#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Wayne Szalinski is your average “nutty scientist”, working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he’s so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab…
Plot: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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A very strange adventure/comedy motion picture
“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” is a quite unusual adventure/comedy film, one of the most eccentric movies of all time. It’s one of those live-actions films produced by Disney’s studios.
The movie’s title refers to Wayne Szalinski, a stereotypical nutty/mad scientist. He invents a machine with the ability of shrinking objects to a size even smaller than ants. This character is portrayed by Rick Moranis, the perfect actor for a role like this (with his intellectual looks).
Rick Moranis is funny as Wayne Szalinski, Matt Frewer is hilarious as the impatient and temperamental “Big” Russell Thompson. The kids also do a good job: Thomas Wilson Brown as the clever “Little” Russell Thompson, Jared Rushton as the paranoid Ron Thompson and Robert Oliveri as the nerd Nick Szalinski. One of the funniest parts for me is when “little” Russell forces his brother Ron to confess that he broke Szalinski’s window with his baseball.
The Szalinski kids (Nick and Amy) and the Thompson kids (“Little” Russell and Ron, the Szalinski’s neighbors) are accidentally shrunk by the machine and thrown into the garbage by accident. Because they are so tiny, they live a big adventure full of dangers and nightmares (from insects to a remote-controlled lawn mower) until reaching their house, something which would only take seconds on their normal size.
The story becomes a bit odd and of a somehow discussable taste, but it also makes the difference… for good and for bad. However, I must be fair: at least this is a thousand times better than those stupid “Problem Child” movies. Not that they have anything in common, but…
Overall, nothing extraordinary, but amusing, hilarious, great fun, entertaining, original, bizarre and with some funny lines («French class» is just one among many others). There’s also a certain 80’s charm on it.
The success of this movie inspired a very imaginative 3D film created as an amusement for Disneyland parks around the world called “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience”.
Backyard safari fun (but no David Bellamy).
Whilst watching Honey I Shrunk The Kids on DVD, it occurred to me how much things have changed in the last twenty years: records and typewriters, which feature in the film’s opening animated credits, no longer exist (‘what are they?’, asked my bemused 7-year-old daughter); spectacles have got a lot smaller (the one’s sported by the youngest kid in this film are enormous!); computers are now everyday household appliancesnot just the play-things of crazy inventors; telephones are a lot easier to use now they don’t have cords; Rick Moranis is no longer a box-office draw; and special effects look a whole lot different now we have CGI (not necessarily better, just different).
One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is this film’s ability to entertain: Joe Johnston’s directorial debut is just as enjoyable today as it was when I first saw it two decades ago.
Rick Moranis stars as crazy inventor Wayne Szalinski, whose latest creation, a miniaturisation ray, has one major teething problem: it tends to make things explode. After the machine is whacked by a stray baseball, it finally begins to function correctly, but accidentally shrinks Wayne’s children, pretty blonde teen Amy (Amy O’Neill) and chip-off-the-old-block younger son Nick (Robert Oliveri), plus Russ and Ron, the neighbours’ sons, to microscopic size. Oblivious to the fact that his machine is now working, and that it has miniaturised his kids, Wayne destroys his machine, sweeps up the pieces (scooping up the four tiny children in the process) and takes the trash to the bottom of the yard.
Now, if they are to have any chance of being returned to normal size, Amy, Nick, Russ and Ron must make a dangerous trek through their yard, facing a variety of dangers on the way.
Utilising detailed oversize props and sets, plus an impressive (for the time) combination of blue screen technology, matte paintings, and stop-motion animation effects, director Johnston creates a string of spectacular set-pieces that sees the children being bombarded by giant water droplets from the garden sprinkler, taking a flight on the back of a bee, being attacked by a scorpion, and befriending a baby ant. Johnston’s younger cast members all give credible performances, whilst Moranis does what he does best: acts nerdy and looks worried a lot.
Of course, this being a Disney movie, there is the obligatory happy ending, which sees Wayne finally perfecting his invention and returning the kids to full size. And this being a Disney film, everyone involved learns a valuable lesson in how to get along with others, despite their differences. Which is nice.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director Joe Johnston
Writer Stuart Gordon (story), Brian Yuzna (story), Ed Naha (story), Ed Naha (screenplay), Tom Schulman (screenplay)
Actors Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland
Country USA, Mexico
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Agfa XT 320, Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)