A Multimedia Celebration of Real Genius

Released during August of ’85 Real Genius has come to mean different things to different people, and some feel the need to create something. This is great for fans of the movie, because if you drift just a little off the center line you’ll be rewarded with some interesting discoveries. We did just that and here are a few of things we found.


Inspired by a shirtless Val Kilmer, penning some poetry was Anameroma’s way to express how she was feeling.

Real Genius

by Anameroma

There’s no fear in the place
I’m going to be in a few years,
In the time it takes to tune a piano,
In the decades of a dog’s wagging tail.
There’s nothing scary there.

When I’m as many years older
As there are seconds in a lightyear,
Or sound waves in wallpaper,
I’ll still be cock-a-doodle-doing perfectly
Dandy in a yellow-spotted bouncy way.

When I’ve said and written as many
Words as there are to say on an afternoon,
And when my heart’s as old and big
As orange and gold, as great as
A slide whistle going up, up, up, then,

I’ll see what I saw when I was
The size of a bright laugh:
That all the world, in its infantile grace,
(Even the places nearly shaded from sight)
Is bursting with unexplainable light.

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Demotivational Poster

Seeing it for the first time in 2011, CrescentMoonDemon was compelled to create a (de)motivational poster.

Real Genius Motivational Poster
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Comic Strip

Foxfur leveraged their considerable artistic talent to illustrate one of their favorite quotes from the movie.
Comic Strip

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Modern Art

Mind meltingly bright and in your face, hartter gives us a hint at how Kent might have been feeling during his connection with Jesus.
This is Jesus, Kent!

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Mighty Mugg Style

Had to look up what Mighty Muggs are (they’re a vinyl–plastic collectible toy series made by Hasbro. The toys resemble super deformed versions of characters from the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Transformers), and after checking a few out we have to say Calcifer-Boheme created an awesome Chris Knight version.
Mighty Mugg

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Hand Made Bunny Slippers

Violet–Gypsy fabricated their own pair of bunny slippers!

Hand Made Bunny Slippers

Hand Made Bunny


Digital Art

DrZime shows some love to the tender-hearted Jordan Cochran and offers up this tribute.
Jordan Cochran

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