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Get your geek-child started off on the right films

Twitch laments the passing of the PG-rated kid-oriented adventure film and posts a list of films to get your growing geek-child started off right, which includes such classics as Time Bandits and The Goonies.

[T]hese were the films where imagination was allowed to reign supreme without any of the cynicism or extreme violence that marks the supposedly ​“serious” and ​“adult” versions of the same genres. I’m all for cynicism when it’s called for but these where the films where you got to dream and where, while those dreams may include a touch of danger, they were always ultimately films where possibility ruled.

FWIW, I can’t wait until Simon’s old enough to see The Goonies for the first time. That’ll be a landmark day in the Opus household.


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