We skip the lessons learned this week and instead discuss our individual top 5 defining childhood movies. Interestingly, at least to us, our lists only overlapped on one movie… and it was our #1 choice! Get ready for some fun ’80’s movie talk.
Sky’s #5: Return of the Living Dead (1985 – horror)
Dusty’s #5: Red Dawn (1984 – action)
Sky’s #4: The Last Starfighter (1984 – sci-fi)
Dusty’s #4: Predator (1987 – action)
Sky’s #3: The Transformers: The Movie (1986 – animated)
Dusty’s #3: Ghostbusters (1984 – comedy/sci-fi)
Sky’s #2: Spaceballs (1987 – comedy)
Dusty’s #2: Commando (1985 – action)
Sky & Dusty’s #1: The Goonies (1985 – action/adventure)
Let us know what you think of our list, and tell us your Top 5 Childhood defining movies. We’d love to hear them, especially if they’re non-1980’s movies. Just comment below or you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.
Dusty has chosen our #1 movie, The Goonies as the next movie we’ll learn from.
Weird Science isn’t exactly “weird”, but it’s a classic 80’s comedy we grew up with and still find super enjoyable. Kelly LeBrock is a mega babe and Anthony Michael Hall with Ilan Mitchell-Smith are great as the nerdy, girl-oggling, horny best friends.
We love the Terminator Franchise. T2 Judgment Day is the best of the bunch, with 1984’s The Terminator in 2nd place. The most recent Dark Fate was very enjoyable with the return of Linda Hamilton and some crazy scary terminators for Arnie and co to deal with.
SPOILER ALERT! Watch these movies before proceeding.
Sky: If a naked guy in the middle of the night approaches you, back away.
Don’t antagonize or threaten him. He knows more than you or at least he ain’t scared of you. Tim Allen wrote a great autobiography called “Don’t Stand Too Close To A Naked Guy.”
Dusty: Don’t peal out when you are trying to sneak away.
They do this all the time in movies and a couple times here. Loud tire screeching is the enemy of your stealthy escape.
Sky: This too shall pass.
All those little annoyances, like ice cream in your apron and spilling food on a dude, ain’t no thang. In a few days, maybe even a few hours, they won’t matter. And look on the bright side, you might have a fun story to tell from it.
Dusty: The only way to keep a secret is to tell no one.
Yep, loose lips sink ships and the more sets of lips that know, the more likely your secret will get out.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is a worthy follow-up that’s been 31 years in the making since part one in 1989. Our favorite bumbling, yet genius, best friends are back! Could you have ever escaped that mansion without remembering how?! That’s right, genius!!!
We loved this final installment of the B&T trilogy and highly recommend you watch it before you listen to our review below.
Life Lessons Learned from Bill & Ted Face the Music
Sky: If you want someone to succeed, give them all the info you can.
The Great Leader tells them that Preston and Logan will compose the song to unite all of reality. Sure, it adds suspense and doesn’t give everything away to the audience, but if you truly want Bill & Ted to succeed, then give them the song, the band members and tell them of their daughter’s role.
They’re still the fun-loving, music playing, earnest best friends we’ve always loved.
Dusty: Be excellent to each other.
This is a simple yet valuable idea that we can use more of nowadays.
Death returns… lovin’ it.
Sky: Be a role model to your kids.
Kids emulate what they see, and if you do it, they’ll do it. Pick up your dog’s poop, don’t cheat or lie, pay your taxes and work hard. If you lie, cheat, steal and beat your spouse, they’ll turn out the same way.
Dusty: Train a child in the way they should go and when they are older they will not depart from it.
This is taken from the Bible and fits right along with Sky’s life lesson above.