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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (1997)

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. His wife Diane asks him to get rid of ... See full summary »

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... Wayne
... Diane
... Adam
... Patti
... Gordon
... Jenny
... Mitch
JoJo Adams ... Ricky
Bryson Aust ... Vincent
... Trey
... Marcia
... Trina
... Postman (as Bob Harvey)
... Jill
... Jody
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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. His wife Diane asks him to get rid of the "Tiki Man" a large tiki sculpture. Wayne refuses to get rid of it so he decides to restart the shrink ray and reduces the Tiki Man to pocket-size. However, after Wayne shrinks the Tiki Man the machine is accidentally activated and Wayne ends up shrinking himself and his brother Gordon. Meanwhile, when Gordon's wife Patty and Diane were going on a vacation they went back to the house when Patty suddenly realizes she forgot Mitch's medicine for his potassium deficiency. When they were about to leave, they decide to sneak into the attic and surprise the men, but the shrink ray is activated once again, and the ladies are shrunk as well. So the team must be very brave of disgusting household insects the size of dinosaurs and more in their biggest adventure to get their children's attention. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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The world's wackiest scientist has done it again!


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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Rick Moranis' final live-action role before leaving acting. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) When the Szalinski brothers are fighting after being shrunk, they turn around to see Diane walk in the attic. As they turn around, you can see their shirts cut off from the green screen chroma key effect at the right of the screen. See more »

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Diane Szalinski: [on the phone] I'm so excited, Patty. I've been looking at the La Costa brochure every day for two months.
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During the opening credits, the Walt Disney Home Video logo appears. As soon as its finished, the studio credit that appears onscreen reads, "Walt Disney Pictures presents", despite the logo not appearing. See more »

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Followed by Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997) See more »

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A nice shrunken movie.
26 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is the second movie sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, a story about absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) accidentally shrinking himself, his wife, his brother and sister-in-law to microscopic sizes with his shrinking machine. What results is another wild adventure as the adults must navigate through the now humongous everyday items like household objects and insects to get the children's attention to restore them back to size.

It is another amusing plot device to see the usual everyday stuff become huge obstacles and used for new purposes for the adults. All these epic proportion objects and creatures are highlighted in some great and believable special effects; I especially liked the huge but friendly daddy-long-leg and its encounter with the adults.

Moranis is likable as Wayne Szalinski and Marcia Strassman is zany as his wife, Diane. Stuart Pankin as Gordon Szalunski was a little too much of a loud-mouth and overacted. The younger characters didn't take center stage; therefore, we didn't get any sappy teenage romance on the side or any childish antics.

At 74 min, this is a pretty short movie, so, the plot really concentrated on the action and fun overall and didn't have room for boring filler scenes. Overall, it is a mostly entertaining film from start to finish - it's a typical, silly, whimsical Disney movie for everybody.

Grade B


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