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Family Friendly Sci-Fi: Absent-Minded Professors Edition

Yes, I know Flubber isn’t a traditional Halloween movie. It’s not scary by any stretch of the imagination. It’s family friendly sci-fi so it counts! Plus it’s my blog so I can do what I want!

Disney loved its remakes even back in the nineties when they remade their 60s comedy, The Absent-Minded Professor. I have never seen the original and am only familiar with the 90s update, Flubber.

College Professor Phillip Brainard’s (Robin Williams) life is a series of accidents. He accidentally misses his wedding to Sarah (Marcia Gay Harden) in favor of tinkering in his lab where he accidentally creates flying rubber AKA Flubber.
Fed up with being left at the altar, Sarah ends things with Philip allowing his old partner Wilson Croft (Christopher McDonald) to make his move. Throw in a father willing to do anything to get his son good grades, a lovesick robot and two Home Alone -esque henchmen, and you have a fun sci-fi action flick for the entire family to enjoy!

I enjoyed this one. It’s even better than I remembered! It’s so funny and Robin Williams is always fun to watch. A certain character’s demise is sadder than it has a right to be. Jodie Benson (Voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) is wonderful as Weebo.

This movie is great for families. Content issues include one use of damn. Phillip accidentally walks into a life drawing class in session. You don’t see anything personal. And Flubber forms himself to a woman’s butt and mimics her movement. Other than that, there’s no other issues. You can stream Flubber now on Disney Plus!

Yeah. I know Honey, I Shrunk The Kids isn’t a Halloween movie technically speaking, but it does have giant bugs which might scare young children so I’m counting it! The dinosaurs, Wizards, aliens, and ghosts are coming soon. Once again, it’s my site and I can do what I want!

Inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) has invented a shrink ray that tends to blow things up rather than shrink them. But he’s about to discover that his invention works when it shrinks both his kids and the neighbor kids from next door.
After being tossed in the trash and left in the jungle AKA the backyard, the kids have to work together to survive the backyard dangers and get back to the house alive.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a very cute movie. It’s funny and even has a bit of romance as well. It’s not scary for older kids and definitely not scary for adults. Though seeing big bugs onscreen might scare younger children. There’s a death involving an ant that’s sadder than it has any right to be. It’s a fun mostly light-hearted sci-fi comedy for the entire family. You can stream it now on Disney Plus.

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