Dante's particular blend of post-modern genius is well served by this inspired concoction of Martin & Lewis style mismatched buddy comedy, updated Fantastic Voyage extravaganza & 80s Spielbergian blockbuster. The larger than life supporting characters, physical comedy of Martin Short & the director's own limitless imagination ensure that the film is never just a lazy effects effort, but a witty & even subversive joy.
Una buena muestra del talento y la mala leche del menospreciado Joe Dante. Detras de la apariencia de tipico producto comercial hollywoodense, el cine de Dante siempre ha sido mucho màs cinico y malicioso que el de colegas suyos como Spielberg, Cameron, Zemeckis, etc.
Martin Short has a great moment at the end, as he processes that he saved Dennis Quaid's character, that Meg Ryan loves Dennis Quaid & has no interest in him, and accepts it. No dialogue, just a subtle change in his smile.
Great fun. Dennis quaid doin his best Harrison Ford and Martin Short showing his great comedic acting chops. Oh and the inventive imagination of Dante at his peak. Great lil film and great effex that still hold up. And overlooked aspect of Spielbergs career is his producing credits and the crop of young directors he mentored and groomed and championed.