Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for: Jack Brown Genius

Jack Brown Genius (1995)

Writer: Tony Hiles, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Producer: Jamie Selkirk
Stars: Timothy Balme, Nicola Murphy, Edward Campbell, Stuart Devenie

This quirky romantic comedy tells the story of a thousand-year-old monk named Elmer who invades the brain of young inventor, Jack. Elmer is desperate to escape eternity in hell and persuades Jack to fly him to heaven.

Of course, as soon as Jack starts raving about flying and millennial monks, he’s dispatched to a mental institution. There he is quite happy to experiment with wing designs, determined to fly. But Jack isn’t left alone to pursue his quest for flight, and soon he’s crashing from cliffs, racing through burning buildings, plummeting from sky-scrapers and encountering deep passion.

Featuring early work from Weta Workshop, this is a rollicking adventure film that mixes fantasy, reality, whimsy and romance.


  1. A monk spending eternity in hell? Is there a movie that explains how that happened?

    Love the Weta workshop.

  2. Some guy named Peter Jackson co-wrote this, huh?

    I decided that if I learned from all my writing mistakes (not even the rest of my life mistakes, only writing), I'd be a genius by now. Alas, I'm not. So I guess I don't.

  3. What a collection of quirky ideas! Sounds like fun.

  4. Ha, that sounds funny! I almost can't believe Peter Jackson was involved.