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Things You Have To Ignore In Order To Enjoy Watching 'The Goonies'

Updated 23 Oct 2018 507.3k views16 items

Fat shaming and bullying. Racial stereotyping. Drug and sex abuse references. Assault, theft, and attempted murder. And that's just in the first 30 minutes.

That's right, it's The Goonies, a "classic" 1980s kids adventure movie that is among a certain generation's absolute favorites. But it shouldn't be, because, frankly, The Goonies sucks. 

Okay, granted, that's a bit of an overstatement. There are far worse movies than this one. But, if you're a grown-up or a kid with a halfway logical brain, there are a lot of things you ignore in The Goonies so you can keep enjoying it, and not all of them are minor plot points or gaffes that only pedants or film snobs would care about. The plot of The Goonies is, of course, ridiculous, and that's not a bad thing in itself. It's just that along with the crazy Goonies plots, you're also served up a dollop of regressive social attitudes and sloppy writing.

So, hey, you guys: maybe it's time we took this movie down a peg or two.

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