I did not see this in my 80s youth, so I had no feelings of nostalgia flowing through me as I watched this. It hasn’t aged well. Upon reflection, I’ve decided that the popcorn scene was probably truly amazing in 1985 in a way that CGI has totally ruined.*
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home, with Matt, who didn’t like it much, either.
*I mean, really! They had to pop all that popcorn! People were employed to figure out a way to do that! The actual popping! Not the making computers make it look like popcorn was popping.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1985/real_genius.html
I hate this poster. It’s one of those posters that matches the theme of the movie, but not the movie itself. That building and window wasn’t in the movie!
3 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: Real Genius”
My husband is convinced that I love this movie and I’m not sure why. I don’t hate it, but I’ve never thought of it as particularly good. I do find the bit with the “guy who lives in our closet, no questions asked” pretty amusing though. I agree about the popcorn and about how bad the poster is.
I have a guy living in my closet, don’t you? 🙂
Hmmmm…I think I have seen this on TV at some point in my rather distant past. I’m not surprised it hasn’t aged well. I rather like Jan’s comment, though!