From “Jurassic Park” to “Kung Fu Panda” via “The Goonies”, focus on 5 films to watch in the warmth of the family on the Netflix platform.
THE GOONIES (1985)
After discovering The Goonies, what child has never wanted to be part of this troop of kids embarked on an extraordinary treasure hunt to save the house which serves as their HQ? Written and produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Mum, I missed the plane) and Steven Spielberg, this cult adventure comedy released in 1985 has not aged a bit and proves just how much the late Richard Donner ( Lethal Weapon) was able to embrace any genre to make it very high quality entertainment.
Funny, full of energy and twists and turns, the film, of a crazy inventiveness and generosity, is always so easy to enjoy. With The Goonies, we laugh, we shiver and, stars in our eyes, we quickly realize how much one of the best entertainment there is. Even today, and perhaps more than usual in these difficult times, we want to tell the members of this troop like no other that we love them. Ready to set off once again in the footsteps of Willy the One-eyed treasure?
KARATE KID (2010)
The Karate Kid is the story like no other of young Dre Parker. Arrived in China, he finds himself embroiled in an altercation within his school, an altercation involving Cheng, one of the most gifted boys in kung fu, which makes him permanently lose the respect of his classmates. Witnessing this confrontation, Mr. Han, a retired karate teacher, decides to help Dre.
Remake of cult 1984 movie, this Karate Kid, led by Jackie Chan and young Jaden Smith (the son of Will Smith), is a real success. High-quality family entertainment full of action and good feelings for which Jaden Smith trained for seven months in the practice of kung fu. Note that the original film, but also Karate Kid 3, Miss Karate Kid and the Cobra Kai series (whose action takes place more than three decades after the events of the 80s classic) are also available on Netflix.
MITCHELLS AGAINST MACHINES (2021)
The Mitchell family embarks on a memorable road trip. But this exciting agenda is suddenly interrupted by a tech rebellion: Around the world, everyone’s beloved electronics – from phones and home appliances to innovative personal robots – are deciding it’s time to take control. With the help of two dysfunctional robots, the Mitchell’s will have to overcome their problems and work together to get out and save the world!
Hilarious, inventive, moving, visually awe-inspiring, the Mitchell vs. the Machines animated film, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Great Adventure), is a constant thrill. An ultra-entertaining and far from silly SF comedy, which questions us about our relationship to new technologies. Don’t miss it!
JURASSIC PARK (1993)
It is from a drop of blood absorbed by a fossilized mosquito that John Hammond and his team have succeeded in reviving a dozen species of dinosaurs. This is the starting point of the Jurassic Park cult, a feature film adapted from the work of Michael Crichton, with a certain Steven spielberg the controls. A summit of entertainment that has not aged a bit, to (re) discover without moderation.
Note that the entire saga, which includes The Lost World, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is available on Netflix. And to fill up on dinosaurs, you can also discover on the platform the excellent animated series Jurassic World: La Colo du Crétacé, the fourth season of which was recently unveiled.
KUNG FU PANDA (2008)
Kung Fu Panda is the story of Po, a passionate, strong and clumsy panda, whose particularity is to be a big fan of kung fu. As Taï Lung, a cunning snow leopard with a desire for revenge, is fast approaching, our hero will have to defend the valley …
Visually sublime, hectic at will, the adventures of the hero from DreamWorks Animation studios are a perfect balance between humor and emotion. In the French voice of the irresistible panda, we find the French actor Manu Payet. And rejoice, the suites, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3, of the same great quality, are also available on Netflix.