Short Circuit (1986)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi


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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.


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13 October 2003 | Methodless_Man
8
| This movie has been under-rated
This is NOT one of the best movies of all time, and I am not going to try to tell you that it is, however, this movie has been made well and considering it was made in 1986, it's funny. It's not 2003 funny, but it IS 1986 hilarious. The movie kept me laughing enough, and I felt that the ending was also a nice one. I'm not going to spoil the movie as to what makes the ending great, but I liked the way the movie ended.

I also think that the type of people who would enjoy this movie are the people who feel like Newton Crosby. He's devoted his entire life to something (science and technology), just to have others who used to be devoted to it steal it all away from him. It's almost like the whole movie you want to score one for the little guy. Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. This movie kind of captures that, and if you watch the movie with that intent, it does keep the viewer intrigued.

The movie also makes you appreciate what your life is, when you see just what the robot can do, and you realize just what your mind is capable of.

All in all, I think I found it a lot more touching than it should have been, because it was 3:15am when I started watching it, and I THINK I watched the movie Pi right before it.

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,346,808 11 May 1986

Gross USA:

$40,697,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,697,761

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