"Saying you’ve never seen The Goonies is kinda like
saying you’ve never eaten a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup."
Yes. That is my secret shame. Of all the movies I refuse to see, The Goonies is the one that I think least deserves my scorn. It certainly is not at the level of say an E.T. which looks to be insufferable from any and all things I have ever seen about that film. I just know I would hate ET as much today as I did back in it's time.
But the Goonies seems different....because it's the Goonies. How could I be in rooms with people having conversations and bluffing my way through any mention of the Goonies...and doing it poorly? I knew there was something about a dance where there was 'shuffling' involved and some Asian kid and a piratey freak guy.' By all rights, I should love this film.
One of my go-to blogs is Shezcrafti. My buddy, Jamie does such a great job at breaking down parts of pop culture (mostly from my beloved 80s) that I know little about. She also contributes to postcasts about the bests of 80s movies and culture. I am always educated about something that slipped by me but educated in a fun way which is the most sneaky way to be 'edutained'. I just made that up...edutainment - the combination of education and entertainment.
You need to go HERE to see Jaime's passionate personal plea for me to see this movie. I can't tell you how cool it is to see someone else write about me and knowing that as I read that post, that I was the only one who knew for sure that the poor urchin described in the text was me. It's like being at a party and hearing somone talk about a 'person' and they make sure to know they are talking about you.
She did a great edit that needlessly protected my identity. I get the joke and it's FUNNY. It was perfectly personalized to me and what she knows about me...also pretty sweet because as you know it's all about me.
Plus the girl made many good points I find impossible to argue with. Watching me some Goonies seems like the perfect way to spend my morning. What wonders will I discover within? It's not the same as seeing an iconic film like this for the first time in a theatre but I think my perspective will be interesting. I have seen most every big movie that there has ever been. Partially because of my misspent youth spent in movie theatre and partially because I never sleep. What do you think I did before the Internet? There are few films that I can enjoy in quite this way.