Friday, June 03, 2011

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Not a realistic movie in any way, but then, what 80's film really is? When an eccentric scientist, Wayne Szalinski, invents a machine that can magically shrink things, the Szalinski household gets a little crazy. The machine accidentally shrinks Wayne's wife and children. Without noticing, he sweeps them into the garbage.
The film goes through the process of the shrunken family making it from the garbage back into the house and back to life size. The family has to make their way through the grass while sprinklers go off and a lawn mower is in action. They also encounter disgusting looking bugs that apparently attack.
To be honest, I had seen this movie before a few times and for some reason think it's hilarious. The concept has been used over and over again throughout the years but this is my favorite take on it. The acting is so awful that it makes it even funnier to watch in my opinion.
Unlike a lot of 80's movies it doesn't deal too much with romance or teenage angst. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is just one of those movies that'll make you laugh when you didn't think it could.

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