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2014-04-20 02:12:42 PM
Why?
 
2014-04-20 02:29:23 PM
$o, the movie will really $uck.
 
2014-04-20 02:33:02 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Why?


It certainly isn't about the money, as subby would like us to think.  He's worth billions.
 
2014-04-20 02:33:35 PM
Prepare to have your childhoods raped, killed and dismembered.
 
2014-04-20 02:38:06 PM

Bslim: Prepare to have your childhoods raped, killed and dismembered.


As long as the original cast plays the parents of the next generation of Goonies, it should at least be decent.
 
2014-04-20 02:49:33 PM
What do you guys mean 'why'?

His production company, Amblin, made the original. And the original story is by Spielberg.
 
2014-04-20 02:50:10 PM

Cymbal: Bslim: Prepare to have your childhoods raped, killed and dismembered.

As long as the original cast plays the parents of the next generation of Goonies, it should at least be decent.


No
 
2014-04-20 02:57:21 PM
They're gonna need a bigger budget.
 
2014-04-20 03:07:39 PM
Crap, this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-04-20 03:11:28 PM
Jeebus Drama Queens.
They haven't even written a script yet.

/Your childhood wasn't that great anyway.
 
2014-04-20 03:16:52 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-20 03:28:09 PM
Chunk got skinny, Sean Astin got fat, Josh Brolin became a respected actor, Sloth and Ma Fratelli are dead, Corey Feldman is lame - it's gonna take a miracle to make magic happen again.
 
2014-04-20 03:31:38 PM
No.
 
2014-04-20 03:32:26 PM

GungFu: What do you guys mean 'why'?

His production company, Amblin, made the original. And the original story is by Spielberg.


And rather like several other Amblin productions from that era, El Spielbergo kept showing up on-set to direct.

/would have been better if he'd left well enough alone.
 
2014-04-20 03:35:14 PM
Oh yeah, I just remembered a Facebook post that I made a few weeks ago as an open letter to Richard Donner on my thoughts as to why this movie should not happen - as follows:

An open letter to to director of films Richard Donner, vis-a-vis the announcement he is to make a sequel to The Goonies.

Dear Mr. Donner, Director of Films:

Hi there! Pleas allow me to preface what will be the crux of my yet-unstated protest by imparting to you some personal thoughts on your storied career. You have produced and directed several movies that were and are a cornerstone of my film-loving life, during both the formative years as well as adulthood. Allow me to name a few choice examples. The Omen - great scary flick, smart and suspenseful and it boasts excellent direction on your part. I know it is underrated by many of the film critics - well, screw those people, it still holds up, and I consider it a classic. I will forgive the sequels, as you did not direct them. The first couple of Lethal Weapon movies - they are THE definition of "buddy cop" movies, or action/comedy flicks, and they're still a lot of fun and continue to age well. I will forgive the sequels, even though you did direct them. Scrooged - hey, it's not perfect, but I don't fault you for that, as it remains a minor classic in its own right. I still try to watch it every year at Christmastime. Is that bit of trivia I heard about you firing and rehiring the crew so they could have the holiday off true? Of course I won't forget Superman, arguably the best comic book hero flick ever made, and almost unarguably the best iteration of the titular hero to find its way to the silver screen. You made me and millions of others believe a man could fly. I won't address the sequels, as that would be tantamount to getting into an abortion rights debate. Then there is The Goonies. What can I say? It is one of the most beloved films of my childhood, and I imagine that most of my like-minded friends of roughly the same age would agree. And it continues to entertain people, generation after generation - it's a very beloved film, a real example of lightning in a bottle - everything in its right place at the right time. So let's get down to brass tacks. I hear you're planning a sequel. Yeah, I know it's been rumored for ages, but you recently spoke on the record saying that it is indeed happening. My advice to you on that endeavor can be succinctly put in one word: DON'T. Yes, Mr. Donner, you heard me, don't do it. The original Goonies was mind-blowing fun for me when I was 7 years old - my dad took me to see it opening night (thanks, Dad). I am now 35 (sheesh), and I still love the film - partly for nostalgia, and partly because I still find it to be genuinely charming and entertaining. Simply put, a sequel cannot work - whether it be now, or 25 years ago. Obviously you've heard that old cliche about how lightning can't be manufactured in a bottle, that it has to be captured instead, well, that is the case here I believe. I don't want to sit my pudgy, tired, defeated self down in the theater and watch, on the big screen, a bunch of pushing-40 "Goonies" run around, trying to channel the charm of their youth, only to leave themselves and viewers like me and my peers sadly disappointed. Growing up and getting older is hard enough as it is - nobody needs potentially bad movies to reinforce that. I have been burned once already by something involving crystal skulls, bad Russian accents, and Shia LaBouf commanding his army of monkeys - shiat, burned 4 times I suppose, if you count those so-called Star Wars prequels. Anyway, let me close this message by bringing it back around to an axiom uttered by one Sean Astin, Star of Films, in the (hopefully) one and only original: "Goonies never say die". Well put, Sean Astin - Goonies don't die, so there is no need to resurrect them. Thanks for all of the great movies, Mr. Donner.

