HEY YOU GUYS! Can you believe it's taken us nearly five years to get to The Goonies?! We know it's been a frustratingly long wait for a lot of you, but with a rising premium being placed on this particular brand of Amblin-esque nostalgia these days, it finally felt like the right time to dig out that old treasure map and search for rich stuff.
All three of us experienced the film at different points in our lives and that definitely had an impact on how we felt about it. In addition to sorting through some of these wildly different reactions, we also address the backlash the film has received in certain circles recently and whether or not that movement has any merit.
Get away from Troy's bucket because it's our time down here.
Topics include: Spielberg's notoriously more "hands-on" approach to producing, the traumatic experience one of us had on our first viewing, some suggestions for a cleaner way to set up the back story, an incredibly ill-advised real-life Goonie adventure, deleted scenes that were broadcast on the TV version, the Goonies 2 video game, whether or not an actual sequel is even a good idea at this point, and much much more!