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I didn't like this very much
, 20 Aug. 2012
This review is from: The Goonies [DVD]  (DVD)
If there was a rating of zero stars, I would give it zero, no hesitation. A constant stream of screeching with a smattering of poor/smutty jokes, wooden acting, unintelligible dialogue drowned out by a soundtrack that seemed to bear no relation to the plot, a REALLY bad plot line, insincere moralising, etc., etc. Maybe I missed the whole joke and it is meant to be a pile of cr*p. Something like a EuroTrip for kids (which is actually very funny as it is clear that it is supposed to be extremely stupid).
I was watching this with my children and I seriously wanted to enjoy it as the reviews are (for some unfathomable reason) mostly positive, and also because Spielberg had something to do with it, but it got off to a bad start and went downhill from there; when they threatened to liquidise the fat kid's hand I'm afraid that was it for me, but the others persevered almost to the end in the vain hope that it might redeem itself, but no luck there. I was embarrassed to watch this patronising gunk. My seven year-old son thought it stank as well - my five-year-old was probably too young, or else it was all beneath him too. Whatever, next port of call for this garbage is the bin.
There are some truly great 1980s films for kids - Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc., etc. - sadly this is not one of them.
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