Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  17 July 1992 (USA)
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The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.



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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 <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for frenetic action | See all certifications »

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17 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Big Baby  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)


$58,662,452 (USA)

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Was originally going to be titled "Honey, I Blew Up the Baby", but was changed due to fear of negative feedback for the title. See more »


When Adam is in the dining room, he knocks one of the light shades from a fixture hanging from the ceiling, but in the next shot, the shade is back in place. See more »


Mandy: [seeing how large Adam has gotten] There is no way I'm changing those diapers.
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Followed by Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997) See more »


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Sequel Slightly Better
6 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's another example of the sequel being slightly better than the original, at least in my humble opinion. However, the original ("Honey, I Shrunk The Kids") was nothing super, not something you'd call a "classic." It was "pretty good." This one is "good."

It had more laughs and less irritating kids. There is still the stupid teen romance, but not emphasized as much as in the first movie. The little kid in here, who is turned into a giant, is cute and affable and his giggle is fun to hear.

The first 40 minutes of this film are the best. It gets a little too silly after that. At the end, Disney succumbs to the craze of the early '90s: having a woman punch out a man. In this case, it was nice mother (Marcia Strassman.) Give me a break!

The special-effects were okay but not totally convincing. In fairness, it's not easy trying to produce the effects of a 100-foot child walking down the streets of Las Vegas, but they've still come along way from the days of "The Attack Of The 50- Foot Woman" in 1958. However, there is still room for FX improvement.

Overall, some good laughs in the film and - with one exception - likable characters.

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