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After two solid months of “how in the hell did this not go direct to streaming?” releases, 2019 finally gets a few potentially huge blockbusters. No movie is a guaranteed success, of course, which is why we’re here to determine…
When the monsters inevitably show up in the end, you’ll realize that you’re not particularly invested in that long-neglected plotline and would rather Jacob keep getting into shenanigans with his new buddies than save the world.
Why was this fairly modest mid-'80s comedy enough of a hit to be the auspicious start of so many creative careers? And how has it enjoyed such a lasting impact?