Respectfully,
Matthew

p.s. - I still have a soft spot for "The Toy" as well, even though it's kind of racist in places ( I won't fault you, though, as you didn't write the screenplay)
 
2014-04-20 03:37:01 PM
I really dislike the recycling old sh*t trend that Hollywood is on right now.
 
2014-04-20 03:50:08 PM

LaurenAguilera: I really dislike the recycling old sh*t trend that Hollywood is on right now.


Why? How is any different from the recycling they've been doing for the past century plus?
 
2014-04-20 04:00:35 PM

Dwight_Yeast: LaurenAguilera: I really dislike the recycling old sh*t trend that Hollywood is on right now.

Why? How is any different from the recycling they've been doing for the past century plus?


Mostly because I have not been alive in the past century plus, and I have a hankering for some new things. I'm tired of seeing the same stories done and redone in the space of my lifetime. Something fresh would be nice.

Also, the multi-movie franchises. I don't like not being able to see an entire story in one movie (movies adapted from multiple books, ok, I get that) Making East of Eden a three part, six hour thing will be boring and way too long.
 
2014-04-20 04:01:02 PM
The thing we, I think, actually want is a Pinky and the Brain movie.
 
2014-04-20 04:11:38 PM

Evil-Imposter: Chunk got skinny, Sean Astin got fat, Josh Brolin became a respected actor, Sloth and Ma Fratelli are dead, Corey Feldman is lame - it's gonna take a miracle to make magic happen again


Actually, working around that, as long as Sloth and Ma are respectfully remembered, it could work.
/would like to see Jeff Cohen do the Truffle Shuffle for old times sake.
//it's going to be 30 years next year, they could even add new youngsters as kids of the original Goonies.
 
2014-04-20 04:30:18 PM

Dwight_Yeast: LaurenAguilera: I really dislike the recycling old sh*t trend that Hollywood is on right now.

Why? How is any different from the recycling they've been doing for the past century plus?


Nah, there are a lot more sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots and re-imaginings now than there ever were. They're rebooting Friday the 13th and the last reboot was in 2009 for Chrissakes.
 
2014-04-20 04:43:37 PM

Mugato: Nah, there are a lot more sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots and re-imaginings now than there ever were. They're rebooting Friday the 13th and the last reboot was in 2009 for Chrissakes.


*yawn* A Star is Born.  And how many remakes of The Wizard of Oz have there been since 1907?

And what about all the films no one talks about any more?  I think my Thin Man series box has a dozen discs.  How many Rooney/Garland "Let's put on a show films" were there? How many Elvis films? How many third-rate beach movie knock-offs? How many Godzilla movies?

You can pretend that this era is somehow different from the past, but it really isn't.
 
2014-04-20 05:05:31 PM
Ok, just this summer

Rio 2
A Haunted House 2
Wolverine Pi
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Think Like a Man 2
Transformers 4
Fast and Furious 7
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sequel to a prequel of a remake)
Planes 2
Hercules (their was one 3 months ago)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3
Paranormal Activity 5

and that's pretty much it. Compare that to any summer movie season from the 80s or 90s.
 
2014-04-20 05:24:37 PM
This is great news... 30 F**KING YEARS AGO!!! >:-(
 
2014-04-20 06:02:12 PM
I won't watch it except to see if Kerri Green is still hot.
 
2014-04-20 06:19:05 PM
Yeah, because if anyone in Hollywood has a horrible reputation and portfolio of films known to bomb constantly, and is in desperate need of cash, it's Steven Spielberg.
 
2014-04-20 06:26:13 PM

Evil-Imposter: Oh yeah, I just remembered a Facebook post that I made a few weeks ago as an open letter to Richard Donner on my thoughts as to why this movie should not happen - as follows:

An open letter to to director of films Richard Donner, vis-a-vis the announcement he is to make a sequel to The Goonies.

