Goonies. We hear tell they never say die, and while rose-colored glasses may help its reputation far more than a sober look at it today, it’s hard to argue with a cult classic after 30+ years of unadulterated love. For Gen-Xers, it’s a touchstone of our era. For everyone else, it’s a ripe slice of 80s cinema at its 80s-est. Either way, any film that still sees the inside of a theater after three decades is a film worth noting. Never say die indeed.
The Goonies opened today in 1985.