We all know that our beloved decade is notorious for producing some of the worst additions to culture in history – from dodgy music, to horrendous fashion, to terrible movies. But, isn’t that part of the reason we love it? (And, aren’t people in 30 years going to look back on current fashion as horrendous too?!)
With this in mind, I thought that Movie Month wouldn’t be complete without looking at some of the worst movies of the 80s.
On Friday I’ll be counting down the top 5 “So Bad They’re Good” movies, of which there were a lot! But what about the Just. Plain. Bad? It’s hard to pick what I think is the worst, given I have a genuine appreciation for B, C and D grade movies. However, one stands out as being my most hated of the decade, and it’s one I know a lot won’t agree with.
That movie is Blue Velvet. Often hailed as one of the BEST of the 80s, I found this David Lynch film almost unbearable, and had to force myself to sit through until the end.
It’s a pretentious, try-hard arty film, which tries to be weird for weird’s sake, and then fails at being anything at all. I still don’t really know what the plot was about, what the characters were doing, and what the point of the whole disaster was. I only borrowed it out in the first place because I really like the song Blue Velvet (which the film has kind of ruined for me now!).
What is your pick of worst movie of the 80s? And do you have an opinion on Blue Velvet? Hit me up in the comments below or on Twitter to let me know!