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.
Wayne Szalinzki a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time. After when his wife Diane asks him to get... See full summary »
Wayne Szalinski is a clumsy genius who comes up with new gadgets and experiments all the time, but something usually goes wrong and gets Wayne and his family into trouble, danger and fantastical adventure.
Barbara Alyn Woods,
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... Written by
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This movie was filmed at the back lot of Churubusco Studios in Mexico City at the end of 1988 and the beginning of 1989. See more »
Szalinkski says that the Shrink Ray works by reducing the empty space in matter. If this is true, then the children's mass and weight would be exactly the same despite the reduced size. The trash bag Scalinkski would weigh several hundred pounds, the ant would not have been able to hold them, and the ground would have been compressing under the children's feet: the small surface area of their feet would mean that they would be exerting many tens of thousands of pounds of force per square inch. See more »
This was another one of my favorite movies from my junior high years. In fact, this was the only Disney movie I have ever really liked. In this Rick Moranis plays a madcap misunderstood scientist who invents a 'top secret' project. Which is a machine that could shrink people and objects. And the machine eventually ends up zapping the kids into miniature size and they spend the their weekend getting through their own back yard instead of going fishing or to the mall.
I would suggest this movie for kids and the entire family to enjoy. I even showed this movie to my niece and nephew and there were some good results there. Now that I'm an adult, I can see this movie is entirely fits into the kids/family genre. The plot, characters, dailogue, and storyline were all rather well written. But I wouldn't recommend this movie for a bunch of college dormitory students. ;)
Rick Moranis is a very accomplished actor. He can play anything from a nerdy inventor to a buffoonish villain. Other than that, this movie is just plain kid's stuff and the humor is totally lowbrow. After reading my review you should know why I believe that. I give this movie and A+ for kids, and a C- for adults.
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