Weird Science Reviews
John Hughes really did have a way with teen movies. One of my favourite roles for Anthony Michael Hall, too.
I guess it's pretty silly, two geeky boys "create" a woman on their computer who comes to life (as you would expect...), but it's amusing and the boys are likeable.
"It's all in the name of science. Weird Science."
Weird Science is pretty much an hour and a half long teen fantasy. That's something you need to know. Now, it is an entertaining, fun, and at times very funny teen fantasy. There were moments in the film that truly had me laughing out loud, and many other instances that at least made me chuckle. It's highly ridiculous and the end result of the love stories for Wyatt and Gary aren't very realistic. These two are never going to get those girls, but I digress. The film manages to be both creative and predictable. From the opening scene you should know where the plot is going to end up. Especially if you've seen your good share of romantic comedies.
So basically this film gives us two unloved nerds. Their hanging out together, watching Frankenstein, and get the idea to create a girl on their computers. Well a miracle happens and the girl actually comes to life and says that she is theirs. I'm sure you're getting the whole teen fantasy thing now. I mean the first thing she does with them is take a shower. What teenage guy doesn't fantasize about taking a shower with a girl like that. From there it's a fairly standard teen movie, aside from the fact that you have a hot and older created woman that is devoted to two nerds. It all leads up to the inevitable ending that we were all waiting for.
When it comes to John Hughes, this is no Breakfast Club. It doesn't have the special feel of some of the other movies that Hughes made, but it is still really fun. I like that a movie like this was created. It's so ridiculous and unserious, but still manages to hit a few notes that ring completely true when examining the teenage boy. I can't say with any amount of seriousness that I believe this to be a great movie, but in the end you should find some enjoyment out of it. Especially if you are a fan of 80's comedies and John Hughes, which pretty much are synonymous.
Its funny, entertaining and probably represents the complete male generation of producing the perfect woman!
Its a fun enjoyable moive with some funny moments worth a watch, kelly lebrock looks fabulous an english bombshell!
These neird make the perfect woman on the computer but when a electrical storm comes over the house they find there perfect woman in their bedroom, she leads them to self discovery whilst having fun and proves that geeks can have friends and girlfriends a entertaining movie worth a watch!
Anyone who grew up in the 80s and is beginning to reminisce will instantly relate to the exploits of the two lead characters Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), as they use their computer and associated paraphernalia to create a beautiful girlfriend (Kelly LeBrock). Although not Hughes' best work, this was reserved (in my opinion) for the later 'Ferris Beuller's Day Off' which was far more appealing to a wider audience - Weird Science will always be a 'Geeky' 80s classic. The film was so popular it spawned it's own TV series - ten years later!
Unless you lived through that decade the film won't touch you in quite the same way. You needed to have been in awe of Tron, to have worn stone washed jeans and to have owned at least two pairs of illuminous [odd] socks, to really appreciate the naivety of the main characters as they place their faith in computers and 'modern' technology.
Today to a younger - more clued up audience, Weird Science could get lost amongst so many other 80s flicks with inferior technology and visual special FX to today's CGI standards. However there is something quintessentially 80s, something oh so Duran Duran about Weird Science that separates it from even the best of today's films. It's that central 'Hughes' element with its visual nuances and audible gags that makes this a timeless classic, watchable again and again.
If you know what 'ghetto blaster' is definitely watch this film, if you were born after 1984 take everything with a pinch of salt and pay attention - you might learn something.
Look out for a young Robert Downey Jr.