80′s Movies: A Themed Release by Hatch For Kids

Posted on 27 February 2015

When I was 6 years old my dad took me to see The Goonies. We were on vacation at the time to visit my grandparents in Wenatchee Washington, a small town of only about 25k people located 3 hours east of Seattle. One of the ONLY things to do in Wenatchee was to see movies. I’d seen plenty that summer, but The Goonies was the one. The one I’d been waiting for. Kids, setting out to find the infamous (more than famous?) “One-Eyed Willy’s” ancient pirate treasure?!! COUNT. ME. IN.

Popcorn in hand, soda, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, good aisle seats about half way up (my dad used to like to sit by the aisle in case I had to “go”).
Opening credits… the song, the chase, the introduction of characters… amazing. 5 minutes in… the story begins… bewilderment. 10 minutes in… adventure is afoot, I can feel it. 20 minutes in… the adventure has begun… this is getting exciting! 23 minutes in… Sloth appears. 24 minutes in… we’re in the car driving back to my grandparents house. Kids, setting out to find the infamous “One-Eyed Willy’s” ancient pirate treasure in a dark, dungeonous cavern with a loud scary dude named Sloth who’s chained to a wall?!! COUNT. ME. OUT.

Scary. Very, very scary for a 6 year old. Or THIS 6 year old anyway. Don’t feel bad for me though. I rented it, like, 5 years later. Great movie.

The 80’s brought us a ridiculous amount of rad movies. The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, 16 Candles (okay so everything John Hughes), The Lost Boys, Stand By Me, Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones, The Empire Strikes Back AND Return Of The Jedi, an abundance of “extreme” sports movies like Rad, North Shore, Gleaming The Cube and Thrashin’. Only in the 80’s could you find a movie about bank robbing surfers that grossed $83million (okay so Point Break was 1991 but I still consider that part of the “late 80’s era”). The list goes on… And on… And on…

Our first release of 2015 is, you guessed it, an 80’s movie themed release. 3 of our favs. Get ready. Little hand says it’s time to rock and roll.

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