‘The Movies That Made Us’ Season 2: What Other ’80s Classics Should They Feature?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Movies That Made Us: Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd

The producers of the Netflix documentary collection The Movies That Made Us introduced their second season. The retro VHS teaser supplied no information on the premiere date or which films it might cowl. However, the Nacelle Company posted the brief video on their Instagram account promising Season 2.

Movies That Made Us: Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
L-R: Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd | Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Universal Studios Hollywood

The video reveals a VHS tape ejected from an old-fashioned VCR. The tape label reads “The Movies that Made Us Season 1.” A hand scratches out 1 with a marker and writers Season 2. Here’s your information to The Movies That Made Us and the movies we’d like to see them deal with subsequent season.

‘The Movies That Made Us’ started with ‘The Toys That Made Us’

The Movies That Made Us creator Brian Volk-Weiss first created the Netflix documentary collection The Toys That Made Us. Each episode profiled a distinct toy and advised the story of how the creators developed that toy. Season 1 premiered in 2017 and have become an obsession for toy followers.

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The Toys That Made Us | Mark Boudreaux/Netflix

Episodes among the many first three seasons lined He-Man, G.I. Joe, Barbie, Transformers, Star Wars toys, Star Trek toys, LEGO, Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, My Little Pony and wrestling toys. After season 3, Volk-Weiss launched The Movies That Made Us.

‘The Movies That Made Us’ Season 1

Like Toys That Made Us, Season 1 of The Movies That Made Us contained 4 episodes. Each one devoted one hour to a single movie. Season 1 movies have been Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Dirty Dancing and Home Alone

When it involves films, there are fewer secrets and techniques to uncover, particularly on the subject of ‘80s classics like these titles. Each one has had DVDs stuffed with bonus options, and in lots of circumstances books written about them. Yet Volk-Weiss discovered methods to probe the creators for brand new tales. 

Director Ivan Reitman and author/star Dan Aykroyd participated in Ghostbusters and returned to the firehouse location. Reclusive director John McTiernan participated in Die Hard and actor Reginald Veljohnson returned to the Fox Plaza constructing. Each episode additionally turned a eulogy to somebody who’s now not with us: Harold Ramis for Ghostbusters, Alan Rickman, Alexander Gudonov and extra for Die Hard, Patrick Swayze and director Emile Ardolino for Dirty Dancing, John Hughes for Home Alone.

Please do these ‘Movies That Made Us’ in Season 2

Four episodes per season is hardly sufficient to cowl all of the Movies That Made Us. They will need to have run into the identical dilemma for Toys. Now that Volk-Weiss has proven how deep he can go together with even the most well-liked films, let’s lay down a few of the largest ‘80s films that may be good for The Movies That Made Us.

‘Back to the Future’ made us 

It will likely be difficult to search out tales that director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale haven’t but advised. There have been 20th, 25th and 30th anniversary editions of the movie. Even the story of changing Eric Stoltz with Michael J. Fox is now well-known. 

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Ehen actual life caught as much as the sequel’s future in 2015, Back to the Future occasions took over the world. This movie represents a lot concerning the ‘80s, made so many careers on and off digicam, and influenced so many films that adopted, it deserves the Movies That Made Us remedy.

‘The Princess Bride’ made us

Now, this was not a significant hit in its preliminary launch in 1987. Most children found it on video and realized what a powerful comedic, romantic journey it’s. Fortunately many have had the prospect to see it on the massive display at revival screenings through the years.

The Princess Bride is one other well-documented movie. Not solely have there been a number of DVD and Blu-ray releases, however the late screenwriter William Goldman wrote about adapting his personal e book. Star Cary Elwes wrote a e book all about his experiences within the movie. Will The Movies That Made Us discover extra, as we want?

‘Batman’ made us

The Movies That Made Us might do a complete episode on the hype surrounding the discharge of Batman alone. The teaser poster made certain everybody in America knew what the Bat image was. By June of 1989 Batmania was sweeping the nation.

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Michael Keaton | Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis through Getty Images

The upcoming Robert Pattinson The Batman would be the 14th live-action film that includes Batman. Yet Batman was not a certain factor in 1989. Michael Keaton was simply as controversial a decide as was Tim Burton as director. 

‘E.T.’ made us

E.T. was the most important movie of all time till Steven Spielberg’s personal Jurassic Park overtook it in 1993. There was already a large laserdisc field set of E.T. earlier than DVDs and Blu-rays continued to discover it. 

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It looks like many different blockbusters have overtaken E.T. culturally in addition to monetarily. So it might be value a reminder of how the movie captivated so many youngsters of the ‘80s. Maybe it might clarify that Christmas sequel Xfinity advert too.

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