Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weird Science




I think Weird Science would be my favorite of the John Hughes-directed films of the 1980's. Although Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck are quite spectacular as well. I wouldn't say Weird Science was the "best" of the bunch, but it's still my favorite. I've found that a lot of the movies that I ended up revisiting the most feature a couple of nerdy/misfit/outcast friends/brothers in some kind of wacky misadventures. Put Strange Brew, Wayne's World or Bill and Ted, Lebowski (it counts) on in front of me and I will stop anything I'm doing and stay put until the credits roll. (Once I can own it and watch it on a regular basis, the critically maligned Pineapple Express will be added to that list as well.)

In addition to Weird Science being loaded with nerdiriffic shenaningans, there is also some great and hilarious dialog between Garry, Wyatt and their digitally-created Frankenbroad Lisa. I've also always felt there were some great casting choices in Weird Science; Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, Michael Berryman and that chick from Night of the Creeps, Return of the Living Dead II and Killer Klowns From Outer Space - that's good casting if I ever saw it.

Anyway, I've said enough for one post, but while I'm talking Hughes, I just need to state, for the record, that it is my opinion that The Breakfast Club has by far the worst out-of-nowhere dance scene in the history of time and space. I cringed so hard the first time I saw that scene that my face has still not fully recovered. It's caused some problems for me over the years. Oh, and Ally Sheedy was much hotter before they Ringwalded her up at the end. Thank you for listening, I had to get that off my chest.


You're stewed, buttwad!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God! Someone else prefers emotionally challenged, dandruffy Ally!

By the way, we left you something special on our blog. See? Sometimes all you have to do is ask.

Mark
Mary Shelley Overdrive

Drew said...

Hey man, great blog! I was wondering if I could ask a favor of you...can you possibly re-post the "Chopping Mall" soundtrack that you posted last year. I just found it on your blog, but the link doesn't seem to be working! I apologize for commenting on this post regarding "Chopping Mall", but I didnt know how else to reach you! Thanks man, please let me know...

-Drew
Luskateradactyl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!
I'd like to request Farscape Classics: Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Good luck, and thanks in advance!

Tom

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Phelpster thanks. Oddly this is one of those soundtracks that I didn't know I wanted until I saw it.

Since you were going on about your favorite Hughes films. I would like to state. My favorites are Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful.

Beavis said...

Thanks a ton. Weird Science is indeed the best John Hughes movie, if not the greatest 80's teen movie type thing ever. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

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Diogenes said...

Yo Phelpster, as Tommy Turner told Pee Wee in Porky's II the link is "deader than a f***in' doornail!" Can we possibly get a new link for this one please! Thanks man. Luvya Bro!! ;)

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