Big Baby

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid takes Disney’s Honey trilogy in a far bigger direction… literally. While Honey, I Shrunk the Kids focused entirely on shrinking, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid now focuses on enlarging. Which is a whole other kind of movie entirely. Even though the title makes it sound like a heartbreaking tragedy. Four years after Rick Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski perfected shrink technology, he now works in a fancy new laboratory where he tries to perfect a grow ray. Unfortunately, the machine backfires and ends up affecting his 2 year old son Adam. Along with the stuffed bunny he was testing it on. The entire Szalinski family returns, but Wayne’s wife Diane is still absent for a majority of the first act and their daughter Amy leaves for college. Nick is present, but he’s now a girl crazy teenager who’s into music. After blowing up the kid, Adam steadily grows more and more every time he comes into contact with electricity. Until all of Las Vegas becomes his own personal playground. The effects are once again very impressive. It may lack the small scale danger of the original, but Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is another childhood favorite of mine. I guarantee it’s the cutest version of Godzilla you’ll ever see.


Adam Szalinski stomps around Vegas

Preceded by: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids & Followed by: Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

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