honestly i do think this movie, even despite its well known status, is somewhat underappreciated. i guess it is on the cheesy side, but it doesn't make any attempt to be profound. its fantasy, adventure, and its comedy.
its a kids story thats wild, weird, and complex enough to keep adults aboard. for me this movie is like an old adventure story, akin to treasure island and the like. it doesn't pretend to be realistic, and for me thats a plus. i don't need to be mocked by psuedo-science, i understand and appreciate story telling as entertainment. for a relatively light movie, goonies is surprisingly complex drama. about losing homes, special people, and more. relationships between the characters are interesting and well developed.
sure there are things about this movie which will forever date it to the 80's, but i think it still remains as entertaining today as it was when it was released.
a good story for kids and adults to loose themselves in for a short while.
The Goonies review