#628 Barbarosa (1982)

Starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey, Barbarosa is a stuffy, 60s spagetti western style movie made to idolise a fictional outlaw who goes around Mexico robbing people by gunpoint.

The thing is, I’ve never quite understood westerns – and the stuffy Barbarosa really can’t convince me otherwise.

80s-o-meter: 7%

Total: 15%

#627 Real Genius (1985)

Val Kilmer’s always wise cracking – but never exactly laugh-out-loud funny – character is at hard to stomach for the first 30 minutes, but as soon as the movie introduces an actual plot, Real Genius becomes interesting enough to watch for the remaining 45 minutes.

The movie kind of tries something new, but the theme was already better handled one year earlier in Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

80s-o-meter: 84%

Total: 63%