March and April are turning out to be too good to be true as far as ’80s reboots and nods. First, the very ’80s awesome ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs” had a “Goonies” tribute. If you haven’t seen “The Goldbergs” yet, you should check it out. It’s like “The Wonder Years” but with an extra shot of humor. And if you haven’t seen “The Goonies” yet, well, I’m not sure if we can be friends. Just kidding. 😉 No really. You should see it.
The film was produced by Steven Spielberg and follows a group of teenagers who live out in the “Goon Docks,” a neighborhood in Astoria, Oregon. Upon finding out that their homes are about to be demolished, due to the expanding Astoria Country Club, they happen to find a map in one of the main character’s attics. The tattered map belonged to a legendary 17th century pirate, and the teens are in hopes that buried treasure lays at the location of X marks the spot. They set out on an Indiana Jonesesque adventure to claim the gold and hopefully keep their residences.
I love this movie and must have watched it a million times when I was growing up. “The Goldbergs” definitely honored the film and appeased my nostalgia. The episode even featured some of the music from the “Goonies” original soundtrack, particularly Cyndy Lauper’s “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough.”
If that wasn’t enough to rock my Pop Rocks, just a few days ago there was an announcement that a “Goonies” sequel is in the works! Richard Donner the original director of the film is in hopes of reuniting the cast. Hopefully that will come to fruition. Can’t wait to see what they do with it. I hope it’s every bit as ’80s-awesome.
Now can someone please tell me that there’s going to be a live-action movie of “She-Ra Princess of Power?” That would fit so nicely with the recent announcement of the “Jem and the Holograms” film that’s in the works right now.
Keep it coming, Hollywood!