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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 80 – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Rick Moranis demonstrating the standard giant-eye-behind-the-magnifying-glass gag in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

Rick Moranis demonstrating the standard giant-eye-behind-the-magnifying-glass gag in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

Wow, I haven’t watched Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in almost 15 years! This, along with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the two movies I watched on a loop as a kid. I’m happy to say that the special effects in this movie have stood the test of time. Especially the ant vs. scorpion scene. Which leads me to this observation – that is one super-mini scorpion! It’s just barely bigger than the ant! I’m not going to be walking on my lawn barefoot if there’s little mini-scorpions roaming the yard!

All in all, the movie is still enjoyable, in that sort of unoffensive Disney-fied kind of way. The sequel where Rick Moranis expands the children to giants was almost equally as entertaining. That been said, it’s a good thing Moranis stepped away from his size-defying laser gun and went on to become a Grammy-nominated country folk singer. No joke.

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  1. Pingback: 100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 81 – King of New York (1990) « Cinemania

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