Friday, 11 September 2009

Weird Science (1985)

I love this one, its a gloriously silly and far-fetched romp but like so many of John Hughes films takes place in a perfect microcosm. Watching them is almost like looking into a parallel universe. The odd knowing wink or even a direct breach of the 4th wall shows us that the actors know this too.vlcsnap-2009-09-11-19h40m42s102Gary and Wyatt are total losers that decide to use their “computer” to make a woman. Kelly le (shagtastic) Brock. I could talk for hours about her but most of it would be unprintable and a fair bit involving body parts! Weird Science really is utter nonsense, the computer scenes are clich├ęd and laughable to anyone in the PC generation but still, still it shines through. vlcsnap-2009-09-11-20h06m41s80I won’t heavily go into it as I really feel that this is a film you should see, simply for the standout scenes…(every one). The brilliance of the mutant biker gang, Lisa telling Garys Parents about his wanking habits (YOU SAID YOU WERE COMBING YOUR HAIR!!!), pissed stories in ill-conceived bar visits and Chet-frog- mutant to name just a few. vlcsnap-2009-09-11-20h42m45s210I mentioned the microcosm at the outset and Weird really is a perfect example of this. In common with most of Hughes other films it is a story that takes place in a very discrete timeframe. In this case simply the space of a weekend. There is no attempt to impart a larger story and it works because of this. When the film ends things are great, remember it like that.vlcsnap-2009-09-11-21h03m09s167

Paul Out…and wearing a bra on his head.

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