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Weird Science (1985)

Director:
John Hughes

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy/Science Fiction

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Den eksplosive drømmekvinnen

RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

Producers:
Joel Silver

Screenwriters:
John Hughes


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Gary Wallace

Anthony Michael Hall
Wyatt Donnelly Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Lisa Kelly LeBrock
Chet Donnelly Bill Paxton
Ian Robert Downey Jr. ½
Max Robert Rusler
Dino John Kapelos -

 

Review

Weird Science is definitely more weird than science, although the weirdness is weirdly unremarkable and uncreative in essence – the movie is like a crossbreed of a porn magazine and a superhero comic. John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) is the man behind it all. The great commenter on the generation gap between parents and teens and the roles we play in high school is sort of doing the same here, but the narrative is like an unfiltered train of thought from a masturbating 14-year-old bully victim. And yes, that's just as uncharming and inherently futile as it sounds. The film may have served some kind of narrow demand for a selected few back in the mid 1980s, but there's pratically nothing transferable to anything of value in this silly, annoying sci-fi farce.

Copyright © 06.12.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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