*batteries not included (1987)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy


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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.


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11 July 2007 | gblues-1
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| This isn't a Spielberg movie. It's a live-action Pixar movie!
I must admit, I was a kid when this movie came out, but I never saw it as a kid. I watched it for the first time today--with 20 intervening years since the film came out. And I think that perspective shines a new light into this old chestnut.

If you'll look at the writing credits, you'll notice that the head writer is none other than one Brad Bird, who today works for Pixar. *Batteries Not Included might be sappy for a Spielberg flick, but it is right on target for Brad Bird. Rather than comparing it to E.T. or Cocoon, this movie is more properly compared to The Iron Giant and Toy Story--two movies that successfully bring out the humanity in inanimate objects.

If this movie came out in 2007 instead of 1987, you'd probably see a Pixar logo on the trailer. For now, just pretend it's computer animated and enjoy the show!

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Genres

Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,326,530 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$32,945,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,088,797

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