At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as ... See full summary »
Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air. It looks like rubber, so he calls it flubber. This film is based on the 1961 Disney classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor. Written by
Nineties variant John Hughes combines his two favourite kinds of movies
variations on the 'Home Alone' formula and remakes - to produce this
rehash of 1961's 'The Absent Minded Professor' in which Robin Williams is engaging as a scientist who creates a green goo that makes his car fly and a college basketball team bounce across the court.
I didn't expect this to be much good but the amount of mind-numbing tedium on display came as a bit of a surprise. The story rambles around with no real internal logic, there's too much lame slapstick, Les Mayfield directs with no flair and the movie is devoid of charm. The original was no classic but it sure beats this version.
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