Is this "good" in the traditional sense? No. But it is a movie where every single frame shines with genuine care, effort, and love of filmmaking. I actually appreciate the original more now, because this remake helped me see it in a new light.
Important things to note about this movie:
- the opening scene is Tim Allen making his finger vibrate and sticking it in a glass of soda
- the boy's power is literally to inflate his body, like what deviantart level trash is this
- Tim Allen's performance seems to be crappily ripping off RDJ's "Iron Man", but that came out two years after this, so what gives
- there's no real conflict for the first hour
- there are like…
Y'know that bit at the end of 2001 where the guy is watching all the trippy visuals and he's almost seizing in his suit? For two hours and fifteen minutes, I was that guy.
There are so many points of comparison to be made - the works of Quentin Tarantino, Sharkboy And Lavagirl, Epic Rap Battles Of History. This film is all of them and more.
I can't imagine what it must have been like to see this movie in…