over 5 years
I don't know why I love this so much, but I do!
Brilliantly entertaining geek fantasy.
I quote this movie a lot. I love it so much. Funny and sweet.
over 6 years
One of those classic 80s comedies. One doesn't see movies like this as much these days.
Weird Science is a 1985 American teen comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel Silver, acquired film rights to the pre-Comics Code Authority 1950s EC Comics magazine of the same name, from which the plot is developed as an expansion and modernization of the basic premise in Al Feldstein's story "Made of the Future" in the fifth issue. The title song was written and performed by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo.
In the opening scene, two Shermer High School nerds, Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are in their high school gym watching a group of girls practicing their gymnastics routines. The two boys are lamenting their lot in life and fantasizing about being popular and being able to attract girls. The scene ends when the two geeks are pantsed by school bullies, Ian (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler).
The action then cuts...