Sunday, 31 May 2009
Dir: Richard Donner
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, John Matuszak
Despite spawning 112 (and counting) made-for-tv clones, The Goonies is a children's favourite. Albeit that those children have now grown up and are in their 40's yet continue to dream of being in a 'gang'.
With Spielberg, Kennedy and Marshall on board (all Back to the Future staff) and Dick Donner behind the camera, it can’t really fail. It’s 114 minutes of entertainment.
Being made in the 80s, there are naturally some horrible cheesy moments (Sean Astin’s motivational speeches, and his weird, non-sensical love for one-eyed Willy). And the Goonies uses the words ‘you guys’ more than any other film. But there’s adventure, a few laughs, and Sloth to keep things moving.