John & Becky’s Movie Review of Flash of Genius

Flash of GeniusBecky and I went to see the new movie Flash of Genius on Friday at the AMC theaters, in Highlands Ranch, CO. The MSN movie website at Flash of Genius describes the movie as follows:

“Greg Kinnear stars in director Marc Abraham’s man-against-the-system docudrama Flash of Genius as inventor Robert Kearns, the visionary who developed the modern intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns submitted the invention to each of the big three auto companies, each of which promptly rejected it; the companies then turned around and put the device to use. The enraged inventor spent several decades attempting to collect on his patent, and mounting lawsuits that traveled all the way to the Supreme…”

The Review
Flash of Genius is a great movie based on a true story about a University professor who had an idea to create the intermittent windshield wiper. He went to work in his basement with his family and talked with his friend who made millions of dollars as a car parts supplier to the big three automakers. Little did he know at the time, that Ford was going to steal his idea and leave him hanging with a boatload of debt rather than manufacturing the product for them.

Goblin Network AdThe acting is great in this movie, the story is unreal since Mr. Kearns decides to fight Ford Motor company against all odds and we were amazed at how important “ethics” were to this man, which is certainly something you won’t find in today’s society. The film drives that point home though early on when he opens the beginning of each classroom teaching with the responsibility of ethics as engineers. The cost though was incredible. We left wondering if it was worth losing so much that was dear to him to stand up against the company for his invention.

We would recommend seeing this movie and it’s definitely worth the price of admission. We both felt that it was great to see a really good movie for a change.

John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
_________________________________________________________________________ John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with JFR & Associates in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *