My Movie Crush continues as I reminisce back on my memories of the objects of my adolescent obsession. Join me.
Kids always have a thing for their friends' older brothers. They're around when you come over for a visit, sweaty from doing upside-down sit-ups in cut-off sweatshirts and bandannas and wondering why they got stuck hanging out with the younger kids while those hot cheerleader types are out dating jerks with names like Troy. They act tough and totally uninterested until you find the map to One Eyed Willie's treasure and then before you know it, those hot older brother types are right there with the ragtag band of misfit adventurers, battling the bad guys and saving the neighborhood from foreclosure.
Well, that's more or less what most older brother types are like, at least in my hazy childhood recollections. Then again, I could be confusing my real life memories with my movie memory of 1985's The Goonies, which starred the then-17-year-old Josh Brolin as Brandon "Brand" Walsh in his very first screen role.