Back in January, I started a blog series where I watch a classic movie that everyone seems to have seen except for me. My first movie was “Top Gun” and today I’m taking on the childhood favorite, “The Goonies.”
Released in 1985, the movie follows a group of friends on a treasure hunting adventure in a quest to find enough money so one of the boys in the group doesn’t have to move. Things go awry when they run into a family of thieves who are also trying to find the same treasure.
“The Goonies” is definitely a predecessor for more modern day kids on an adventure stories like “Super 8” and “Stranger Things”. Heck, Sean Astin was even in both of those, so there’s that tie too. But how does this cult favorite hold up thirty years later for a first time, adult viewer?
That’s a mixed question.
What I liked about the movie was it could be funny at times and it had a good story at its core. But quite frankly, it was a little boring for me to watch as an adult. I think if I was a kid, I would have LOVED it. But it didn’t have that nostalgia factor, so overall, it’s not something I’d watch again.
And let’s talk about Chunk. He was so incredibly annoying and I felt like he was yelling constantly.
So I guess it boils down to this: 35-year-old me is not the audience for this movie and while it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, it definitely wasn’t my favorite. Sorry to burst your bubble, “Goonies” fans.