Dear Mr. Donner, Director of Films:

Hi there! Pleas allow me to preface what will be the crux of my yet-unstated protest by imparting to you some personal thoughts on your storied career. You have produced and directed several movies that were and are a cornerstone of my film-loving life, during both the formative years as well as adulthood. Allow me to name a few choice examples. The Omen - great scary flick, smart and suspenseful and it boasts excellent direction on your part. I know it is underrated by many of the film critics - well, screw those people, it still holds up, and I consider it a classic. I will forgive the sequels, as you did not direct them. The first couple of Lethal Weapon movies - they are THE definition of "buddy cop" movies, or action/comedy flicks, and they're still a lot of fun and continue to age well. I will forgive the sequels, even though you did direct them. Scrooged - hey, it's not perfect, but I don't fault you for that, as it remains a minor classic in its own right. I still try to watch it every year at Christmastime. Is that bit of trivia I heard about you firing and rehiring the crew so they could have the holiday off true? Of course I won't forget Superman, arguably the best comic book hero flick ever made, and almost unarguably the best iteration of the titular hero to find its way to the silver screen. You made me and millions of others believe a man could fly. I won't address the sequels, as that would be tantamount to getting into an abortion rights debate. Then there is The Goonies. What can I say? It is one of the most beloved films of my childhood, and I imagine that most of my like-minded friends of roughly the same age would agree. And it continues to entertain people, generation after generation - it's a very beloved film, a real example of lightning in a bottle - everything in its right place at the right time. So let's get down to brass tacks. I hear you're planning a sequel. Yeah, I know it's been rumored for ages, but you recently spoke on the record saying that it is indeed happening. My advice to you on that endeavor can be succinctly put in one word: DON'T. Yes, Mr. Donner, you heard me, don't do it. The original Goonies was mind-blowing fun for me when I was 7 years old - my dad took me to see it opening night (thanks, Dad). I am now 35 (sheesh), and I still love the film - partly for nostalgia, and partly because I still find it to be genuinely charming and entertaining. Simply put, a sequel cannot work - whether it be now, or 25 years ago. Obviously you've heard that old cliche about how lightning can't be manufactured in a bottle, that it has to be captured instead, well, that is the case here I believe. I don't want to sit my pudgy, tired, defeated self down in the theater and watch, on the big screen, a bunch of pushing-40 "Goonies" run around, trying to channel the charm of their youth, only to leave themselves and viewers like me and my peers sadly disappointed. Growing up and getting older is hard enough as it is - nobody needs potentially bad movies to reinforce that. I have been burned once already by something involving crystal skulls, bad Russian accents, and Shia LaBouf commanding his army of monkeys - shiat, burned 4 times I suppose, if you count those so-called Star Wars prequels. Anyway, let me close this message by bringing it back around to an axiom uttered by one Sean Astin, Star of Films, in the (hopefully) one and only original: "Goonies never say die". Well put, Sean Astin - Goonies don't die, so there is no need to resurrect them. Thanks for all of the great movies, Mr. Donner.

Respectfully,
Matthew

p.s. - I still have a soft spot for "The Toy" as well, even though it's kind of racist in places ( I won't fault you, though, as you didn't write the screenplay)


Your third word is misspelled. If you actually want something read, might want to it through the spell checker.
 
2014-04-20 06:34:24 PM

Captain Steroid: This is great news... 30 F**KING YEARS AGO!!! >:-(


Considering Goonies came out 29 years ago, then yeah....

Empty H: Your third word is misspelled. If you actually want something read, might want to it through the spell checker.


And if you're going to be a snarky ass about someone's spelling error, you might want to proofread your two sentence reply before clicking Add Comment.
 
2014-04-20 07:01:20 PM
While the X-Men franchise remains the beacon of sacrificial art
 
2014-04-20 07:14:35 PM
Pokey.Clyde:

Empty H: Your third word is misspelled. If you actually want something read, might want to it through the spell checker.

And if you're going to be a snarky ass about someone's spelling error, you might want to proofread your two sentence reply before clicking Add Comment.


Did I make any spelling errors? Leaving out a word, because I am on my phone, is not the same level as making a spelling mistake that your computer can easily fix for you. My point was that if you are so lazy not to even notice the squiggly red lines under a word and right-click them to fix it, then why should I give it attention?

I wasn't even trying to be "snarky". I am sure you will find something about this to piss you off further, but that is on you.
 
2014-04-20 07:32:54 PM

thesharkman: I won't watch it except to see if Kerri Green is still hot.


