2. THE GOONIES (1985)
Being a huge Goonies fan many may have presumed that they would have been numero uno on my list. Well, because of my dissection of teams, I’ve taken all into account the majority have attributes or talents that helped them move forward in their task.
Mikey, the leader of the team with a knack for motivational speeches and he had so much heart.
Data, an inventor. Okay, the gadgets didn’t always work how they were supposed to, but they helped to foil the Fratelli’s on a number of occasions.
Chunk, he brought the comedy value of course and was a reluctant adventurer, but it is always important to have someone that brings the mood up and Chunk does that. He also was responsible for making the connection with Sloth, who in turn became a huge player in their adventure.
Mouth, you could say he was obnoxious and constantly making jokes about the situation but again, it lifts the mood and makes the team feel better, forgetting that they are in peril. He also knows Spanish which is a huge help for them when reading the treasure map
Brand, to me he’s the voice of reason. He always has a perfectly good reason for not doing things and his little brother, Mikey, probably should have listened to him more but then we wouldn’t have had such an epic adventure would we? He also saves Andy from drowning.
Andy, what does the cheerleader bring to the team? Well, she can play the piano for one and without hitting that B sharp they would all be flat.
Sloth (yes he was definitely a Goonie), the poor guy had an awful upbringing from his family, (these really disgusting people, you might have heard of them) The Fratelli’s. The connection between Sloth and Chunk is beautiful and having the power of Sloth behind him gives Chunk a bravery boost. Sloth found his place with The Goonies.
Now, here is why they’re not number one, Stef, unfortunately, brings nothing to the team, has no specific attributes that help them on their perilous journey.
NOTE: You may notice that the groups from Monster Squad (which is one of my favourite films) and Stranger Things haven’t been added to the top five purely because I believe they are both derivatives of The Goonies, and in Stranger Things, the team is constantly evolving and adding new characters.