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Slab Cinema will screen The Goonies at Travis Park on July 13.
If you’re of a certain age, The Goonies
is a part of your formative years. And by a certain age, we’re talking about Gen X.
Let’s state the obvious first: the kid’s adventure film’s portrayal of Asian-American character Data is pretty racist by today’s standards, and the portrayal of the physically deformed character Sloth is equally problematic. But taking the The Goonies
as a time capsule makes those elements somewhat palatable.
And how about that cast? You’ve got Thanos himself, John Brolin, from the days before he’d appeared in a big ol’ pile of classics. Then you’ve got a young Sean Astin, back when the role of Samwise Gamgee was just a glimmer in his eye.
The plot is a throwback to the beloved serials of yore, hardly surprising given that the story is by Steven Spielberg. Treasure, pirates, hijinks! Sounds like a recipe for summer family fun.
The 7 p.m. start time is when family-friendly activities kick off, followed by the film at sundown.
Free, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St., (210) 207-3677, slabcinema.com.
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