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.
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 »
Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab... Written by
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The Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature (SPELL) awarded "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" with its 1989 Dunce Cap Award, citing the title's grammatical error of using the word "shrunk" instead of "shrank." An unnamed Disney executive responded that the incorrect usage was on purpose and directly referenced a line of dialogue. See more »
The blood stains on some of the shrunken kids' faces changes constantly. See more »
Good morning, Quark.
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Basically this one great and fun adventure movie, for kids especially.
It's a Disney movie, so it's most definitely kid orientated, which
means that it doesn't have the most complicated script, drawn out
characters, or other mind boggling elements but it more than serves its
What is the most appealing aspect of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" are its
adventures elements. It was a great move to let the movie for most part
be set in the backyard of an ordinary house, of a not so ordinary
family. The shrunken kids have to overcome all sorts of dangers in the
backyard, such as 'giant' insects, water drops, muddy rivers,
lawnmowers and of course avoid being squashed by humans. A new
adventure and obstacle awaits at every corner, which makes sure that
there is always something happening in the movie and makes things flow
The movie is perhaps more adventurous and fun than really funny. The
most comical aspects of the movie mostly come from the adult cast, from
actors such as Rick Moranis and Marcia Strassman as the parents and
Matt Frewer and Kristine Sutherland as the neighbors. They mostly make
sure that the movie is a perfectly enough watchable and entertaining
one for adults. Rick Moranis of course suits the role very well as a
nutty scientist. He is perhaps also known best for his roles in the
"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"-movies than any other one.
The movie is well made and Joe Johnston shows himself again a capable
director. I have always liked him as a director. He never made any
really great movies but his movies are always entertaining, which
always make a Joe Johnston movie a pleasant one to watch. This movie
was his directorial debut and he could had done a lot worse.
The movie has some good effects, also especially considering the time
it got made. The movie uses all kinds of effects. Mostly of course
consisting out of over-sized sets and objects but also stop-motion
effects, mechanical effects and some early special effects. Especially
the over-sized objects aren't really convincing looking and are
obviously made out of light and non-nature materials but I don't know,
this seemed sort of right and a suiting style for a kids movie such as
this one. The musical score by James Horner is also a perfectly fine
About as good and entertaining as a kid's movie can get, though there
is also plenty left to enjoy for adults.
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