Gremlins, Goonies, and Ghostbusters when 3G meant Something
Artist StrongStuff has produced a set of posters to commemorate The Goonies, Gremlins, and Ghostbusters for the 3G Show at the 1988 Gallery.
These 3 movies1984/1985 have brought us a hat trick of the best cult classics ever produced. These posters by StrongStuff capture the essence of these great movies as they celebrate the special tongue-in-cheek humor these three movies share.
The Goonies tapped into the economic troubles so many US towns were facing in the 80’s due to the collapse of the motor industry, which made the plucky defiance of the kids in the Goonies resonate that much more. In fact it’s probably no accident that a lot of the top movies of the 80’s told the story of underdogs beating huge odds. Remember Rambo, Rocky and The Karate kid?
Kate: What’re they doing?
Billy Peltzer: They’re watching Snow White. And they love it.
Gremlins mostly carried through a lot of that same disenchantment found in The Goonies. In one scene a resident reckons that they would never have had the problem if everyone bought American. Read into it what you want. All in all Gremlins was a fun romp with great special effects that aged surprisingly well. Who do I have to feed after midnight to get a sequel?
Winston: Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say “YES”!
Ghostbustersfor me was the pinnacle of 80’s filmmaking – an action movie that was genuinely funny or a comedy that was genuinely full of action take your pick. This movie produced more memorable moments than you can possibly shake your proton pack at.