History Film / HoneyIShrunkTheKids

16th Jul '16 11:59:30 PM TitoMosquito
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** Inverted in the first film, Russ Jr. and Ron saw one of their dad's brand of cigarettes, and knows that he only smokes when he's really worried about something, giving each other a knowing glance.



* HopeSpot: The kids find themselves right under the Szalinskis as they're looking for them, and they call out to them. Unfortunately they can't hear the kids, and they walk back in side.

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* HopeSpot: The kids find themselves right under the Szalinskis as they're looking for them, and they call out to them. Unfortunately they can't hear the kids, and they walk back in side.inside.


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** In ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'', after Wayne and Gordon fell into the onion dip:
-->'''Wayne:''' They're teenage girls, how much could they eat?\\
''[a ''group'' of girls swarm in and dip chips]''
15th Jul '16 7:26:57 PM ThePocket
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* DemotedToExtra: Amy only briefly appears in ''Honey, I Blew Up The Kid'', and [[PutOnABus leaves for college]] before the end of the first act.
* DisasterDominoes

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* DemotedToExtra: Amy only briefly appears in ''Honey, I Blew Up The Kid'', and [[PutOnABus leaves for college]] before the end of the first act.
act. Including the scene at all seemed to be mostly an excuse to get Diane out of the house again.
* DisasterDominoesDisasterDominoes: How the plot gets kicked off, every time.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the third film, Adam and Mitch look at a magazine that Adam thinks would get him in trouble with his dad and that the parents can't see from their angle on the floor. [[spoiler: Wayne crawls up on the magazine after the boys leave and discovers its a regular issue of ''Sports Illustrated.'' Wayne seems nearly as upset as he would have been if it really had turned out to be a {{Playboy}}, though not because of what the magazine turned out to be, but because Adam would think he'd be so upset about it. This is what starts Wayne's character growth in this film and makes him start to realize that he needs to let Adam pursue his own interests instead of forcing him into the sciences; his own son is actually afraid of him finding out he likes Sports Illustrated.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the third film, Adam and Mitch look at a magazine that Adam thinks would get him in trouble with his dad and that the parents can't see from their angle on the floor. [[spoiler: Wayne crawls up on the magazine after the boys leave and discovers its a regular issue of ''Sports Illustrated.'' Wayne seems nearly as upset as he would have been if it really had turned out to be a {{Playboy}}, though not because of what the magazine turned out to be, but because Adam would think he'd be so upset about it. This is what starts Wayne's character growth in this film and makes him start to realize that he needs to let Adam pursue his own interests instead of forcing him into the sciences; his own son is actually afraid of him finding out he likes Sports Illustrated.he's into sports.]]



* EurekaMoment: After using a baseball bat to shoo a bee (which Nick and Russ are riding on)...
-->'''Wayne:''' Wait a second... Nick doesn't play baseball. ''[looks up at his attic/lab, which the window broke]''

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* EurekaMoment: EurekaMoment:
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After using a baseball bat to shoo a bee (which Nick and Russ are riding on)...
-->'''Wayne:''' --->'''Wayne:''' Wait a second... Nick doesn't play baseball. ''[looks up at his attic/lab, which the window broke]''broke]''
** The balloon hanging by Adam's crib gives Wayne the idea for why Sterling's version of his ray is blowing things up instead of... well, blowing things up.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Nick [[FencePainting "letting"]] Tommy use the lawnmower, which he says he'll do "later".

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Nick [[FencePainting "letting"]] Tommy use the lawnmower, which he says he'll do "later"."later".
** Adam is quite the little escape artist, and prone to getting into other people's stuff and breaking it, even by toddler standards. This helps set up what a danger he is once he gets really big.
** There's a lingering shot of the Hard Rock Cafe as Wayne drives home.



* {{Retcon}}: Making objects big is apparently a stumbling block in the sequel, even though not only did the shrink ray work in reverse just fine before, it even succeeded in making normal objects giant-sized in the epilogue. When Wayne steals his original shrink ray to make Diane giant, he still has to filter the laser through a Coke bottle.



* SequelNonEntity: The Thompsons after the first movie, only mentioned once by Nick in passing.
** A bit of a JustifiedTrope since Wayne and his family move. There's no reason to think their neighbors, the Thompsons, would move with them.

