Sunday, 15 May 2016

The Emotion of Watching 80s Movies

By María Paula Rincón (1st semester undergraduate FIGRI student, level 4 English)

Last year, Back to the Future, one of the most amazing movies, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Just imagine the feelings of the actors and filmmakers who imagined a completely different future from what we have now, sadly enough without us even having flying cars.

There are so many great 80s movies though like The Breakfast Club, which is an amazing film about five teens who are completely different from each other. It’s a film that anyone from adolescence to older people will enjoy, as it explores themes like love, friendship, problems and drama.

These five teenagers in detention can make a lot of changes in their lives. Since the moment they meet, they know that their future will be different, and that future could be great or horrible, but it really means that making a change is the best thing. The meaning in this film is that you will always meet people, and they might be very different from how you are, but that doesn’t mean that they are bad people. It can even mean that you can be more comfortable and learn what it means to be completely you. The people around us can show us another point of view about the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

When you see this type of film, you feel like you are inside the movie, and you get excited, sad, and feel all the same emotions that the characters feel.

New generations must see this kind of movie, because when we see films like this, we learn a lot from the cultures of young people at that time, and at the same time, we learn many life lessons.
With all of this in mind, go to your computer, grab a lot of popcorn, and enjoy one of the most amazing movies ever made.

“…We think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club”

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