In light of some recent Flubber support in the groups section; I believe I need to put my 2 cents in.
I was excited about this film; it had some real potential...alas it's potential wasn't realised.
I wanted it to be about the creation of a cute looking green creature that unleashed havoc on the world...it started off as this but soon turned.
My first main criticism is, there wasn't enough of Flubber, (the human shaped version). It danced around for a little bit but that was it; there was no story and it just it wasnt humanised enough. The main part of the film concentrated on the little dots of Flubber used to make people bounce high. I wanted anthropomorphy and I wasn't given it.
Secondly; half way through it turned into a bad sports/under dog film like a poor man's 'Mighty Ducks'.
Thirdly, too much time was spent on the love story between the two human protagonists. It was a kids movie; I didnt want to see a struggeling couple and the onset of early dementia...I wanted to see a little green boy riding a motor bike or playing on the play station.
It just consistently fell short and left me feeling a crestfallen and disappointed as a fat kid at Willy Wonka's funeral.