Johnny 5 Returns

moviesI haven't thought much about Johnny 5 lately. I was 12 years old when I first saw "Short Circuit" and I loved it. The Stonecutters were right to make Steve Guttenberg a star.

The best part of "Short Circuit" was Johnny 5. Johnny 5 was number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab who was electrocuted, suddenly became intelligent, and escaped.

There was a sequel, which wasn't as good even though it was shot in Toronto, but it's been about 20 years since I spent any time with Johnny 5. Thanks to Pixar, that's all changing this summer.

Johnny 5 is everywhere, only now they're calling him WALL-E. Trust me, "WALL-E" is simply a cleverly marketed "Short Circuit 3". Here's Johnny 5...

Johnny 5

And here's WALL-E...

WALL-E

Johnny 5 is alive!


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Steve

Johnny 5 was the first thing that popped into my head too. The movies are a guilty pleasure and I think I loved them mainly for the Toronto landmarks (like when Johnny 5 is flying above the city, etc.). I read online they are remaking the movie, which I suspect is going to lead to much irony when this generation's kids think Short Circuit is a rip off of Wall-E.

June 28, 2008 @ 12:39 PM

James Edgar

I was thinking Johnny 5 too. Stupid movie but I liked it.

June 28, 2008 @ 4:28 PM

Christine

Johnny 5 was the first thing I thought when I saw a picture of Wall-E.

Personally I loved the Fisher Stevens character in that movie. :)

June 30, 2008 @ 1:29 AM

Toronto Mike

Who was most known back then for dating Michelle Pfieffer.

June 30, 2008 @ 9:45 AM

The_Voice

Wall-E also equals to E.T... there's definite influences from both films in this one.

Wall-E gets a 10 out of 10 on my rating scale.

July 3, 2008 @ 6:34 PM

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