Saturday, May 03, 2014

Is The Goonies 2 Really In The Works?

The Internet and newspapers have been reporting that a sequel to The Goonies is being worked on. My thought is simple. I'll believe it when I see it.

The Goonies is one of the movies I loved when I was a child back in 1985/86. It's a cult. It starred a number of young Hollywood up-and-comers like Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton and Josh Brolin. All these names went on to other things.

Still, back in the mid-80s, us kids didn't care what happened to the actors. We were immersed in the story about a group of children who went on an adventure to find treasure in order to rescue their homes from being sold off.

The fact that this movie is still talked about today - and was even on television during the Easter holidays - is enough to prove how popular it still is amongst mine and newer generations.

It has been nearly thirty years since the movie was created and now the talk is Richard Donner, the director, and producer -  Steven Spielberg - are on board to create The Goonies II. According to these reports, Donner is hopeful that he'll get the original cast on board.

Like I noted earlier, I'll believe it when I see it. If I was given a pound for every time a sequel to a movie was talked about and it never saw the light of day, I would be handsomely rich now.

Hell, I could probably afford to make The Goonies II myself!

And what if they did make a sequel? I don't trust them to stick to the formula of what made the original great. Remember what Spielberg did with the Indiana Jones franchise when he brought Indy back a few years ago?

Another elephant in the room is that The Goonies are adults now. How will they be involved? Will it be their children going on an adventure this time? If so, why bother bringing back the original cast?

The more I write, the more I realise I don't want there to be a Goonies II.

I'm afraid I'll lose a bit of my childhood if they do.

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Earlier this week, I dedicated a post to the announcement that most of the original cast of Star Wars were reprising their roles in the upcoming Episode VII. 

I'm not being a hyprocrite when I note that I'm looking forward to seeing Episode VII with a returning cast as The Goonies was about a bunch of children having an adventure. In my opinion, them being older in a sequel will take something away from my enjoyment of the original. Maybe it's because the film has remained timeless and I don't want to see that they have aged.

I don't get that feeling with the new Star Wars movie. I'm eager to see how the characters have developed in the thirty years since we last saw them. 

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