Cinema: Guess Who Flunked the IQ Test?

A new teenpic is smarter than Cimino's Dragon screed

REAL GENIUS

Some time in August the summer releases intended for the adolescent market begin to look like teenagers themselves. They lollygag around in aimless groups on Main Street and at the shopping mall, languidly pushing and shoving at one another, vaguely annoying to the adults passing by. It's nothing to call the police about, but one does hurry on past.

Anyone who stops to look closely can always spot one kid who seems to hold himself apart from the crowd. There is just something about him: a shrewd look in the eye, a certain alertness in his carriage. This summer...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!