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.
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
Two actors in this film have appeared in films adapted from Stephen King stories. Will Wheaton played Gordie Lachance in Stand by Me (1986) and Clancy Brown played Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »
The Macintosh Plus used in Brainard's kitchen displays content in color. Every Macintosh Plus was built with a black-and-white display. See more »
John, please, give it a rest! Home Alone was 7 years ago, yet you continue to remake it seemingly every year. This time Hughes replaces a kiddie with the title glob to bash the adults around in the big finale. And unlike any kid, the flubber is at one point able to race thru a bad guy's anus!! Up until his usual antics, Hughes laughless script revolves around Williams discovery and those who want to steal it. But that's it! It's played out like a drama as that becomes the main plot. Then there's the infamous basketball sequence from the original film years ago, with nothing new put into it. Even the Fred McMurray classic, still kiddie-fied, was at least pleasant as it had fun with the flubber. Here its used to knock stuff over and race around the room and smash into the aforementioned goons. How many times can Hughes remake this lousy formula??!! Quit if for God's sake!
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