Three sentence movie reviews: Real Genius

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”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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