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Fundamental Joeyism

Masters of the universe

This made laugh. But also brought on a bout of nostalgia for the age of awesomeness.

Feeling somewhat well disposed to the 80’s I watched the Masters of the Universe movie from 1987 this morning. Which… for some reason… I remembered as having cast Rutger Hauer as the hero protagonist… but it was actually Dolph Lundgren. Which is quite the action hero faux pas to make.

This is the first movie I ever went to go see by myself. Without adult supervision I mean. I would have been… (counts on his fingers) eight years old. I have a vivid memory of waiting outside the cinema complex afterwards to be picked up, animatedly discussing the various fight scenes with my friend and then being reprimanded by my mom for quoting the single instance of swearing in the entire movie when she arrived.

In any event. After an hour I decided perhaps the 80’s were better left imagined as being the pinnacle of civilization… and perhaps weren’t meant to be relived thirty three years later in burst of Corona-fueled boredom.

Although maybe there are better epoch defining movies. Like LadyHawke, Conan the Barbarian and… the Dark Crystal…

… all of which I am now reticent to watch, lest I ruin my childhood.

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8 Comments

  1. tara caribou

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    I didn’t even like the 80’s…. IN the 80’s. And I’ve never understood those who do/did 🤷🏼‍♀️ But then… I OFTEN don’t understand people.

    1. Jo

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      Did you prefer the 90’s? Music was undoubtedly the best in this decade. 🙂

      I’m trying to imagine you at school. Doc Martins and a NIN shirt?

      1. tara caribou

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        I guess the 90s were better than the 80s…. perhaps I would’ve preferred the 1890s? I don’t know.

      2. Jo

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        Lol. You are difficult to please.

      3. tara caribou

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        I’ve been told that.

  2. jim-

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    It does ruin it when you go back. Some of the production was awful, but hey, life was actually better then.

    1. Jo

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      I think they might have been. I often miss the cold war. As a unifying… thing… that brought the west together. It was nice to have a global goal. We have no good enemies anymore… although maybe China is stepping up.

  3. Clever Girl

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    haha, that first one is hilarious!

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