• sprizzle

    ★★ Watched by sprizzle 12 Sep, 2014 4

    What kind of high-powered mutant weed were they smoking in the 80s?

    Seriously, who came up with this idea? I mean I understand why the basic idea is a useable movie idea. Computers are fairly new, nerdy, people don't understand them, etc. We have fancy new computer graphic systems that would be great to put to use. Let's have two outcast teens create a woman with a computer. From scratch. Like just using a computer and nothing else. I'm really…


  • Jeremy Milks

    ★★★★ Watched by Jeremy Milks 30 Aug, 2014

    "I wouldn't give a squirt of piss for your ass right now."


  • Rob McGregor

    ★★½ Rewatched by Rob McGregor 12 Apr, 2014

    In which... two nerds put bras on their heads, make a computer genie who is also a supermodel, and then throw a party... and somehow John Hughes makes it all, mostly, work... if only also date much quickly than some of his other works.


  • Andy Summers

    ★★★ Watched by Andy Summers 16 Aug, 2014

    Some eighties films don't age quite as well as others. John Hughes's The Breakfast Club still resonates with anyone of a certain age who grew up with those characters and is still regarded as THE teen high-water mark for coming-of-age films. It has everything and has lost none of its freshness despite almost thirty years having gone by. Hughes's Weird Science on the other hand isn't as polished or as funny as that Brat Pack classic and although there are…


  • Christian Flemm

    ★★½ Watched by Christian Flemm 12 Aug, 2014

    There's something about WEIRD SCIENCE that just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's the shooting style, the overall quality, or the messy plot, I don't know. The humor was hit-and-miss with me, so like I said, some will like this more than others.

    However it is really cool to see John Hughes right before he truly shot to fame with THE BREAKFAST CLUB, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, etc. (even though BREAKFAST CLUB release the same year). This film is…


  • Marcello

    ★★½ Rewatched by Marcello 07 Aug, 2014

    One of my favourite movies as a kid. Doesn't have the impact anymore, of course. But still couple of good jokes and decent acting. Awesome title song.


  • Twan

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Twan 05 Jul, 2014 2

    Robert Downey Jnr's sappy blinking is one of the greatest moments of cinematic history.

    The dark haired lad's Edward Furlong voice isn't.


  • jenny_jacobi

    ★★½ Watched by jenny_jacobi 27 Jun, 2014

    I didn't really remember how kind of sexist this movie is...


  • mte

    ★★★½ Rewatched by mte 28 May, 2014

    Still very likable, I suppose, but a lot clunkier than I remembered, with some pretty dodgy scenes (AMH's jive-talk shtick at the Kandy Bar is pretty offensive) and some predictable sight gags. But Bill Paxton's turn as Chet might be his best performance ever.


  • Kyle Porter

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Kyle Porter 24 May, 2014

    I love comedies from the 80's. They just have a special feeling that comedies today lack. After only seeing this movie on TV throughout my entire childhood (always missing at least the first fifteen minutes), somehow missing the VHS & DVD releases, I finally picked this up on Blu-ray last year. I'm so glad I did. What a great little movie! It genuinely makes me laugh out loud, multiple times. The acting is great, the music is awesome, and Kelly LeBrock was sexy as hell!


  • George Williamson

    ★★½ Rewatched by George Williamson 09 May, 2014

    There are few things more horrifying than revisiting a dearly loved film of one's youth with an audience of first-time viewers. Classic dialogue becomes excruciating, hilarious jokes become mildly offensive, subtle fourth wall breaking facial expressions become manic gurning. Some films are best left in the past, the cherry picked memorable parts ensconced in a pink nostalgic fug, the painfully rubbish sections swept under the carpet.

    Weird Science was one of the most watched films of my teenage life, coming…


  • Nathan Sizemore

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nathan Sizemore 30 Apr, 2014

    John Hughes manages to stuff this movie with a lot of things, including Bill Paxton in a great supporting role (shades of Futureman in Bottle Rocket), Robert Downey Jr. playing a high school bully, Vernon Wells reprising his Mad Max 2 role as Wez, a nuclear warhead and a bunch of other craziness.