They sure don’t make movies like they used to, by which I mean: they sure don’t work in some super-ridiculous plot devices and weird cinematic tropes like they used to. No one would call the ’80s a decade of groundbreaking cinema, but they did bring us a slew of craziness ranging from sudden dance breaks to E.T. rip-offs. Here are a few of our favorites.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkZ43zj01b0]
Big Business really paved the way for modern-day comedies based on classic Shakespeare plays, but this movie somehow made the plot of The Comedy of Errors even more complicated and impossible to explain in a single sentence. But shouldn’t there be more twin-and-mirror sight gags in modern-day cinema?