The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.
Release Year: 1992
Rating: 4.4/10 (14,237 voted)
Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri
Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of 150 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land.
Writers: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna
Dr. Charles Hendrickson
Captain Ed Myerson
Release Date: 17 July 1992
Filming Locations: Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $11,000,000
Did You Know?
The scene when Adam was about to put the car in his mouth and Nick said, "Adam, don't eat us", was a nod to
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in which Nick said, "Dad, don't eat me".
Errors in geography:
After Adam leaves the house, the US Marshal indicates he is headed towards the Las Vegas Strip when he was actually headed towards Fremont St. which is in downtown Las Vegas.
Just who do you think you are talking to him like that?
Diane, let me handle this; Who do you think you are talking to me like that?
Sequel Slightly Better
Here's another example of the sequel being slightly better than the
original, at least in my humble opinion. However, the original ("Honey,
I Shrunk The Kids") was nothing super, not something you'd call a
"classic." It was "pretty good." This one is "good."
It had more laughs and less irritating kids. There is still the stupid
teen romance, but not emphasized as much as in the first movie. The
little kid in here, who is turned into a giant, is cute and affable and
his giggle is fun to hear.
The first 40 minutes of this film are the best. It gets a little too
silly after that. At the end, Disney succumbs to the craze of the early
'90s: having a woman punch out a man. In this case, it was nice mother
(Marcia Strassman.) Give me a break!
The special-effects were okay but not totally convincing. In fairness,
it's not easy trying to produce the effects of a 100-foot child walking
down the streets of Las Vegas, but they've still come along way from
the days of "The Attack Of The 50- Foot Woman" in 1958. However, there
is still room for FX improvement.
Overall, some good laughs in the film and – with one exception –