The Worst 80s Movies, Movies Beginning with E
I want the absolute worst movies from the 80s, and please tell me why you
thought they were the worst movies. Of course, some movies are so bad their
good. I don't agree with all the suggestions here. This page goes against what
I really believe in, but I think everyone needs to vent a little.
This page currently edited by: Indy Gent. Past editor: Banasy
E.T. / 1982
One of the most overrated films of the 1980's. As a kid, I thought the alien was creepy. Now as an adult, I find the movie to be boring & uninteresting. It reminds me of those cheesy kid & creature (dog, horse, orca, alien, etc.) flick that most people would fall asleep with. [Ed. note: This is one man's opinion, just like 80s films that most moviegoers thought were masterpieces (Breakfast Club, Goonies, etc.). Please don't kill the messenger (yours truly.)]
Who could ever have predicted that a movie with a cast including: Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, and Damon Wayans would ever be the stupidest movie known to man? Well, when you make Geena Davis lust after phony-looking aliens in pre-Power Ranger costumes. Yikes. This is a complete waste of time and I LOVE IT!
Eddie & The Cruisers / 1980
Oh shoot me please!! I had to watch this movie in 11th grade American Literature, when we were on a unit about prejudice and the Holocaust. Dennis Quaid crashes on a barren planet with an alien. They learn to co-exist, and then the alien gets pregnant, Quaid delivers the baby, and the alien dies. That's how his race exists: They're born, parent dies, they wander, get pregnant asexually, deliver baby, and die. Quaid is repulsed by this. I just really didn't like this film, it was very boring and took 5 days to watch. The acting was good, and I wrote an essay about it for class that I did well on, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. Don't let me stop you from seeing it though! not the worst, but not the best.
It had no plot! 4 college kids spend the night in an evil house and accidentally stumble onto a book made out of skin and a record player which plays the "Evil Dead" chant and turns all the kids into Evil Dead. There's this one stupid part where a girl gets attacked by a tree. That is not quality entertainment.
Combine the elements of "The Goonies" and "Space Camp" and you have the formula behind "The Explorers." Jeez, it was already done the same year--and better--in "The Goonies." A group of boys go on a space adventure after discovering a space ship, despite the fact that nobody believes there is a space ship, or aliens. The highlight of this film was River Phoenix. Just a rip-off. Don't lemme stop you from watching it.
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