I'd still give her my one-eye willie:

cdn.buzznet.com
 
Skr
2014-04-20 07:48:01 PM

Saborlas: [img.fark.net image 700x783]


I got so pissed off in Goonies 2. Bastards kept stealing my f'ing boomerang.
 
2014-04-20 07:49:28 PM

Empty H: Pokey.Clyde:

Empty H: Your third word is misspelled. If you actually want something read, might want to it through the spell checker.

And if you're going to be a snarky ass about someone's spelling error, you might want to proofread your two sentence reply before clicking Add Comment.

Did I make any spelling errors? Leaving out a word, because I am on my phone, is not the same level as making a spelling mistake that your computer can easily fix for you. My point was that if you are so lazy not to even notice the squiggly red lines under a word and right-click them to fix it, then why should I give it attention?

I wasn't even trying to be "snarky". I am sure you will find something about this to piss you off further, but that is on you.


Yes you were. You were also being an asshole and you got told. Just admit it and move on.
 
2014-04-20 07:55:02 PM

Cymbal: thesharkman: I won't watch it except to see if Kerri Green is still hot.

I'd still give her my one-eye willie:

[cdn.buzznet.com image 300x225]


Good find. She looks great
 
2014-04-20 09:08:11 PM
And still no Incredibles 2.
 
2014-04-20 09:16:02 PM
This Goonies sequel idea (original cast as new kids' parents) has been floating around for over a decade. It's not a terrible idea and the cast, publicly, has seemed agreeable to it the whole time. It's really mystifying why it didn't go then and why it would go now. What's changed except everybody's older? Does Spielberg just do a coin toss every 5 years and it finally came up heads?
 
Slu
2014-04-20 09:52:23 PM

Mugato: Ok, just this summer

Rio 2
A Haunted House 2
Wolverine Pi
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Think Like a Man 2
Transformers 4
Fast and Furious 7
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sequel to a prequel of a remake)
Planes 2
Hercules (their was one 3 months ago)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3
Paranormal Activity 5

and that's pretty much it. Compare that to any summer movie season from the 80s or 90s.


For fun, I picked 1994:

The Little Rascals
Frankenstein
Street Fighter
Little Women
The Flintstones
The Jungle Book
D2: The Mighty Ducks
Naked Gun 33 1/3
Don Juan Demarco
The Next Karate Kid

These are all from the "top 50" movies released in 1994.

I will grant you that none of these movies are any good, but Hollywood has been doing the same basic crap forever.
 
2014-04-20 10:12:19 PM

Mugato: Ok, just this summer

Rio 2
A Haunted House 2
Wolverine Pi
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Think Like a Man 2
Transformers 4
Fast and Furious 7
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sequel to a prequel of a remake)
Planes 2
Hercules (their was one 3 months ago)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3
Paranormal Activity 5

and that's pretty much it. Compare that to any summer movie season from the 80s or 90s.


Since you did it for the whole year (now is not summer so Rio 2, Haunted House ) would not count and FF7 doesn't come out until 2015) I picked 1989:
Indy III
Batman
Back to the Future II
Lethal Weapon 2
License to Kill (Bond)
Fletch Lives
Karate Kid III
Christmas Vacation
Return of the Musketeers
Star Trek V
 
2014-04-20 11:04:38 PM

Evil-Imposter: Oh yeah, I just remembered a Facebook post that I made a few weeks ago as an open letter to Richard Donner on my thoughts as to why this movie should not happen - as follows:

An open letter to to director of films Richard Donner, vis-a-vis the announcement he is to make a sequel to The Goonies.

Dear Mr. Donner, Director of Films:

Hi there! Pleas allow me to preface what will be the crux of my yet-unstated protest by imparting to you some personal thoughts on your storied career. You have produced and directed several movies that were and are a cornerstone of my film-loving life, during both the formative years as well as adulthood. Allow me to name a few choice examples. The Omen - great scary flick, smart and suspenseful and it boasts excellent direction on your part. I know it is underrated by many of the film critics - well, screw those people, it still holds up, and I consider it a classic. I will forgive the sequels, as you did not direct them. The first couple of Lethal Weapon movies - they are THE definition of "buddy cop" movies, or action/comedy flicks, and they're still a lot of fun and continue to age well. I will forgive the sequels, even though you did direct them. Scrooged - hey, it's not perfect, but I don't fault you for that, as it remains a minor classic in its own right. I still try to watch it every year at Christmastime. Is that bit of trivia I heard about you firing and rehiring the crew so they could have the holiday off true? Of course I won't forget Superman, arguably the best comic book hero flick ever made, and almost unarguably the best iteration of the titular hero to find its way to the silver screen. You made me and millions of others believe a man could fly. I won't address the sequels, as that would be tantamount to getting into an abortion rights debate. Then there is The Goonies. What can I say? It is one of the most beloved films of my childhood, and I imagine that most of my like-minded friends of roughly the same age would ag ...


