Plissken Posted August 6, 2020 Share Posted August 6, 2020 6 hours ago, Popo said: This is exactly how I felt watching, and I hadn’t even recommended it to anyone. Hard to believe the same people went on to create one of the most fondly remembered 80s movies of all time. It’s not even that it’s badly made - it hits all the notes it’s aiming for - it’s failings are introduced at the point of conception. I know I’m looking at it through the lens of 2020 and that there were different expectations of what was acceptable at the time, particularly in comedy, and that the 80s were awash with gross-out comedies of this ilk but Stripes goes way beyond its contemporaries and, I’m sure, would have come across as tone-deaf even by the 1990s. Early to mid 80s comedies have dated really, really badly and all of them have scenes which are incredibly problematic. Even classics like Beverly Hills Cop have stuff like the strip club scene There were a lot of scenes in movies which existed purely to put tits on screen - Police Academy's party on the beach, Trading Places, The Wraith, Smokey and the Bandit III. I don't think it was about what was acceptable in comedy at the time, more like producers knew that a couple of minutes of norks out would get word of mouth in video stores at least, where a 15 certificate was largely ignored by the owner. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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