• 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • jenny_jacobi

    ★★½ Watched by jenny_jacobi 27 Jun, 2014

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

    84/100

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  • QED

    ★★★½ Watched by QED 30 Apr, 2014 1

    Written and directed by John Hughes this film stars Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchel-Smith and Kelly LeBrock. Two socially awkward teenage boys manage to create their fantasy woman but things do not turn out exactly as they planned.

    This film is not really up there with the rest of John Hughes work but there is still some good stuff in this film. While it may lack humour the film does do a good job highlighting the difference between fantasy and…

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  • ericmarsh

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by ericmarsh 29 Apr, 2014 2

    never get tired of this!!!!!

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  • Nuno Costa

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Nuno Costa 19 Apr, 2014

    Viewed on DVD

    John Hughes' Weird Science is a teenage boys fantasy.
    The kind of fantasy where you create a woman using your computer with the full intent to act out your sexual fantasies but that same woman empowers you and gives you the confidence to ask the girl you like at school out.

    Weird Science is the John Hughes film that sticks out in his filmography.
    It's completely wacky, and a lot of fun.

    Watching it again, you forget how much this is Anthony Michael Hall's movie.
    He is really good in it.

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