Bugs on Film
Honey I Shrunk The Kids U
What would it be like to be the size of insects? Find out in this 80s classic fantasy adventure about a scientist father who accidentally shrinks his and two other neighbourhood teens down to miniscule size!
Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is an eccentric inventor trying to develop a shrinking machine, but has so far only managed to invent an exploding one. But when his kids knock a baseball through his laboratory window, they activate the machine and are inadvertently shrunk to a quarter of an inch high! To make matters worse, when Wayne sees the mess but not his kids, he inadvertently sweeps them into the dustbin. With the newly tiny youngsters tossed out with the trash, they must now survive the long journey home across the lawn, their backyard transformed into a dangerous battleground full of new adversaries including ants, a bee, sprinkler systems and more!
A deft balance between special effects, comedy, and family dynamics, Honey I Shrunk the Kids makes for epic fantasy frills and spills, and a neat eco-learning quest in the best Disney tradition.
- Before the film why not to join Fred McVittie from Cornish Edible Insects for a free insect tasting workshop in our Café/Bar (Fri 11 Aug 10:00 - 12:00).
All screenings of Honey I Shrunk The Kids will be preceded by a screening of DepicT! film Webbed (Dir: Nick Rowell, Gabriel Farnese, 2014, 1min).