Mondo Unveils Goonies Poster At Kansas City Screening
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MONDO creative director Justin Ishmael hosted a screening of the classic '80's film The Goonies this weekend at the new Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Kansas City, and ticket holders at the screening were given the opportunity to purchase a Mondo limited edition Goonies poster, done by artist Randy Ortiz. Check it out ahead and prepare yourselves for pirate!
The Goonies is definitely not a bad way to christen the brand new Kansas City Location, and I'll admit that I'm as envious of the attendees, who not only had the chance to see The Goonies on the big screen, but also had the opportunity to pick up one of these posters:
There are so many things I love about this poster. First, the emphasis on One-eyed Willie, the pirate whose hidden treasure was sought by a group of kids whose homes were about to be turned into a golf course by "the richest people in Astoria." While most of the residents were resigned to their fate, the Goonies were determined to save the town and keep their club together by uncovering the treasure. The emphasis on Willie in the poster seems to showcase the dream and the adventure for these children, which is something I think many of us connected with in the movie.
One of the things I remember loving about Willie as a kid was - despite the creepy factor of the discovery the skeletal pirate - Willie appeared to be smiling, almost in greeting to whichever clever soul managed to get his treasure. Creating a smiling Willie for the poster works, and working the title into Willie's teeth is a nice touch. It also looks like they got the eye-patch just right.
Beyond that, the bats flying form his eye socket and the water and sand (or gold?) rushing from Willie's skull is a great way to show the unearthing of Willie. His skull isn't merely hovering. It looks as though it's been dredged up, with the water flowing down to the classic ship, another icon from the movie, and the silhouettes of the blanketed kids, looking on at the result of their efforts - a nod to the final scene in the film. Sloth is also in attendance. Pretty fantastic.
"Goonies never say die!"
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