Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid


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In the sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, a bumbling but brilliant scientist (Rick Moranis) accidentally makes his two-year-old son into a giant who becomes larger every time he comes in contact with electricity. Though he and his wife try to control their son, the child inevitably escapes and wreaks havoc, eventually terrorizing the streets of Las Vegas.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Elbing, Thom Eberhardt, Garry Goodrow
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On DVD: Oct 8, 2002


as Wayne Szalinski

as Diane Szalinski

as Nick Szalinski

as Clifford Sterling

as Charles Hendrickson

as Mandy Park

as Marshall Brooks

as Amy Szalinski

as Capt. Ed Myerson

as Terence Wheeler

as Constance Winters

as Nosey Neighbor

as Motorcycle Officer

as Smitty

as Federal Marshal

as Adam Szalinski

as Adam Szalinski

as Nosey Neighbor

as Lab Technician

as Lab Technician

as Las Vegas Couple

as Las Vegas Couple

as Uncle Yanosh

as Smitty

as Motorcycle Officer

as Motorcycle Officer

as Helicopter Observer

as Police Woman

as Vegas Reporter

as Vegas Reporter

as Vegas Reporter

as Nevada Militia

as Japanese Tourist

as Japanese Tourist

as Police Officer

as Rock Fan in Crowd

as Hard Rock Reporter

as Hard Rock Hostess

as Highway Patrol Offic...

as Quark the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | July 17, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 19, 2005
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Honey, I Blew Up the Kid


Picking up a few years where the first film left off, we follow lovable absent minded inventor Wayne Szalinski as he once again deals with the aftermath of one of his inventions acting up.

This time around he accidentally turns his two year-old son Adam into a giant, and not just that, but Adam gets larger every time he comes into contact with electricity.

This is really not all that different from the first, but I liked how instead of doing the exact same thing, they flipped it in the other direction. It's also cool that the main cast playing the Szalinski's return, though it sucks that Amy O'Neil is only in it for about 2 minutes. As the latest addition to the Szalinski clan, Joshua and Daniel Shalikar are fun as Adam, and the filmmakers do a good job working with such a young performer. Other newcomers include Keri Russell as a love interest for Nick, and John Shea as a slimy rival scientist who takes over Wayne's project.

This is a fun, but sometimes silly and corny movie. It's not as good as the first, but I still like it. The practical effects are well done, but the computer generated ones are kinda dated and poor. But the film is pretty creative with how they portray the scenario, even if none of it feels all that fresh.

It's a pretty breezy film, and, while that's not a terrible thing, I think this could have actually been a tad longer and really tried to develop characters and subplots a bit more. That's just me though.

All in all, I'm probably giving this a bit much credit, but I don't care. I think it's funny, it's an innocent family film, and, while nostalgia plays a big role for me, I still think this is an enjoyable film worth checking out.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Sequel to the decent Honey, We Shrunk the Kids is a mediocre film that unfortunately doesn't deliver anything exciting and though the effects are good, it doesn't excuse itself for a predictable and stupid plot. I thought that the first film was decent, and fun for what it was, and though nothing great, it still was a fun little family film worth checking out. However, this sequel doesn't have anything exciting or fun that makes it worth seeing, and it fails to capture what the first one did. I thought that the original didn't need a sequel, and worked best as a standalone feature. This one recycles ideas, and makes it predictable for the viewer, thus it's a tiresome affair with a poor plot and poor acting that is quite forgettable. There could have been more effort put into this one, and instead of relying on old ideas, the filmmakers could have created something much better in terms of a sequel. As a whole, this film feels rushed and doesn't deliver anything good. The first flick was very much flawed, but it had a bit of charm to overcome its weaknesses to make at least watchable. The filmmakers simply cut corners on this entry and didn't take their time to come up with a really good plot. It's all the same, except now the kids are giants, nothing more to it. That's really the only difference here. Skip it along with the third part if you enjoyed the first, as it doesn't have any good content in terms of great gags, convincing story and good acting. Everything has been done before and now the filmmakers are going through the motions in trying to create something fun, but they fail.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


I watched this movie a lot when I was a kid, I thought it was so cool that that little kid got to be like king kong. This is a funny and entertaining family film, but it could be better, I think, especially the corny dialogue. The first movie was much better, I recommend watching that one before this one.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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