Scott film.

“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus

The atmosphere

Susan Sarandon

Catherine Deneuve

David Bowie alert.

The love scenes.

The film’s make up work.

Con:

For some, the movie is style over substance, and others pointed out the lesbian love triangle aspect, is done through a purely male Hollywood gaze. As hot as it is.
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