Friday, 29 March 2013

Film Friday: Weird Science

Last Sunday when trawling through the vast Netflix archives (in the most part full of a bunch of odd films nobody's heard of!) I stumbled upon a John Hughes film I had never seen. Weird Science stars Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell Smith as two unpopular nerds who decide to use the magic of computer science to create their dream woman and enhance their rankings amongst their school chums (one of whom is a young Robert Downey Jr). While the film didn't really rate as one of Hughes' best, (see The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off amongst others) it did have quite a few funny moments and lots of good 80s special effects! Their creation, Lisa was rather like a Mary Poppins with attitude, and there is a very 'Poppins' moment toward the end where the house gets magically tidied before their parents arrive home.

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