Saturday, October 22, 2011
A Look Back @ The Goonies
The Goonies is one of my all-time favorite films. It is also a film I have railed against for a number of years. The version shown in the early 90s by a pre-commercial break Disney Channel included several scenes that greatly enhance the film's characters, plot, and narrative cohesion. The absence of these scenes cause glaring plot holes and gaps in characterization that leave the film disjointed in parts and nonsensical in others. For clarity and posterity for you fellow Goonies aficionados, enjoy the following scenes including an encounter with Troy at the shop, a pop-loving giant octopus, and an accidental introduction of Data's patented pinchers of peril. I know. It turns out it's not pinchers of power, but pinchers of peril. You can sit down for a minute, I just found out too. Watch the 'outtakes' below as they are definitely worth a look back. The Goonies are still good enough.