Good god--the only thing worse than getting through this brick of text would be a Goonies sequel.

/Paragraph really, really ARE your friend. Really.
 
2014-04-20 11:05:14 PM
breaks
 
2014-04-20 11:26:10 PM
After the Indiana Jones episode, I'm sure Trey and Matt have their pens at the ready.

Here's hoping the Goonies project has some soul.
 
2014-04-20 11:33:34 PM
At best Spielberg is a mediocre director.  The only reason we know his name is because the shark prop in Jaws wasn't working.  If you want to know the real Spielberg, where there are no limitations to his imagination or will, watch Jaws 2-4, Jurassic Park 2 or Indy 4. He is a farking hack that failed his way to success.
 
2014-04-20 11:34:18 PM
I don't know what the dollar signs are about. I don't see this making all that much money.
 
2014-04-20 11:37:33 PM

Nemo's Brother: If you want to know the real Spielberg, where there are no limitations to his imagination or will, watch Jaws 2-4


Spielberg didn't direct the Jaws sequels. As for the others, there isn't a director alive who directed more than 10 films who has a 100% track record.
 
2014-04-21 12:14:43 AM
I didn't even really care for The Goonies in the first place.

Maybe I was too old when I saw it, who knows. 
[shrug]
 
2014-04-21 12:20:42 AM

VaportrailFilms: I didn't even really care for The Goonies in the first place.

Maybe I was too old when I saw it, who knows. 
[shrug]


I was a kid when I saw it and hated it.
 
2014-04-21 01:53:00 AM

Nemo's Brother: At best Spielberg is a mediocre director.  The only reason we know his name is because the shark prop in Jaws wasn't working.  If you want to know the real Spielberg, where there are no limitations to his imagination or will, watch Jaws 2-4, Jurassic Park 2 or Indy 4. He is a farking hack that failed his way to success.


Spielberg did not direct Jaws 2-4. He executive produced the second one, but his involvement was pretty much in name only.

As for your "hack" argument, while I'm sure it's nowhere near as much of a colossal success as your movie, he was able to turn a 3 and a half hour black and white Holocaust movie into a $300,000,000 hit. That takes some talent.

The opening 30 minutes of Private Ryan also was no slouch. I'd say there might have been only a handful of directors at that time who could have pulled it off. (Oliver Stone or Ridley Scott are the only 2 I think may have had a chance without being too showy)

Also, Munich was absolutely farking brilliant.
 
2014-04-21 01:53:39 AM

Mugato: Nemo's Brother: If you want to know the real Spielberg, where there are no limitations to his imagination or will, watch Jaws 2-4

Spielberg didn't direct the Jaws sequels. As for the others, there isn't a director alive who directed more than 10 films who has a 100% track record.


The fact that you've been here as long as you have and aren't aware that Nemo's Brother is a troll says so much about you.

To counter your claim: Erol Morris

/Would have said Kubrick but he's been dead for a while.
 
2014-04-21 01:57:34 AM

stoli n coke: As for your "hack" argument, while I'm sure it's nowhere near as much of a colossal success as your movie, he was able to turn a 3 and a half hour black and white Holocaust movie into a $300,000,000 hit. That takes some talent.


He took the book away from Billy Wilder (Wilder had been developing for over a decade, wanted to make it his final film) cast it well and made the right movie at the right time.

stoli n coke: Also, Munich was absolutely farking brilliant.


His masterpiece, but he'll probably retired or dead before most people realize why.
 
2014-04-21 02:35:38 AM

Mugato: Ok, just this summer

Rio 2
A Haunted House 2
Wolverine Pi
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Think Like a Man 2
Transformers 4
Fast and Furious 7
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sequel to a prequel of a remake)
Planes 2
Hercules (their was one 3 months ago)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3
Paranormal Activity 5

and that's pretty much it. Compare that to any summer movie season from the 80s or 90s.


Don't forget Captain America 2 and Spiderman 2. Your post really makes me look forward to Interstellar. If only for an original idea.
 
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