The Goonies (1985)

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Chris Columbus

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Pimpton, Jonathan Ke-Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantolliano


Story Mikey (Astin) is part of The Goonies only his family have to leave the town for money reasons. One stormy day Mikey and his friends the clumsy Chunk (Cohen), the fast talking Mouth (Feldman) and inventor Data (Ke-Quan) find a map to One Eyed Willies treasure. After ditching Mikey’s brother Brand (Brolin) the group head off on their adventure.


When the Goonies reach the entrance to their adventure they find criminals the Fratelli’s who have just robbed a bank. They also have someone looked in the basement Sloth (Matuszak). Brand catches up with the Goonies along with his romantic interest Andy (Green) and her friend Stef (Pimpton).


The group face a race through under traps to find the treasure and escape the Fratelli’s? This action adventure will deliver from start to finish.


Verdict Even though this movie is over 25 years old this is still a classic that everyone should have seen at least once in their lifetime. The adventure is something that the now generation don’t seek due to the electronic era we are now in but this shows how the bonding of friends will bring people closer to overcome problems in life. All action adventure fans will enjoy this near perfect movie, which will keep you entertained from start to finish.

Story Mark 10/10 Great story that still feels fresh all these years on

Action Mark 9/10 Mostly simple action but some edge of the seat scenes

Friendship Chemistry Mark 10/10 The Goonies are all close and you can see how well they get on.

Star Performances All of the Goonies all great performances

Favourite Character Data with all his crazy gadgets and falling scenes.

Best Part The bit when Data snaps after another falling moment.

Best Quote Mikey – Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket ‘

My Rating 93%

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