“Flubber” is the 1900 Disney remake of the film “The Absent-Minded Professor” and falls quite nicely into what Disney would designate as a “family film”. I would suggest that it’ll delight certain members of the family much more than others but over all it’s a pretty harmless way to spend an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon. Professor Philip Brainard is the absent minded brain who whilst being able to create a talking hovering personal assistant cannot remember his own wedding day. His supposed bride to be is Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds, the dean of the local college which is facing financial ruin. One night Professor invents flubber (flying rubber) a luminous green slimy substance which boosts out hundreds of times for energy than is transferred to it. And then begins the usual round of madcap capers which litter this type of film. Two henchmen are sent to steal the flubber only to have themselves concussed by a flying golf ball and flying bowling ball, the school basketball team find themselves able to almost fly as Prof Brianard sticks tabs of flubber to their training shoes and then there’s the invention of the flying car which is to prove the solution to the school’s financial problems. Robin Williams is fine in this type of film although his sometimes-annoying antics will appeal to the children more than the adults. The rest of the cast just are worthy of any note at all, they all smile, grimace, shriek, laugh, fall over and kiss when required to but none of them are anymore than pantomime cardboard cut-outs. The only thing that is interesting is that the two henchmen sent to steal flubber which be noted by film fans as the Kurgan (from Highlander) and Jame Gumb (from Silence of the Lambs)! Quite a gruesome twosome! It says something for the film when I think the best character was the flying mini space saucer, Weebo, the sexily voiced personal assistant that plays short movie snippets to emphasis its feelings. Perhaps the Professor and school shouldn’t bother with some new invention like flubber the next time the need to raise a few hundred quid, but just invent several thousand Weebos!Read full review
flubber. great film for all the familyto enjoy A+++++
Allround great fun for the family. A++++ Classic film for the collection. Usual lol comedy from Robin Williams. suitable for all ages
great family film
i loved this film when i was younger and now my 4 year old has started watching it he loved it. so we will be watching this on christmas day together :) great funny film for the family to watch.
LOVED IT GREAT FILM,DECIDED TO BUY THIS FILM BECAUSE ROBIN WILLIAMS IS A GREAT ACTOR AND MY CHILD WANTED THIS FILM.REALLY FUNNY ONE TO SEE.