It’s hedonistic. Futuristic. Action-packed. And for some reason, smoke machines are everywhere. It can't be any other era than the 1980s, the decade when movies shrugged off the serious Seventies and threw itself hell-for-leather into having fun.
Not many decades inspire such cinematic nostalgia—perhaps because the 80s produced so many classic teen and children’s movies. Leading the pack is in terms of influence is E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Its atmosphere of supernatural darkness in small-town America was lovingly recreated in 2016 by the smash hit series Stranger Things.
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