1985 brought us some good theatrical times. I mean, I was only 4 years-old at the time, but I was already in love with the moving pictures. A year or two later, my dad brought home a rental copy of Richard Donner’s now infamous classic, The Goonies. It told the story of a bunch of suburban youths searching for a pirate named One Eyed Willy and his treasure. But that really wasn’t where the film succeeded. The best element was a beastly character named Sloth. He had a crazy shaped head, ears that flapped like angel wings, with eyes in odd positions. Sloth was played by John Matuszak, a former defensive end for the Oakland Raiders. Sadly, Matuszak died 4 years later due to heart failure or something. How sad. Here’s to you, Sloth.
Sloth Love Chunk (4/2008)