Monday, 26 October 2009

(500) Films of Empire - Day 38 - Hey you guys!

378 - The Goonies - 3 stars
I think that I mentioned on a previous blog that it can be dangerous to rewatch films from your childhood as they may not be as good as you remember, but luckily this was not the case with The Goonies. Still terrific.
It's all still there; the truffle shuffle, Sloth, the story about the puke in the cinema, the reference to the octopus we never see, and it hits all the right notes for a family action adventure (even if there was more swearing than I remember hearing on a TV version), as it comes across as a mixture of Indiana Jones meets Pirates but for kids, with clever references to Superman and Gremlins (films by the director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg).
But it does make me laugh that the pirate they are searching for is called One Eyed Willy... how wude!

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