Mannequin

I was quite looking forward to watching this — sure, I didn’t think it would be anything amazing, but I remembered it being fun, in the same way that Weird Science is. I’d completely forgotten that James Spader was in this too — so make that two movies they did together in 1987, the other one being Less Than Zero — and he plays such a weird character, sorta like some sort of business-y take on Urkel (of Family Matters fame). Pretty much all of the other roles he was doing at the time amounted to the same sort of creep, so it was a bit of a shock to see him like this. As expected, it’s not a great movie, but it has its put-a-smile-on-your-face moments, like the music montage in the middle, and of course that Starship song at the end (I kept waiting for it to pop up).

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.