Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Sky High

Rating: C

Ok, this is a kid's movie, and I'm not a kid, but I like The Lion King, so here goes. Sky High is a high school for children of super heros. Our main star is Will Stronghold, the son of the bestest super heros in the world The Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston). Will and his buddies are freshmen at Sky High.

This movie is pretty much like every other high school movie ever made. There are the cool kids (here called "Heros") and the not so cool kids (called "Sidekicks). There is the main guy that starts out with his buddies in the not so cool but is tempted to be popular and that leads to all kinds of conflicts not to mention Will doens't seem to have any of his parent's powers. Will's friend Zack seems to be channeling Matthew Lillard, and does it very poorly.

There's great appearances by cult movie fav Bruce Campbell and Lynda Carter as the school's principle. You won't recognize the school bus driver from his recent stint in the Dukes of Hazzard.

Overall, a very light family comedy about kids coming of age and dealing with thier parents expectations as well as high school. Not too much for the older crowds but your kids will love the special effects and the physical humor.


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