The Family Reviews Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

Honey i Shrunk the Kids

Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: An inventor must save his children, and the two children of their next door neighbor, after they are accidentally shrunk down to micro-size.

Brigette: A scientist’s latest invention accidentally shrinks his kids and the neighbors kids.

Morgan: An intense family film about four kids who get accidentally shrunken.

Gable: Four kids get shrunk and have to find their way from the big garden to the house and their parents.

Genre:

Pete: Family/Action/Science Fiction

Brigette: Family

Morgan: Family/Action/Comedy

Gable: Family/Action

What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?

Pete: Opening credits were brilliant.

Morgan: So awesome I made it my color palette!

Gable: Very creative and cartoon-ish. I love the credit art for this film, as well as for Honey We Shrunk Ourselves and Honey I Blew Up The Kid.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Quark the dog because he saved the children’s lives.

Brigette: Little Russ Thompson because I thought he was the most authentic.

Morgan: Nick because he was smart and funny.

Gable: Nick because he was smart.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Big Russ Thompson because he was so stupid.

Brigette: Diane Szalinski because she was the least believable character.

Morgan: Russ Thompson because he was a smoker and had a bad temper.

Gable: Big Russ Thompson because he was mean – and, plus, he was a smoker!

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: Grabbed me immediately and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Brigette: It grabbed me immediately with the animated opening credits, but it went up and down in terms of holding my interest for the rest of the film.

Morgan: It grabbed me immediately. It was a really intense film!

Gable: It was quite a good film from the start. It was extremely intense, though, the whole way through.

Favorite quote:

Pete:
Little Russ: “Tubular!”
Big Russ: “He’s only 12 and already thinking about construction.”

Brigette & Gable: “They broke up for religious reasons. He thought he was God and she disagreed.” – Amy Szalinski

Morgan:
Russ: “Szalinski, your lawns beginning to look like the Amazon.”
Wayne: “Yeah, producing oxygen Russ. We’re all got to do our part. You know the jungles are receeding everywhere.”

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: You can listen to James Horner’s score of the film on YouTube here. And if you like dancing while cleaning your kitchen, here’s Nick Kamen’s Turn It Up.

Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?

Brigette: We saw the sequel to this film, Honey, I Blew Up The Baby, first. Then we watched Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves which is the third film in the series. Although we watched them all out of order, it didn’t seem to make much of a difference to the enjoyment of them and I actually liked Honey, I Blew Up The Baby the best of the lot.

How was the ending?

Pete: Very “Disney” and enjoyable.

Brigette: Saccharin.

Morgan: Happy.

Gable: A happy ending to an intense film.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Everyone has potential.

Brigette: Your family should be a bigger priority than your work.

Morgan: You should cherish the things you have because someday, they might get shrunken!

Gable: If you do what you feel is best for yourself, you will find yourself where you feel is best for you.

Did you learn anything?

Gable: The Latin name for “earthworm.”

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Disney fans, or fans of films from the 1980’s.

Brigette: People who need a reminder of what happens when your priorities get out of whack.

Morgan: Those who plan to watch the other “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!” films or those who would like to know what it is like to be small.

Gable: People who enjoyed reading the Borrowers series and people who are interested by “little” people.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Amy Szalinski Won’t Eat Her Cereal

Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)

honey cp

Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Matilda Bay Brewery’s Beez Neez

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Lego Sleep-Out

Honey I Shrunk The Kids archi detail

Where would you go to explore, if you were small?

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