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 »
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.
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.
Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of over 100 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land. Written by
As a result of the film, Disney later found itself the subject of a lawsuit. The suit was filed in 1991 by Mark Goodson Productions director Paul Alter, who claimed to have come up with the idea of an oversized toddler after babysitting his granddaughter and watching her topple over building blocks. He wrote a screenplay titled "Now, That's a Baby!", which had not been made into a film but had received some sort of treatment beforehand. Alter claimed there were several similarities between the movie and his script, which consisted of the baby daughter of two scientists fall victim to a genetic experiment gone wrong instead of an enlarging ray. The case went to trial in 1993, with the jury finding in Alter's favor. Disney was forced to pay $300,000 in damages as a result. See more »
The final scene--and the punchline--of the first film features the shrinking machine in reverse, and the family feasts on enlarged food. In fact, reversing the effects of the machine is how the kids went from tiny to normal size. In the second film, Wayne is working for a company that is testing a completely different machine that will enlarge things, and the shrink machine is in storage. It is never explained why simply reversing his shrink machine wasn't the answer. See more »
For a sequel then "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" isn't too bad, as in comparison to many other sequels. However, It just wasn't fully as fun and good as the first movie. They shouldn't have gone in the scaling-up direction, as it just didn't really work out. Don't get me wrong though, I am not saying that it is a bad movie.
This is, like the first movie, a fun and wholehearted movie for the entire family. Personally, I liked the shrinking in the first movie much more.
The story is, well, quite the opposite from the first movie. In "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid", the youngest Szalinski member, Adam, is exposed to the growth ray and turns into a towering giant baby.
If you enjoyed the first movie then you will also enjoy the sequel, because it is right in the same spirit and genre.
Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Robert Oliveri returns from the first movie. But Amy O'Neill was nowhere to be seen. But the sequel has other familiar faces on the cast list; Lloyd Bridges, John Shea, Keri Russell and Ron Canada.
"Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" is a sequel that is fairly worthy of the first movie.
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