“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (1989)

Managing to be both a wacky kid’s film, and a surprisingly gripping adventure film simultaneously, this film is an entertaining ride, and one that will keep both kids and adults enthused by the screen, although likely for different reasons. Through the usage of giant sets, animatronics, and stop-motion, the effects used to make the backyard seem so massive and forest like are rather incredible and immersive. Rick Moranis was the perfect casting decision to play Wayne Szalinski. The action set pieces are well thought out, surprisingly pretty intense for a kid’s film, and most importantly, actually manage to be memorable. This is a simple, straightforward adventure comedy that works both as a film, and as a visual treat.

Rating: 4/5

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