Hey You Guys!

The Goonies has 80’s written all over it. With the perfect trifecta of Richard Donner directing, Chris Columbus writing, and a story from Steven Spielberg. The Goonies are a group of kids who search for treasure, because their homes are facing foreclosure. They find a treasure map in one of their houses and decide to go looking for it. Little do they know a family of criminals called the Fratelli’s is looking for the same treasure. The treasure in question belongs to a pirate named “One-Eyed” Willy. They go searching in an underground cave full of dangerous booby traps like spikes, rocks, or a deadly piano. Unlike most people my age, I didn’t watch The Goonies as a kid. Which doesn’t matter, because I still loved it. All of the kids have their own memorable quirks that make them very likable. It also becomes a game of before or while they were famous. With such names as Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, and Josh Brolin playing a part. The Goonies consist of: Mikey the sick kid/leader, his athletic older brother Brand, Chunk the fat kid who does the “Truffle Shuffle,” Mouth the obnoxious talker, and Data the quirky inventor. There’s also Brand’s sort of girlfriend Andy and her best friend Stef, two female members who join the group later on. As they face underground horrors, Chunk gets left behind. My personal favorite character would have to be Sloth the lovable deformed giant. He’s truly the heart of the movie. As he spends most of his time with Chunk. The sense of adventure is consistently fun and enjoyable as they make their way to that treasure on a sunken boat. The Goonies will never die, because “Goonies never say die.”

The Goonies

The Goonies look on in fear

2 thoughts on “Hey You Guys!

  1. Definitely will always be one of my favorite childhood films. Even saw it back in the theatre when it was released. This is one of the films that I will revisit every once in a while, and I still enjoy it…no matter now many times Iโ€™ve seen it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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