retro trailer: ‘The Goonies’

Take a look back at an old trailer…

It’s funny how different trailers looked even 25 years ago — this feels really slow, doesn’t it?

Look how young Sean Astin is! And Josh Brolin!

Can you imagine a movie today calling a kid “Chunk”? It’d never happen — everyone would be too worried about damaging the self-esteem of all the fat kids in the audience… and there’d be a lot more of them now then there were then. Fat grownups are still acceptable as the butt of humor today, but fat kids seem to be off the table. (I was a fat kid, but I don’t remember being traumatized by Chunk…)

Tee-hee: a Gremlins reference right in the trailer!

The Goonies is available on DVD in Region 1 and in Region 2.

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