While Hollywood has been busy rebooting old franchises, how come this one did not blip on their radar. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 directorial debut of Joe Johnston – the director who gave us Jumanji, The Wolfman and the soon to be released Captain America.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (HISTK) is a very enjoyable comedy film where a wacky scientist Prof. Wayne Szalinski played by Rick Moranis invents a machine that accidentally shrinks his children and his neighbour’s kids. The giant-lawn sets, the animated bugs and especially the water sprinkler scene is very impressive.
Special effects were heavily used for the film, such as the electronically-controlled ants and bees. This is one film that the latest CGI effects can definitely make a much more enriching experience.
You can definitely exploit the benefits of stereoscopic 3D in this film. I am not encouraging Hollywood to take an exisiting good movie and ruin it with unecessary 3D like Clash of the Titans. You definitely need a solid plot to re-sell this comedy film for the current generation. However, all the material is already there to make an extraordinary family fun movie.