If these shirts are to be believed, then the quintessential movie of the 1980s is one in which a character travels back to an earlier moment in history (or, in subsequent installments, into the future).
Another definitive franchise (not referenced in these shirts) from the same decade concerned a man–an apparent professor–who, in the 1930s, would explore ruins, essentially going even further back in time than the film itself did.
Isn’t the second movie described there the one that is referenced in the 1980s shirt, and the first movie the one that isn’t?
Here’s a question for the commenters born before the 80s- what action movie defined your decade the same way Indiana Jones did the 80s and Jurassic Park did the 90s? It pretty much has to be Star Wars for the 70s, right?
@mj Expecting someone to identify strongly with a movie from the beginning of the decade you were born in seems odd. Only a few people buying the shirt would’ve been alive when the movie came out, and for me at least my formative movie experience didn’t happen until I was 10.
This would be like me buying a Hard Day’s Night shirt because I was born in the (late) 60s. (Great movie, but I probably didn’t see it until the 90s.) Star Wars would be the right timeframe for me.
This is more like “Raised in the Eighties/Nineties.”
@mj There’s so many amazing films from the 70’s,Close Encounters, The Exorcist, Rocky 1 and 2, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. but if I’m forced to pick one, Alien. The shirt could have the glowing egg behind the wording, or a head hugger.