The Goonies 4K Ultra
review by Bobby Blakey
In 1985, producer Steven Spielberg teamed up with writer Christopher Columbus and director Richard Donner to bring us a new adventure with The Goonies starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, Joe Pantoliano, John Matuszak, Robert Davi and Anne Ramsey.
The Goonies follows a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.
The Goonies is one of those movies that offers up so much for all ages and the kind of film we just don’t see enough of anymore. The amount of laughs, adventure and overall greatness in a film like this is just astounding. I love this film, like most, but admit I am always surprised how well it still holds up. Sure the film is no doubt dated, but the direction of the story and overall look and tone keep it relevant.
The cast are all great as everyone knows but there is just something mesmerizing watching these young people not only interact with each other, but hold their own with the great adult talent as well. They bring so much heart to the story and I believe this is why this film has become such a fan favorite. I could go on and on about this film and the great adventure side and heart, but everyone has seen it at this point and if you haven’t then this new 4K release is the perfect way to see it.
This release looks amazing and brings this magic of this film to beautiful life. In addition to the film in 4K Ultra for the first time this release offers up bonus content including trailer, outtakes, music video, commentary, featurette and more.
Grab your copy of The Goonies on 4K Ultra when it hits stores on September 1st from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.