Title: Short Circuit 2
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Run time: 1hr 50m
We watched the first Short Circuit film back in April, and there were bits of it which rang a bell but I didn’t recognise a lot of it. I figured I had only seen the sequel and not the first. So, when Short Circuit 2 appeared on Netflix, we were ready to watch it, catch up with Johnny 5, and decide whether I had seen it or not.
1:19 – These drums at the beginning remind me of Thunderbirds.
2:29 – I don’t know that robots would sell on the street would they?
3:09 – Having said that, I do want a tiny robot. So cute.
8:50 – “Your merchandise is running away.”
10:54 – Ooh, sparkly.
12:37 – Love that they think 1902 makes for a historic building.
18:07 – Johnny 5!
19:40 – “…whole city full of input…”
22:37 – Tarzan! What an awful wakeup call!
27:04 – Aww, megabytes.
33:59 – “The city is nice but people get angry easily.”
42:32 – Indignant Johnny 5 is fun.
46:28 – His small talk/chat up lines are very impressive.
50:31 – Ha, if there’s anything Johnny 5 is not, it is Average Joe.
1:01:30 – Controlling the sign, bless!
1:08:18 – “Then I got greedy… er.”
1:15:03 – Love that the taxi driver has got into the musical treasure hunt too.
1:19:31 – You can’t fly model planes in the city, surely?
1:23:27 – Oh god, it’s like when they killed off Ted halfway through. Shouldn’t be allowed.
1:25:13 – It’s a big city when you’re looking for just a little robot.
1:28:23 – “Buck the kicket.”
1:31:41 – Woah, that was robot rage!
1:34:08 – It’s like an early version of the Segway.
1:36:43 – Did they call him Johnny just so they could do the Here’s Johnny line?
1:45:06 – I just realised this woman looks just like Emma Watson.
1:46:33 – Not such a fan of the gold look, I must say!
I don’t remember much of this one either! Just like with the first, scenes rang a bell, like speed-reading books and leaking blood/oil/fluid everywhere, but I couldn’t have told you the plot or the characters or anything as it went along. It was fun, like the first, although I did think they pulled on the emotional strings a bit too much – if that countdown was such a big deal, and it did reach zero, he really shouldn’t have been able to come back, right?