Before watching the movie:
I’m a bit surprised at the fact that I only heard of this movie in the last decade. An eighties comedy sci-fi(ish) adventure about a cute robot coming to life seems like the sort of thing I would have been watching once a week as a child. In fact, I only became aware of its existence and cult status after meeting the internet hivemind that loves this movie.
Now that I’m actually going to watch it, all I can think of is that lightning doing magical things to machines seems dated even for the 80s.