Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

I remember watching Honey, I Shrunk the Kids back in elementary school, and pretending we were the characters of the movie during recess. My buddy said he was one of the sprinker’s water drops and chased the rest of us around the yard. I miss being a kid…

They really nailed it with the huge sets and all the practical effects; you could tell they put a ton of work into making everything look just right. The teen romance stuff went over our heads, and honestly, we were all relieved when that nonsense ended. The teenage boy in the movie was lazy and scared of everything. He was clearly not my favorite character, and not just because he really is weird looking.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s about these neighbor kids who get shrunk by their nerd dad’s latest attic project. A baseball breaks the machine, which actually fixes it, then it shrinks the kids. Knowing full well he won’t win any awards for Dad of the Year, he tosses them out with the trash. They have to team up and cross the massive jungle of their backyard to get home. It’s a crazy 80’s adventure with giant ants, scropions, bees, floods, giant cookies, and some cool things that look weird when they’re big.

We watched it for our weekly Family Movie and Video Game Night, picked by our robot. The kids were all in, except for covering their eyes at the scorpion part. But in the end, they told me they loved it. It’s just a great family movie.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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