Yes, X-Men: Apocalypse takes place in the 1980s, specifically 1983. Because of this, the promotional folks behind the forthcoming X-Film are taking complete advantage of the unique, cultural aesthetic of a decade that granted us feathered hair, neon cut-off shirts, and white, oversized dress jackets worn with sleeves pushed up just below the elbow. And then there was the music, that sweet, electronic dribbling underneath glassy string phrases cycling on albums sleeved in chunky, torn, neon swatches. I’m a huge fan of 80s music, the albums related to said music, the album covers covering said albums…and so are “The Children of the
80s Atom.” So, hold onto that gooey nostalgia churning in your woozy guts as the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse parodies classic 80s album covers! OBSERVE!
Duran Duran- Hungry Like the Wolf
1a- Hungry Like THE BEAST!
2. David Bowie- Let’s Dance
2a. Let’s BAMF!
3. I Ran- A Flock of Seagulls
3a. I RUN!
4. Culture Club- Church of the Poison Mind
4a. Church of the Telepathic Mind!
5. Corey Hart- Sunglasses at Night
5a. Optic Visor at Night!
X-Men Apocalypse debuts May 27th and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.