Three sentence movie reviews: Real Genius
I did not see this in my 80s youth, so I had no feelings of nostalgia flowing through me as I watched this. It hasn’t aged well. Upon reflection, I’ve decided that the popcorn scene was probably truly amazing in 1985 in a way that CGI has totally ruined.*
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home, with Matt, who didn’t like it much, either.
*I mean, really! They had to pop all that popcorn! People were employed to figure out a way to do that! The actual popping! Not the making computers make it look like popcorn was popping.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1985/real_genius.html
I hate this poster. It’s one of those posters that matches the theme of the movie, but not the movie itself. That building and window wasn’t in the movie!
My husband is convinced that I love this movie and I’m not sure why. I don’t hate it, but I’ve never thought of it as particularly good. I do find the bit with the “guy who lives in our closet, no questions asked” pretty amusing though. I agree about the popcorn and about how bad the poster is.
I have a guy living in my closet, don’t you? 🙂
Hmmmm…I think I have seen this on TV at some point in my rather distant past. I’m not surprised it hasn’t aged well. I rather like Jan’s comment, though!