MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2022 (#27 of 49) – The Goonies (1985) – Encore Review 4


January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 48, so I decided to watch 49 (48+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month.  I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me.  Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that are spoiler free before reading on…

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #27 of the 49.

Let’s continue with… 

“Goonies never say die!” – Mikey

Initial Viewing Memories –

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in ’86, DVD, 2 Jun 2013, 24 May 2016, 12 May 2017, 28 Jan 2020 and 17 Jan 2022)

Link to original reviewHere, Here, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – A group of kids have the weekend to try and save their town from developers.

My Take on it – This is such a fun movie and is so exciting to watch over and over.

The kids in the film are each developed really well and their unique personalities shine throughout.

The story is one that any kid would like and also wish they could have an adventure like the one that happens here.

The film is paced really well and there is also something happening which helps keep things so engaging and fun from start to finish.

The cast is superb and each of them does a wonderful job personifying the characters that they portray.

The direction by Richard Donner is great and helps keep things to constantly happen which is so much fun to watch.

The dialogue is great and helps keep the story moving in enjoyable and engaging directions.

Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The swearing within the film was deliberately and strategically placed so it can easily be drowned out by broadcasters who wish to remove it. If you watch closely it often happens when there is a lot of background noise (like the police car chase at the beginning of the film) or when there is running water or another loud source of sound nearby. This way the broadcaster can lose the profanity in the sound mix or can cut a couple of seconds of footage without losing anything significant happening on the screen. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)

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