Nov 02 2011
You see, back when I was doing “crappy must see” movies there was just no way I could have added Real Genius. Simply because it’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Those of you that are a bit younger might remember the year 1985. That is when a slew of dumb comedy movies came out that absolutely kicked ass.
Right atop that list is Real Genius. If you want to see Val Kilmer being the best Val Kilmer he can be then you must see this film.
The film is set on the campus of Pacific Tech, a technical university similar to Caltech. Chris Knight (Kilmer) is a genius in his senior year working on a chemical laser. Mitch Taylor (Jarret) is a new student on campus who is paired up with Knight to work on the laser.
As you might guess, the laser is really being built for the government and to be used in warfare. Mitch and Chris have to figure out a way to stop their creation from being used. Kilmer’s character is basically a jokester, a genius whose given up on studying and trying to be perfect.
He instills this into his egghead roommate Mitch and together they learn to have fun.
The movie is awesome. I also happen to own 2 T-Shirts that Kilmer wore in this movie. One is “Surf Nicaragua” and the other is a Gorilla shirt.
View the trailer after the jump….
Please see this if you haven’t.
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