I recommend this film to viewers because of Number Five. Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg provide an excellent support cast that does a first rate job of interacting with the character. Shruti Jambhekar of rated the film 3. Sadly, they do not make films like this anymore. Seems too only have that presentation on this dvd. What makes this movie so entertaining? Number Five is one of the greatest robot characters ever in a film. When this first came out in theaters.
This movie kind of captures that, and if you watch the movie with that intent, it does keep the viewer intrigued. The robotetry after puppetry and similar words was quite well done, the good guys and gal suitably nice, and the villains suitably villainous. I think anyone any age can appreciate this film, and some might even find it funny. For more information, go to the. Once, during a thunderstorm laboratory building struck by lightning. As the military hunt for the escaped robot, two scientists Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens try to find it first. Steve and Ally were excellent.
Happily, this is made in the old-fashioned way, all the speaking is articulated and given the volume to be understood by anyone who is not in the more serious categories of hearing impairment. Short Circuit had a 5 week successful run at the box office. If you like the theme of this movie, I recommend seeing the hilarious comedy, 'Making Mr. This was one of the first films to show human actors engaging in conversation with what was essentially a full-scale puppet, and it remains one of the best. It was all that and then some.
I'm not sure what to make of Fisher Stevens's portrayal of Ben Jabituya, on the one hand he was an amusing character, on the other it seemed very dated to have a white actor playing an Indian rather than actually employing somebody from the Sub-continent. Children will love it and not even pick up on the anti-war nature of the basic storyline in which a war robot decides to change his own destiny and become peaceful and loving instead of a laser-powered war machine. He will truly capture your heart. One of the robots, 'Number Five', escapes and finds sanctuary in the home of Stephanie Speck Allly Sheedy , a nice lady with a soft spot for runaways. Overall it was a thrilling experience. Bailey Skroeder Brian McNamara Frank Tim Blaney Number 5 voice Marvin J. An iconic child's film, worth seeing again for those in their twenties now.
Title Lyrics Singer s Length 1. Very lovable and adorably funny. Bailey is sent to retrieve it. People built these things by hand, you know? Fisher Stevens is a hoot as Guttenberg's assistant, who lectures him on how there's another world outside the facility. You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case. An amazing feat of electronic and wire puppetry every bit as good as anything that Jim Henson ever did! Certainly a movie for all ages, this couldn't be a more perfect flick for everyone.
First off I have to say that this film is a comedy and much of it should not be taken seriously. I practically grew up watching this one. A robot made self-aware after being struck by lightning runs away from the military weapons testing facility where it is set to be disassembled. This was the only set built for the film. Deciding that before her visitor from another planet, Stephanie invites the robot into the house. He accidentally leaves the territory of the base, which results in the management of panic, because the prototype is armed and extremely dangerous to others.
As for myself, I enjoyed watching the movie with them every bit and maybe even more than I did when watching it way back when the first time around. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection. At around the same time it is noticed that he is missing and everybody at Nova, the company that made it, starts to panic. This should be a suitable film for most but there are a number of problems which would influence its acceptability for certain groups. I know how this sounds, so bear with me a moment. The scientist in me screams against the stupidity of the security force destroying the experiment, whatever it may have been.
And some light hearted comedy and some messages about life ensues. Too, I liked the geeky, sleepy voice of one of the managers, as if illustrating sarcastically the enjoyment of this job. This is a great classic comedy. But certainly looks very nice I will admit. Because of the story and the sharp wit comedy and sarcasm, it's makes for good comedy. It made me very sad for him because I know he must not have any friends.
I bought it this evening for my kids they are 7 and 5. And people talk about older folks being set in their ways! This film is wonderfully life-affirming through the character of robot Jonny 5 the scene where he realises what it means to be alive through crushing a grass hopper is beautifully portrayed , Ally Sheedy brings a bucket load of positive energy to the character of the naive but loving Stephanie, and to top it all there is a subtle but powerful comment on American militarism. Plus, it's your standard 80s love and friendship story. It is starting to show its age, but as a relic of the mid-1980s, it also shows that there were people asking questions about the advancement of technology. Interestingly enough, the Three Stooges short that is shown and imitated in a couple of sequences is called Woman Haters. Because they think he's malfunctioning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory.
There have been many films that claim they can entertain audiences of all ages. The reviewer's main reasons for doing so were based on how unrealistic it was. Maturer audiences will have a hard time overlooking some of the childish nuances of the movie, but it is such a fun and entertaining family film that all of those things can be easily forgiven. And this film is two years older than I am. It is light charming family fun.