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* SequelNonEntity: SequelNonEntity:
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The Szalinskis have moved between the first two films, so the Thompsons after the first movie, only mentioned once by Nick in passing.
** A bit of
don't make a JustifiedTrope since Wayne and his family move. There's no reason to think their neighbors, the Thompsons, would move with them. second appearance.



* TimTaylorTechnology: Inverted; the shrink ray only works by using ''less'' power. Or at least emitting less heat.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: Inverted; the shrink ray only works by using ''less'' power. Or at least emitting less heat. A similar issue occurs in the sequel, where Sterling's ray exposes the subject to too much energy too quickly, which Wayne solves by filtering it through a Coke bottle.
24th Jun '16 7:50:05 PM ThePocket
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* ArtistisLicenseBiology: Anty and the bee are both referred to as "he", when in reality worker ants and bees -- basically any specimen you'd see outside the colony/hive -- are female. While this could be an in-universe mistake on the kids' part, Nick seems learned enough to know better.

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* ArtistisLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology: Anty and the bee are both referred to as "he", when in reality worker ants and bees -- basically any specimen you'd see outside the colony/hive -- are female. While this could be an in-universe mistake on the kids' part, Nick seems learned enough to know better.
24th Jun '16 7:49:18 PM ThePocket
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* ArtistisLicenseBiology: Anty and the bee are both referred to as "he", when in reality worker ants and bees -- basically any specimen you'd see outside the colony/hive -- are female. While this could be an in-universe mistake on the kids' part, Nick seems learned enough to know better.



** Two take a "ride" on a bee. They are flown all over the yard, which to them is 3 miles long. Despite the fact that in comparison size that bee is traveling at well over two hundred miles per hour, they do a remarkable job of hanging on. After their shrinking escapade, think of all the money they'll save by just grabbing onto an airplane rather than having to pay fare to sit inside.
*** The error here actually lies with perceived time. Their smaller brains/bodies should function proportionally faster, so the perceived time is longer with the distance. In this sense the bee ride and much of the film are 'accurate' with the exception of this concept.
** Surface tension

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** Two take a "ride" on a bee. They are flown all over the yard, which to them is 3 miles long. Despite the fact that in comparison size that bee is traveling at well over two hundred miles per hour, they do a remarkable job of hanging on. After their shrinking escapade, think of all Maybe it's the money they'll save by just grabbing onto an airplane rather than having to pay fare to sit inside.
*** The error here actually lies with perceived time. Their smaller brains/bodies should function proportionally faster, so the perceived time is longer with the distance. In this sense the bee ride and much
lack of the film are 'accurate' with the exception of this concept.
** Surface tension
wind resistance.



%%* BeeAfraid

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%%* BeeAfraid* BeeAfraid: A giant bee accidentally picks up Nick when he's stuck in a flower, and



* ChekhovsGun: Nick's love of Oatmeal Creme Pies.



* FencePainting: Nick convinces his friend Tommy to pay ''him'' for the privilege of mowing the Szalinskis' lawn because he gets to do it with a cool remote controlled lawnmower.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Nick [[FencePainting "letting"]] Tommy use the lawnmower, which he says he'll do "later".



** The epilogue shows the Szalinskis and the Thompsons eating a turkey that was clearly blown up to double size with the shrink ray. And then Quark is shown with a ''massive'' dog biscuit.



* TimTaylorTechnology: Inverted; the shrink ray only works by using ''less'' power. Go figure.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: Inverted; the shrink ray only works by using ''less'' power. Go figure.Or at least emitting less heat.



* YourSizeMayVary: Nick mentions they're a quarter of an inch tall, but they're still able to ride a bee, and an ant, and fit inside a cheerio.

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* YourSizeMayVary: Nick mentions they're a quarter of an inch tall, but the bulk of the film treats them like they're still able to ride a bee, less than half that size and an ant, and fit inside a cheerio.
barely visible to the naked eye. The film sticks to that scale pretty consistently, though, so maybe Nick's calculations were just off.
24th Apr '16 9:10:53 AM MrStath2015
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: While Russ Sr has some legitimate issues with living next door to the Szalinskis, he also takes exception to the incredibly average sight of Amy ''dancing in the kitchen while cleaning''.



* BrokenGlassPenalty: Ron tries to make a run for it after breaking the Szalinski's window, but Russ Jr. catches him and drags him back over to apologize. On the flip side, Ron's baseball somehow fixes the problem with the shrink ray.

