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

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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?

Gremlins

Kate: What’re they doing?
Billy Peltzer: They’re watching Snow White. And they love it.

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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?


Ghostbusters

Winston: Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say “YES”!

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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.

3 thoughts on “Gremlins, Goonies, and Ghostbusters when 3G meant Something

    1. Michael Fletcher Post author.

      Yeah I actually quite enjoyed Gremlins 2 but I’d love to see an update to the franchise. With modern FX and the great gremlins storyline and personality I’m convinced it’d be head and shoulders above a lot of the stuff currently in cinemas.

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      1. Knomadd.

        I don’t know if I could get behind a fully CG Gremlins flick (assuming that as the current standard of special effects). The puppetry and practical effects really aid in the charm of both films, especially relating to their longevity.

        That said, I would absolutely agree with wanting to see this franchise built upon . I am on the fence regarding “updating” it for fear of the concept being stripped of what made them great to begin with. But, as long as it keeps a proper aesthetic and the basic premise in tact, I could absolutely enjoy seeing these little buggers again.

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