The Goonies – **1/2

Posted: July 10, 2014 in 1985, Adventure, Children/Family, USA, XX1/2

Sometimes it’s better to not look again at movies that you consider to be classics from your childhood. It doesn’t harm for the excellent Back To The Future, which is still excellent after all these years. But The Goonies is, well, ehm, not so excellent.

However, it’s still fun though and it brings back so many memories. After more than 25 years you forget all the details, but once you actually re-experience them it’s cool. You also ignore all the terrible elements once the real adventure starts. The acting is so bad, the jokes are so lame, the special effects are so old, the role play is so sexist, the script is so ridiculous … but in the end it’s fun!

Not sure how kids look at this movie nowadays, but back then it was quite scary to see someone hanged in a prison cell or to see a kid be locked up with a dead body in a fridge. The physically deformed character isn’t the most attractive guy either… neither are all the skeletons. The gentle horror and the silly humor makes this a perfect movie for those ten year olds who are fed up watching animated classics. And for forty year olds in a nostalgic mood.

In case you want to know what the cast members have been up to:

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