Top Ten Kid Heroes

Articles | 13 Jul 2009 | 8 comments

As we prepare for the students of Hogwarts to get all heroic again this Friday, salutes some of cinema's best kid heroes.

Harry, Hermione and Ron return to our screens this Friday in the eagerly awaited Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. This will be the sixth time the wizardly trio have fought the forces of evil in the shape of their nemesis Voldemort. How they manage to fit all that in as well as keeping up with their homework is anybody's guess! This week, looks at some of our other favourite small-fry heroes.

1. Data - The Goonies

The Goonies is perhaps the best ensemble cast of child actors ever to grace our cinema screens. Somehow they all manage to be funny, charming and adventurous without ever going into the dangerous territory of precocious child star. We could really pick any of the team but our vote goes to Data. Data is the guy we'd want to have around us in a crisis; Chunk may have the Truffle Shuffle but Data has all manner of Inspector Gadget contraptions going on inside that raincoat.

2. Sam - Lost Boys

If you think Kiefer Sutherland is terrifying now in his Jack Bauer phase, you should see him with a peroxide mullet. You know when a kid is able to stand up in the face of such a hairdo that they are truly heroic! Enter Corey Haim as Sam, who must fight against the most terrifyingly 80's bunch of vampires ever to emerge from the coffin; including his heart-throb brother Jason Patric. Sam makes for a great hero because he's endearingly normal - a nerdy and immature younger brother fighting the forces of darkness.


  • ssconnolly

    That's a pretty good list you got there

  • seamyfox

    ah the goonies what a film

  • Mr_Twist

    Data was my hero when I was 6 !
    oh the mammories !

  • WildRose86

    One day I'll watch The Goonies and Labryth.
    Til then, Spirited Away <3
    And one day I'll marry a Ferris Bueller *dreamy sigh*

  • Mr_Twist

    you have not seen Goonies or Labryth?

    sounds like a movie night with some of the crew is called for !

     quote :

    Originally Posted By WildRose86

    One day I'll watch The Goonies and Labryth.
    Til then, Spirited Away <3
    And one day I'll marry a Ferris Bueller *dreamy sigh*

  • WildRose86

    Deprived childhood I had! So I'm game! Woot!

  • Mr_Twist

    cool. I'll make arrangements via the book of faces


    who else is up for Goonies / Labyrinth and a rake load of pizza cans and well dodby foods & beer

  • maguirce

    OMG YES!!!
    I thought you'd blown it too soon mentioning goonies first, as lets face it, how could you top that?
    But then lost boys (and yes kiefer sutherland is terrifying!)
    Labyrinth! (which as a bit of a puppet and musical freak I love this all the more,plus THE EXCITEMENT of David Bowie:D)
    Ok I was never really an ET fan- but can appreciate why it had to be mentioned!

    Also I am shocked that wildrose hasn't seen goonies or labyrinth, definitely a deprived childhood, poor thing!

    Maybe movies could do a special screening... would love to see either or both on big screen (couldn't get tickets to goonies halloween before last in dub lao:( ) and we could bring pizza and booze there?

    Oh and can we watch Princess Bride too?

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