Weird Science (1985) (mini-review++)

weir(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 6

directing 7

effects 6

editing 6

writing 7

SW SCORE: 32

3.2 out of 5 🐙

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Two horny teenage boys (played by the legendary Anthony Michael Hall whose been working seemingly consistently for the past 35 years and Ilan Mitchell-Smith who has had 5 roles in television and film since then) use 1980s computer technology to generate their version of the perfect woman? It’s bittersweet to see Bill Paxton [RIP] deliver his elite comic timing and realize we’ll never see it again. If you’re down with immature, sophomoric, 80s comedy (that still has a heart of gold since it’s a John Hughes [RIP] joint) and are ok with letting the non-woke bits slide because of the era, you should check out this flick. You’ll laugh. Also, you get to see a super young Robert Downey Jr. wear a bra on his head.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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