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Games like “Shovel Knight” and “Super Meat Boy” look and feel like they came from a different era, while other titles such as “Hotline Miami”, “Retro City Rampage” and “FEZ” are filled with so much love for the 80s and 90s that one just can’t help but feel nostalgic for days gone by when playing them.
The same goes for movies and TV shows – “Drive”, which directly inspired the aforementioned “Hotline Miami”, would feel right at home if it was released as an 80s low budget pulp thriller, and then of course there’s the smash hit series “Stranger Things”, which is essentially the 80s Stephen King adaptation that never was.
And this is without listing the dozens upon dozens of revivals of franchises from our past, such as “Star Trek”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Terminator”, “Robocop”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many, many more.
But in the last few years, the wave of retro things seems to have stopped.
I won’t go into detail here, I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about how terrible and dreadful and no-good the last year was, so suffice to say, the tragic death of a beloved gorilla was the least bad thing that happened in the last 365 days.
Numerous studios are announcing their projects way ahead of time, sometimes without even having a star or a director (we had a release date for a “Captain Marvel” movie way before ANYONE had signed on to work on it).
Hell, even franchises based on nostalgic properties, such as “X-Men”, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” are announcing massive cinematic universes spanning the rest of the decade.
In order to be able to properly answer the question of why retro is not doing too well and gradually disappearing, we need to discover just why it was popular in the first place.
And the reason for that is simple – the people who were kids in the 80s and 90s were adults in the 2000s, with disposable incomes.