Film makers who you would think have no business making children’s films. The insane amount of star power in the original Spy Kids. Robert Rodriguez writing children’s movies for children. How to create an abundance of new sub-genres in a single stroke. Computer animation! Why a children’s film? A new Danny Elfman / Oingo Boingo song! The message of spy kids. Evil in disagreement: a fresh antagonist dynamic. Uncle Machete? How do you convince your friends to watch Spy Kids? Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! What ever happened to mad science? What the change in sci-fi and fantasy films tells us about science literacy. The terror in the backyard. Suspension of disbelief and the audience member that can’t play along. Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski. Honey I Blew Up the Kid. Honey We Shrunk Ourselves. The Honey I Shrunk the Audience. Premarital sex!
Also referenced: Sin City, The Singing Detective, Watchmen, Elektra Luxx, Women in Trouble, Repo: The Genetic Opera, World’s Greatest Dad, Halloween, Machete, Monk, Corlaine, Superman, Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead), Richard Linklater (A Scanner Darkly), Terminator, Four Rooms, Desperado, Interview with a Vampire, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Sherk, The Lawnmower Man, Indiana Jones, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Planet Terror, Weird Science, Real Genius, Jurassic Park, Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beakman’s World, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Mythbusters, Sunshine, The Fly, Captain America, Hot Fuzz, Buffy, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Twin Peaks, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Little Giants, Max Headroom, Eerie Indiana, Videodrome, William Castle (The House on Haunted Hill), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Cabin in the Woods
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Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Antonio Banderas, ALexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo
The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
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Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Stuart Gordo, Brian Yuzna, Ed Naha
Starring: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland
The scientist father of two teenage boys accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.