The Goonies (1985) – Encore Review 2


“Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket.” – Mikey

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count  (Theater, DVD, 2 Jun 2013, 24 May 2016 and 12 May 2017)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – A group of kids find a treasure map that they hope has the solution to stop their neighborhood from being bought out by developers.

My Take on it – This is one of my favorite film from my childhood and I believe that I saw it at the perfect time in my life in order to fully appreciate it for the 32 years following.

IMHO, this is one of the best films about the bonds of friendship among a group of kids and I always wished that my friends and I were as close as these characters seem to be.

This film stays fun and entertaining the whole way through and it’s so enjoyable to watch and rewatch it all happen in front of us over and over.

The cast is amazing and I love watching these kids (played by Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Kerry Green, Jeff Cohen, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and Jonathan Ke Quan) fend off against the Fratelli family (played by Anne Ramsey, Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano).

The script by Chris Columbus is written superbly and we get a story filled with lots of laughter, thrills, mystery, young love and lots of adventure.

The music is an essential part of this film and it helps keep the pace of the film so thrilling.

Steven Spielberg (Producer) and Richard Dinner (Director) did a wonderful job bringing these characters to life and the story is so much fun to watch unfold.

Bottom Line – Excellent film about friendship that keeps things fun and entertaining the whole way through.  The cast is superb and each of the kids went on to bigger and better things.  Columbus wrote an amazing script and it is filled with laughter, thrills, mystery, young love and tons of adventure.  Great music helps propel this film at a great pace.  Spielberg and Donner did a wonderful job bringing these characters and their story to life.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  According to director Richard Donner in an interview with “The Directors”, producer Steven Spielberg instructed the cast members to act cold and distant toward Donner on the last week of filming which puzzled him. Shortly after filming wrapped, Donner went to his beach house in Hawaii, ran into a frenzied neighbor who took up his entire day. When he arrived home, the entire cast was there to celebrate with a cookout. Spielberg flew them over to Hawaii on the promise that they not speak a word of the surprise to Donner, which prompted them to act the way they were on the last week of filming. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)

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