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Sky High (2005)

Cast: Michael Angarano, Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, more...
Director: Mike Mitchell, Mike Mitchell
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Studio: Walt Disney Video
Genre: Comedies, Kids, Slapstick, Teen Comedy, Live Action
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: French
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Synopsis
An ordinary teenager finds out he's not so ordinary after all in this comedy-adventure. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) has his share of anxieties about starting high school, but once he arrives on campus, he discovers he's attending Sky High, a special learning facility for the children of superheroes. Will realizes his father is actually super-human crime fighter Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell), while his mom is fellow champion Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, in Will's first few days at school, Coach Boomer (Bruce Campbell) is unable to discover any superior abilities in him, meaning that instead of joining the school's budding heroes, he's been relegated to the ranks of the lowly sidekicks. In time, Will discovers he happens to have super strength after all, but will he learn to hone his new gifts in time to fend off the bullies at school, get the girl of his dreams, and save his folks from a longtime nemesis? Sky High also features Lynda Carter, Dave Foley, and Kevin McDonald. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Like a feature length Nickelodeon show by Moriarty December 23, 2005 - 9:45 AM PST
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2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I went to see this one in the theaters with a friend and his children. Otherwise, I don't think it would have interested me much. But I have to say it's not a half bad movie. It's geared towards the tween set, those who are about to start high school. But it was entertaining enough to amuse me. (I've been out of high school for a while now.)
The story centers around a young man about to enter Hero High. His parents are two of the most famous heros in the world, and they expect big things from him. The only problem is he hasn't developed any powers yet.
On his first day he meets the school bullies, a possible love interest, the son of one of the villians his father put in jail, and several friends. He's also relegated to the unenvied position of sidekick by the school's physical trainer, played with scene-stealing ham by none other than Bruce Campbell.
The plot is a bit predictable, but overall, this is a new take on trying to survive high school. Literally. The acting isn't bad, and the effects are pretty decent. I'd recommend this one for a family movie night. It's excellent for the kiddies, and there's enough there to keep the parents happy.




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