Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!
The siblings Noah and Emma travel with their mother Jo from Seattle to the family cottage in Whidbey Island to spend a couple of days while their workaholic father David Wilder is working. They find a box of toys from the future in the water and bring it home, and Emma finds a stuffed rabbit called Mimzy, and stones and a weird object, but they hide their findings from their parents. Mimzy talks telepathically to Emma and the siblings develop special abilities, increasing their intelligences to the level of genius. Their father becomes very proud when Noah presents a magnificent design in the fair of science and technology, and his teacher Larry White and his mystic wife Naomi Schwartz become interested in the boy when he draws a mandala. When Noah accidentally assembles the objects and activates a powerful generator creating a blackout in the state, the FBI arrests the family trying to disclose the mystery. But Emma unravels the importance to send Mimzy back to the future. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Noah first controls a spider at the beach house (at around 19 mins), director Robert Shaye mentions in the commentary that Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Durst "got hold of the special effects house in Australia that did all of the visual effects for Charlotte's Web (2006) - they happened to have the computer program for making spiders crawling on webs." See more »
Early in the movie, the science teacher Larry White (Rainn Wilson) tells his class "of the doctors Watson and Crick who cracked the genetic code". This is wrong in two ways. First, while Watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA helped explain how genes were replicated during cellular or viral reproduction, it was Marshall Nirenberg and Har Gobind Khorana who did the research that correctly interpreted the genetic code, for which they received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology and/or Medicine (along with Robert W. Holley for his work on transfer RNA). Second, it is odd that Mr White refers to Watson and Crick as "doctors", which his class would understand to mean that they were medical men, which neither was; in fact while Watson had his PhD at the time of their seminal research, Crick had yet to complete his and held only a BSc - in physics. See more »
It's about Alice, going through the looking glass. I think it explains what the machine is.
Wait a minute. That looks like Mimzy. How could she have Mimzy? That was 100 years ago!
Maybe she had Spinners too, Noah. Maybe she didn't get what she was supposed to do. Maybe she needed a brother like you.
Like me? What for?
Because you're my Engineer.
[stares at her]
What do you mean, "your Engineer?"
I mean, I can't do it all alone, Noah.
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I took my two nephews (13 & 15) to an advance screening just now and we
all liked the movie. Although, to enjoy it requires a very high level
of "suspension of disbelief". A lot of things do not make sense,
circumstances that would never happen and some things that just go
nowhere in the movie all led to us making fun of the movie afterward.
BUT, we all still enjoyed the movie and thought it was good. It is
pretty much a high grade B movie. I went after reading the comments on
here and was a little cautious because all of the first comments were
horrible and then the latest ones were all perfect so I figured
"people" were fluffing the votes to get people to go see it because of
it's release next weekend and that is why I am posting this. You might
want to wait for DVD or go to a twilight viewing(we paid $4 each), but
I would not have been mad if I had paid full price. Sorry for the
uneven review (kind of like the movie itself), it is my first.
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