Friday, June 27, 2014

Subtitled Goonies: And that's where you'll find what now?

If you ever needed proof The Goonies subtitles are half-assed...

I can't turn off the Japanese subtitles on this copy from iTunes, so sometimes I humor myself and read along, which leads to occasional face-palms. One of the biggest ones:

"Stretching feet
To the nearest North point
And that's where you'll find the...tree?"

Now, I admit it sounds like Mouth says "tree" and not "treat", but really?

Cultural references can be glossed over, but some of these...

Later on Chunck says "We've got to" and it's translated "I wanna go home".


This is why I tell clients to not use Japanese subtitles.

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