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* BrokenGlassPenalty: Ron tries to make a run for it after breaking the Szalinski's window, but Russ Jr. catches him and drags him back over to apologize. On the flip side, Ron's baseball somehow fixes the problem with the shrink ray.
22nd Apr '16 1:49:24 AM KJMackley
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* ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' (1997): A DirectToVideo effort in which the adults are the ones shrunk.

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* ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' (1997): A DirectToVideo effort Wayne ends up shrinking himself along with Diane, his brother and sister in which the adults are the ones shrunk.law. Now they have to navigate their cavernous home as pre-teen Adam throws a WildTeenParty. Went DirectToVideo.
16th Apr '16 6:19:19 AM LadyYuki
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* DemotedToExtra: Amy only briefly appears in ''Honey, I Blew Up The Kid'', and is PutOnABus before the end of the first act.

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* DemotedToExtra: Amy only briefly appears in ''Honey, I Blew Up The Kid'', and is PutOnABus [[PutOnABus leaves for college]] before the end of the first act.



* [[spoiler:ILied / [[IsThatWhatHeToldYou That's Not What She Told Me]]:]] Mae told Russ Sr. that Russ Jr. didn't make the team, which Russ Sr. was upset over. [[spoiler:Later in the movie, while talking to the cops, Mae slipped that Russ Jr. actually quit but was afraid to tell his dad.]]

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* [[spoiler:ILied ILied / [[IsThatWhatHeToldYou That's Not What She Told Me]]:]] Mae Me]]: [[spoiler:Mae told Russ Sr. that Russ Jr. didn't make the team, which Russ Sr. was upset over. [[spoiler:Later Later in the movie, while talking to the cops, Mae slipped that Russ Jr. actually quit but was afraid to tell his dad.]]



** In the ''Honey, I Blew Up the Kid'', when Wayne and Diane are looking for the boxed-up shrink ray in the warehouse, there is a very clear shot of him standing in front of a crate labeled [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk "ARK OF THE COVENANT"]].

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** In the ''Honey, I Blew Up the Kid'', when Wayne and Diane are looking for the boxed-up shrink ray in the warehouse, there is a very clear shot of him standing in front of a crate labeled [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk "ARK OF THE COVENANT"]].



* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Russ Sr. is happy that Ron so psyched about the fishing trip and wonders why can't Russ Jr. be like him. Mae just tells him to give him a chance.

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* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Russ Sr. is happy wishes that Ron so psyched Russ. Jr. was as excited about the fishing trip and wonders why can't Russ Jr. be like him. Mae just tells him to give him a chance.(and sports in general) as Ron.
27th Mar '16 9:08:37 AM MacronNotes
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* ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' (1994): A Ride/DisneyThemeParks ThreeDMovie ShortFilm. Wayne's being honored as Inventor of the Year, but some demos of his latest inventions go wild...and TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou! (At Walt Disney World in Florida, a new character from this film, Dr. Nigel Channing [played by Eric Idle], was subsequently incorporated into other attractions in its host pavillion at Epcot.)

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* ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' (1994): A Ride/DisneyThemeParks ThreeDMovie ShortFilm. Wayne's being honored as Inventor of the Year, but some demos of his latest inventions go wild...and TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou! (At Walt Disney World in Florida, a new character from this film, Dr. Nigel Channing [played by Eric Idle], was subsequently incorporated into other attractions in its host pavillion at Epcot.)
20th Mar '16 5:45:35 PM EBsessed
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* WouldHurtAChild: Dr. Hendrickson's team in the second film, try to tranquilize giant toddler Adam by firing ''giant tranquilzer darts'' at him. They end up electrocuting him in the process. Diane is understandably [[MamaBear far less than pleased]] and she makes sure they know it.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Russ Sr. is happy Ron so psyched about the fishing trip. He wonders why can't Russ Jr. be like Ron. Mae just tells him to give him a chance.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Dr. Hendrickson's team in the second film, try film tries to tranquilize giant toddler Adam by firing ''giant tranquilzer darts'' at him. They end up electrocuting him in the process. Diane is understandably [[MamaBear far less than pleased]] and she makes sure they know it.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Russ Sr. is happy that Ron so psyched about the fishing trip. He trip and wonders why can't Russ Jr. be like Ron.him. Mae just tells him to give him a chance.
20th Mar '16 5:38:13 PM EBsessed
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** The male cop in the first film, all he says is "mm-hmm".
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