2014 has proven to have one of our favorite rosters of studio movies since all the way back to 1984, when the world got the likes of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Last Starfighter, Top Secret!, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Red Dawn, Conan the Destroyer, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, The Karate Kid and Ghostbusters.
1984 was no doubt a classic summer for movies, and fans have been celebrating its 30th anniversary in a number of fun, dorky ways. Since many of us were kids back then, our fondest memories of the summer of '84 are tied to those movies, sure, but also all the little things that went with them. The Atari games, the lunchboxes, the trapper-keeper notebook (c'mon, we know you had one!) and the rest of the product tie-ins we forced our parents to buy us immediately after the movie hit theaters.
So, in honor of the summer of '84, we got to wondering what it might look like if Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Earth to Echo, X-Men: Days of Future Past and more had come out 30 years ago. Here's our wish list of goodies from this summer's movies that we totally would have begged for back in '84.
Images created by John Gholson and John LaRue.
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