Short Circuit

(1986)

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

‘Short Circuit’ Remake to Offer a Radical New Take on Johnny 5

1986's Short Circuit is a cute, sometimes funny riff on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that never feels dangerous or all that threatening given the fact that it basically falls in line with The Terminator's backstory in terms of non-sentient beings gaining intelligence. Johnny 5 becomes self aware, but he wants to love, not destroy the human race.

Short Circuit was released May 9th, 1986.

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