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Real Genius was nothing more of a magically wild experience. Everything about it is absolute fun and it delivers career-best performances of Val Kilmer.
It honestly just feels like a crucial imperative to actually like this movie. Sure, it's not a masterpiece, but...well, to me, it is almost a masterpiece :0
As someone who finds 80s comedies to feel very fun and imaginative, the very premise of Real Genius caught me eye within the first 3 minutes. The performances are very charming and the characters they play make them quite likable and interesting. The film has some amazing setups as well and has one of the craziest finales ever made.
Admittedly the third act was just a tad bit weak and the dialogue wasn't exactly the best. But either way, Real Genius is a hoot of a movie and one of the best comedies I've ever seen in a hot minute.
Log 11, Film 74.