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FILM: The Goonies (12A)
Fri, 6th August, 2021 @ 18:00pm - 20:00pm£4 – £6
Classic raucous lively funny, Steven Spielberg 1985 adventure film. A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.
★★★★”A bunch of kids out for an adventure, and to find money so that Mikey can help his mum resist the property developers, embark on a treasure hunt. The bunch stumble across a frightening but friendly monster, a murderous family and booby traps galore until they find exactly what they’re looking for. Pirate gold, elaborate traps, winding waterslides and the inimitable ‘truffle shuffle’ – could this be the most accomplished kids’ adventure of all time?… superb crossover appeal, thrilling kids and enchanting adults with its deftly-spun tale of derring-do. Thanks to Chris Columbus’ lively script, the film crackles along at a fair old pace; there’s spectacle too, with Donner sparing no expense on the film’s elaborate sets – impressive on a scale barely attempted in today’s green-screen-dependent features”. Empire
Common Sense Media “Parents need to know that The Goonies is a rambunctious, noisy, pirate-themed treasure-hunt action-fantasy — all the ingredients that kids will love. Kids are in peril, find a dead body, are being hunted by thieves who are after their treasure map, and fall into all kinds of trouble. Beyond the (now-dated) special effects, cavernous (literally) sets, stunts, hideous skeletons, and outsized props, there’s a message about being yourself and bonding with your friends and siblings — even if they’re outcasts. Some stereotyping — the fat kid, the jock older brother, the Asian who’s a gadget fanatic, etc. A physically disabled grown man is considered a “monster” by his family and is chained up under the stairs( but accepted by the kids). Expect some vulgar humor and swearing (including “s–t”). There are jokes about a nude classical statue’s genitalia, and a teen boy adjusts his rearview mirror to see up a cheerleader’s skirt. The movie may be too scary for some kids, so know your kid before you watch.”