Paul Blart Director Steve Carr Hired for the Short Circuit Remake
by Alex Billington
October 27, 2009
This right here, this is when we know this movie is going to suck. Say what you will, but there's no giving Steve Carr the benefit of the doubt on this one. Besides directing the pile of crap known as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, his other credits include Are We Done Yet?, Rebound, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Next Friday. Sure, the script, written by "Robot Chicken" writer Dan Milano, might not be that bad, but Carr is going to screw it up. This Short Circuit remake is going to go onto his filmography right there along with the others as yet another piece of crap. This finally confirms what we knew all along - this remake will suck!
Variety says that "the remake is a robot reboot that brings the iconic Johnny 5 into the 21st century." Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny 5 develops a conscience and personality after being hit by lightning. He befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family. Normally I'd like to be optimistic and say that maybe it has a chance of being fun, but this time I've just got to accept reality, and Steve Carr is not going to deliver a good movie. The original was classic because it's a campy 80's kids movie that we all saw as kids. But remade nowadays by the Paul Blart director, there's just no chance it'll be any good, sorry!