Days of Thunder is on Netflix. I have a soft spot in my heart for late 80s / early 90s movies. Iron Eagle. Red Dawn, Back to the Future, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the list goes on and on.
There’s something about these movies… they’re more earnest? Is that the right word? They’re more earnest than the movies we release in 2013. The characters believe their own PR better, or so it feels.
Is that good writing, or is what we have now better writing? Current films tend to value the conflicted protagonist much more than 80s films did. I just can’t figure out what’s better.