Weird Science (1985)

Director: John Hughes

Writer: John Hughes (Screenplay)

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Downey Jr

 

Plot: Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: 80’s Teen Comedy Fun

 

Story: Weird Science starts as we meet our two social outcasts high school students Gary Wallace (Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Mitchell-Smith) who tired of being shunned by the girls at school, decide to build their perfect woman on a computer. This creates their perfect woman, Lisa (LeBrock) who they gave intelligence to go with her sexiness.

Lisa shows the boys a good time as well as teaching them to stand up for themselves be it Wyatt over his military school brother Chet (Paxton) or Gary when it comes to talking to woman. The two boys learn so much from Lisa so they will be ready for the real world.

 

Thoughts on Weird Science

 

Characters/PerformanceGary is the slightly more confident of the two boys, he stays positive through all the bad things that have happened to the two, but he can get them in trouble too. Wyatt is the constantly worrying of the two, he is the computer whiz that does the technical side of creating Lisa. Lisa is the created woman that finds a way to bring out the best in the boys as she is a free spirit that will let the boys see the new vision on life.

Performance wise, Hall was one of the go to teen stars of the time and this shows why he was great in these geek like roles, Mitchel-Smith was also good through the film too showing he could handle the teen comedy genre. Kelly LeBrock fits the role perfectly looking the part needed for the sexy woman the boys couldn’t understand.

StoryThe story does follow two nerds that don’t fit in getting shown the way to fit in by just being themselves rather than trying to impress others. This story fits into the 80 style of storytelling with an over the top idea into a fantasy film.

Comedy/Romance/Sci-FiThe comedy clicks for the time even if some moments do come off dated in places with the romance being teen romance which is all fine and the sci-fi comes from being able to create your own woman.

SettingsThe settings show us the different environment Gary and Wyatt must go into to fit in as well as keeping the home comfortable for them.

Final ThoughtsWhen it comes to 80s film this will must go down as one of the best, parts have dated now but this still does what teen comedies should do throughout.

 

Overall: Classic 80s teen comedy.

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ABC Film Challenge – What I Enjoyed in 2017 – Q

What I Enjoyed in 2017

Q

This month I won’t be doing reviews at all, just a small discussion on this character from this film.

Queen Victoria – Victoria and Abdul

Why I’ve Picked this choiceLet’s all be honest, Q is going to be one of the hardest letters on any of these lists, I also doubt it will be the only time I use the word Queen to get through this idea. In this film Queen Victoria is bored with her royal appointments until she meets the Indian man Abdul who breaths new life into the Queen, which turns into a nice drama with a splash of comedy that recounts a moment in history we tried to erase.

2017 Award Worst Horror

2017 Award

Worst Horror

January is here and that means award season and for the whole of January I will be looking at a range of best and worst subjects, before going into what I think are the true best nominations.

NOMINATIONS

Don’t Hand Up

Don't Hang Up Poster

Rings

The Bye Bye Man

Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Leatherface

Flatliners

1922

Jigsaw

Winner

Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Reason – Wow this was a bad selection of horrors, we had terrible sequels, reboots, prequels and a few original ideas that just didn’t work, but this one must take the worse film of the year.

Here is why, it is the third film about people being left in the ocean, seriously how many times do you need to do the same thing, it is called Cage Dive, they are in the cage for about 1 minute of the movie and make the worst decisions in the history of movies.