Parents' Guide to

Son of Flubber

By Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun, harmless sequel to the Disney classic.

Movie G 1963 103 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Just as bad as the first!

This movie was HORRIBLY gross! If you wanna throw up watch it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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While somewhat meandering, SON OF FLUBBER offers plenty of fun for kids and some entertaining diversion for adults. The two movies follow the same basic formula, in which a professor comes up with a revolutionary invention that not only bails his college out of its financial problems, but also helps its lame duck team score a win. That formula worked terrifically the first time. It might have worked again, with football taking the place of basketball, if the writers hadn't fumbled.

The movie starts slowly, setting up a number of situations that ultimately have no resolution. More than likely, none of this will bother younger viewers. They'll be entranced by Brainard's cloud-producing ray and an overinflated football player bouncing into the end zone.

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