Friday 18 March 2011

Movie: Short Circuit

Number 5 / Johnny 5
Image from hexus
From my favourite childhood movies, I met my favourite robot of all time, Number 5 (Johnny 5). From Johnny 5, I learn to be a good boy, be a good person, and love the world. He may not be very pretty from the first look, but he is so cute in the movies. Anyone who watches the movies will grow to love him in a very short time!

Why am I writing about it? Because there is a very exciting news I happen to find while searching for the theme song of Johnny 5's first movie, Short Circuit, and that song is Bee Gee's More Than A Woman.

I grow to love this song mainly because of Johnny 5. Honestly, it is very hard to say how much I love this robot, what he did to make me love him so much. He is like a friend, who spent years with me while I watched and rewatched his movies, then I also used my LEGO to make a toy of him and brought him with me anywhere I went. At that time, LEGO already had enough small parts for me to make one very similar to him.

Image from sfweekly
I have never forgotten about him, as he is always in my mind. When I saw Wall-e again, I was immediately reminded of Johnny 5 again!

Image from azeemkhan
The first movie talks about one of the soldier robots called Number 5 manufactured by a military group was struck by lightning one night and therefore didn't follow orders and started operating by itself. The robot learned to read everything he came across and developed an understanding of the human world, and because the robot was very hi-tech, it even developed feelings and love as it spent time with a girl called Stephanie. Then of course, the military group felt the potential danger of this robot and sent out to search for Number 5 and wanted to destroy it. And here's the trailer of the first movie.

The sequel talks about Number 5, now called Johnny 5 as he gave himself a name, went to New York to spend time with his military group old friend Ben. Since Johnny 5 used to live in the village and this was the first time to visit the city, he found many things very new, and he made some bad friends who cheated him in committing crimes. These bad friends later turned ugly and wanted to destroy Johnny 5 as well, and the story continued.

Okay, so, what is the very exciting news? Well, Wikipedia said this!!!!

"IMDb currently has the Short Circuit remake listed as a 2011 release. According to the page, the set storyline is described as being an updated re-imagining of the classic John Badham film where Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a troubled young boy, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive. There is currently no cast information, only a confirmation that Steve Carr will be directing."

And this is true!!!! Here is the page!!!! This time though, it will not be Stephanie, but a "troubled young boy". Let's hope he is not Justin Bieber! But even if he will be this boy, I will still watch this movie! I love Johnny 5 so much and I really miss him!

That reminds me that I should get the DVDs! If not, I will download them again! Cos my VHS tapes are super moulded!

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Short Circuit (1986) @ IMDb

Short Circuit 2 (1988) @ IMDb

Short Circuit @ Wikipedia

Short Circuit 2 @ Wikipedia

Short Circuit 1 Trailer @ YouTube

Short Circuit 2 trailer @ YouTube

bee gees - more than a woman @ YouTube

Short Circuit (2011) @ IMDb

Short Circuit @ Locky's English Playground's YouTube Channel