Monday, December 10, 2007
This film was directed by Joe Johnston and it stars Rick Moranis.
The absurd tale revolves around a nutty scientist & dad named Wayne Szalinski who is working on a machine to miniaturize objects. When his two kids plus their two neighboring friends wander into his lab, Wayne inadvertently shrinks the four of them. The kids then go through a series of crazy adventures that have to with them being so small. There were some pretty cool effects in the movie that really made me feel like I was as small as they were. Killer bees attack, a lawn mower almost runs them over, ants are gigantic, and the son almost drowns in a giant bowl of cereal. It was fun to see all the objects that look humongous from their point of view. The story has plenty of adventure and danger as the tiny kids brave the perils of the jungle, which is actually their lawn. I was never bored in this movie because once the kids were shrunken they were constantly facing a new adventure. I also liked the sense of camaraderie and teamwork between the kids.
Although this film is pretty cheesy, it is definitely fun to watch. The special effects are pretty cool but their not incredible. I definitely would recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it. I think it’s a movie that one you see it once you probably don’t need to watch again. The acting was not bad and the goofy dad was entertaining to watch. It’s definitely a great movie to watch with the family. I would stick two the original, the sequels are not as good.