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).

Published by Jean Snow

Project Manager at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.