Parachute pants, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Growing Pains, L.A. Gear, Breakfast Club....what do all of these have in common? They all helped define the 80s. Come take a fun "Journey" with me as we revisit the totally radical decade.
The 80s was the first decade that celebrated geeks and nerds. Alongside Nerds and Back to the Future, the movie Weird Science showed audiences how cool science geeks could be cool. John Hughes made a flurry of teen movies during this decade, and Weird Science may not be one of the better films he made, it sure is the goofiest.
Plus, the soundtrack fetures Oingo Boingo. You can't get anymore 80s than that.
Two geeks, Gary and Wyatt, are tired of being picked on by a pair of bullies (one of the jerks is played by Robert Downey Jr.). When they have the house to themselves for a weekend, they decide to build the perfect woman a la Frankenstein.
As they're using their computer, which is tied into the government's mainframe, a bolt of lightning strikes the house, and their creation comes to life. The gorgeous woman, played by Kelly LeBrock, utters, "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?"
They name their creation Lisa, who apparently also has superpowers.
She plans the biggest bash of the year to help Gary and Wyatt become cool. But really, all these two geeks want is to have girlfriends. Through manipulation and 1980s magic, our two heroes finally land their soulmates.