Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This movie is absolutely one of my favorites, even if it’s older and if you haven’t seen it then honestly where have you been? That movie is "The Goonies". It is often dubbed a cult classic, which it is. I watch it every time that I happen to catch it on tv. This movie follows a group of friends, known by other as the goonies because they just happen to live on a goon dock. There is a developer wanting to destroy their house along with a bunch of others.
So that’s when Mikey and the other goonies set out to find One Eyed Willies treasure. Tying up his brother Brand, they run off and get into a bunch of trouble along the way in the form of the Fratelli family. Where does their adventure lead them? What new friends do they find along the way? Do they find the treasure and save their homes? I can’t answer that. Now being this movie was made in 1985 I’m sure a lot of you may have already seen it, but if you haven’t sat back and enjoy the adventure of "The Goonies".
It takes many pieces of a puzzle to make everything work and click into place. A movie is no different. The right cast. The right director. The right writer. Even the right timing. "The Goonies" is one of those quintessential 80's movies that had everything lined up perfectly. To top off everything else it had going for it, they even added pop star Cyndi Lauper to belt out the theme song.
One interesting note is one of the last lines in it was very confusing to those of us that saw it in the 80's. "The octopus was scary!" What octopus? Did I miss something? Nope. The octopus encounter was a deleted scene. It didn't make the final cut. It wasn't until years later (more like decades later!) that I actually saw that scene.
This movie continues to bring inspiration in todays features and series. I see reflections of it in stuff like "Super 8" (more on that later. Shh! Its top secret.) & "Stranger Things". This wasn't just another dumb teenage comedy, or romp, this was a full-blown adventure! Yes, it had a young cast but it reels you right to in to ride along with them. It has everything. Humor, action, thrills, and chills! Take my hand, if you will, and join me. Coz Goonies never say die.
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