The Velvet Goldmine is arguably the most famous of the 80s blockbusters, the quintessential Hollywood tale of a girl who falls in love with a prince and is forced to travel the world to find him.
It won five Oscars, including best picture, and is credited with inspiring a generation of Hollywood women to take risks in their careers.
But how did it affect my life in the way it affected mine?
Here are the ten biggest movie franchises that shaped my life.
The Matrix, 1985 The first Matrix movie saw the birth of an era.
It was a big-budget blockbuster and spawned two sequels, and two more came out later, but its biggest impact was its central premise: We live in a dystopian world ruled by robots.
The sequels were good, but they didn’t really live up to the scope of the first film.
It’s hard to explain to someone who’s never seen it what the Matrix is, but here’s what it’s about: A woman named Neo (Amy Adams) discovers a machine called The Matrix that lets her control the world, even controlling the people she meets.
She joins the resistance against the machines, and becomes one of them.
She is ultimately defeated by the Machines, but is saved by a boy (Jake Gyllenhaal) who was sent to train her.
He later goes on to play a big part in the Matrix sequels.
It spawned a slew of sequels, including the Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Trilogy.
The Avengers, 2015 The Avengers was the first superhero movie, and it was a hit, winning the box office for five straight years.
Its big screen incarnation saw the Avengers team up with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to fight against Ultron (James Spader), the evil leader of the villainous Ultron Corps.
This was a massive hit, but in real life, it didn’t last very long.
The original Avengers franchise lasted until the mid-2000s.
The movie was a huge hit in the States, but it didn.
In the UK, it did better, but the franchise went off the rails.
After a few years, Marvel cancelled it in favor of another, bigger superhero movie.
The Amazing Spider-Man, 2015 In 2014, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) was introduced to the world by a friend.
He went on to meet his future wife, Mary Jane Watson (Marisa Tomei), and had a son named Miles (Jacob Batalon).
The first two films were a huge success, and the third was a bit of a flop.
It wasn’t until the fifth film that the studio decided to bring it back and re-make it as a superhero movie with Spider-Gwen (Martha Hall Findlay) as the lead.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same movie that was going to be the star of the movie.
That film was the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Its plot was pretty straight forward: In a parallel universe, Tony Stark (Robert Stark) and his wife Mary Jane (Maris De Laurentiis) are trying to stop the Ultron invasion, but Tony is kidnapped and taken to the future to help fight against it.
This is the same universe where Peter Parker is from, and they’re fighting the same enemy.
The problem is that it was the same world that Peter and Mary Jane lived in at the time.
Their relationship was destroyed by the Ultron war, and now Peter has to fight alongside Mary Jane again in this alternate version of the world.
It took a while for this movie to hit theaters, and a lot of people were left disappointed.
It had to do with the film’s plot, which was basically that Peter Parker got his powers by being brainwashed by the villain Ultron.
This plot point was dropped in the sequel, which did a better job at establishing the relationship between Peter and the two Avengers.
There was also a new Spider-Verse character, Peter Quill, who was played by Andrew Garfield, and played a bigger role in the franchise.
After this film, Marvel decided to make a reboot of the franchise in 2018, with a completely different cast.
Spider-Men, 2016 The rebooted Spider-verse, which took place after the events of the original series, was a success, earning two Academy Awards for best picture and best director, and starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
It also gave us some great villains and a handful of memorable villains, such as the Rhino, Electro, Vulture, and Mysterio.
This reboot also introduced the world’s first Spider-Woman.
This new incarnation of the character had a big role in bringing the world of Spider-Land back to life, and she was an absolute joy to watch.
She’s a big fan favorite, and while she didn’t play a huge role in making the reboot more relatable, she did show that the franchise was still doing its job.
The Fantastic Four, 2016 It was hard to believe that the Fantastic Four would go from making a splashy film