Short Circuit


Johnny 5 is alive and on Blu-ray

After a limited DVD run, reboot rumours and years spent languishing in nostalgic purgatory, the archetypal ’80s robot reaches Blu-ray.

Built by the US army to win the Cold War, something shorts in Johnny 5’s circuits, turning him into a goofball obsessed with quoting The Three Stooges.

Escaping the military base with Steve Guttenberg and another Police Academy alumnus in tow, the walking Atari causes cute mayhem and hits it off with Ally Sheedy.

John Badham’s Pinocchio story is sweet, silly and now charmingly old-fashioned.

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