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02/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Sky High" by Yojimbo

The son of two legendary superhero parents goes through the growing pains of high school life in a special school for the super powered. Sky High is a kids' film, and as a kids' film I was never going to be the intended audience but there is enough here to amuse the older generation to stop it from being a complete waste of time. It still has the usual issues of Disneyfied characters going the through the utterly formulaic motions of learning the "true meaning of friendship" and "believing in oneself" and as such you know from the very start exactly how it's going to play out. For me the fun is in the peripheral characters, namely Mr. Boy, the teacher of "sidekick class" and the amusing social heirarchy attached to it and Coach Boomer, the bully boy gym teacher played by Bruce Campbell. I...

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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A "super" cute movie

"Will Stronghold" (Michael Angarano) is your typical teenager with the same problems all teens entering high school have -- except one. His parents are the greatest superheroes on the planet, "The Commander" (Kurt Russel) and "Jetstream" (Kelly Preston).

"Will" also has a unique problem that kids without super-powered parents doesn't have to deal with. It doesn't seem that he has any powers.

This is not really a movie about superheroes. It is, in fact, a new twist on the new kid in high school theme. It has every plot twist other high school movies have -- from getting on the wrong side of the school's resident bully, to realizing your best friend is the one you are destined to be with and the ever-popular party when the parents are away.

On the other hand, it is an adorable t...

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