Absent-minded professor invents “flying rubber” i.e. flubber. Hilarity ensues.
What I Liked
Robin Williams pulls out all his comic genius for this Disney pic without going over the top as the absent-minded professor. The phrase “hilarity ensues” is overused normally but is an understatement for this movie, suitable in most respects for kids of all ages. The humour is either slap-stick style or straight-faced silly conversations, so we’re not talking rocket-science here and most kids will laugh hysterically at the final slapstick scenes, while more high-browed adults will cover their mouths with their hands and pretend they’re not.
Main characters include Marcia Gay Harden as the professor’s true love, and a slimy Wil Wheaton (from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stand By Me fame) playing the son of a crook trying to steal the technology (if you love Wil, you’ll want to see the movie anyway; if you hate Wil, you HAVE to see this movie!). » Read the rest