Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Goonies: a Review

Having spent my childhood in the 80's, it's basically a travesty that I had never seen the Goonies until a few days ago. My friend Adam made it one of his life goals to make sure I saw it when he heard this information. So we got together the other night and knocked that goal off his bucket list (ok - maybe it wasn't really that important to him, but kind of).

He was worried that I wouldn't think it was funny since it's better enjoyed as a child. In fact, many people told me that. People doubted I would like it or get it as an adult. What these people failed to recognize is that I laugh whenever anyone says either "poop" or "fart." So, I don't think I've aged out of the group of people who would enjoy a movie targeted at a younger age group.

To be completely honest, I laughed hysterically all the way through it. The scene where the kid on the toilet shoots up to the ceiling? Best scene in cinematic history? Probably not, but pretty dang close.

The rest of this post is going to contain 100% spoilers, so if you don't want a 30 year old movie ruined for you, do not read on!

Here are some of my nominees for best of in the Goonies:

I'd give the movie 10 Goonies out of 10. What are your favorite parts of the movie? Who's your favorite character?


Katherine said...

Love these nominees!!! Ha! It really is so funny. I'm glad you finally saw it!

Jeff Chase said...

Now I'm going to have to go watch the movie for the first time in order to read the rest of this post. Ugh! :)

Brian said...

I didn't see Goonies until I was in my 20s, and I was one of those people that it didn't hit at the right age, time, or place. I just thought throughout the whole thing that it was a sad attempt to recapture the E.T. magic. Sorry to be a party pooper :(