The Goonies Reviews
The Goonies is a cult film that came out in 1985 and was directed by Stephen Spielberg. The film stars Sean Astin as Mikey and Josh Brolin as Brand.
The acting for the most part was very strong especially for a mostly kid cast. Personally I don't very much like most children actors luckily for the Goonies the kids really feel like kids.
The film also has some of the best and most memorable characters in cinema history. The villains were also portrayed really well and were fun and enjoyable to watch on screen.
The characters from the Goonies to the Fratelli's all had really good chemistry with each other especially with the two Fratelli brothers Jake and Francis.
The cinematography was steady with some very good shots of the scenery and the characters.
The set design in my opinion is really strong all the way down to the smallest detail.
The props were good for the most part, but some times you could tell that they were fake.
The costume and makeup design fits the characters very well especially Sloth.
The film also has a very sound style from the colour scheme to the characters.
The practical effects are done very well especially for the time and budget of only $19,000,000.
The film also has some good special effects especially for the time even though you can kind of tell their fake.
The film also has a really great score and a really strong soundtrack. The soundtrack is also memorable and something that I could whistle off the top of my head.
The story follows a bunch of kids The Goonies who are trying to find a way to stay in their town after their parents are being forced out of their houses because of money problems. The Goonies then find a map that leads them to a restaurant in which a group of criminals are hanging out. The search is on to find one eyed Willies treasure.
The comedy is really strong and had me laughing out loud throughout the runtime of the film. One of the funniest scenes involves the Fratelli's trying to make Chunk talk.
The atmosphere in the film is also very good at points especially toward the end with one eyed Willie and his treasure.
The film did have a couple things wrong, but for the most part it doesn't really take away.
The film is also really enjoyable and over all a feel good film.
Over all I give it a 8/10 - one of the classics
- Highly Recommended!