Experiencing the 1980s as an elementary-age child, I was not alone in wanting to be a Goonie. Many of us did. The first time I saw the film, I was 9 and a friend had just got the movie on VHS which was cool then. It was a rainy day and – because there just wasn’t anything else to do – we watched. And I was mesmerized.
The Goonies is a thrill and a half. A group of children find a forgotten map and some clues, and set out on a treasure hunt in hopes of finding riches – the means to save their small seaside neighbourhood – from land developers.