I went into this movie expecting a cheesy kiddy movie and ended up spending the entire time being seriously entertained. I was bored one day, and decided to see this 'superhero' kind of movie. I went into the theater and already made a decision to bash this movie no matter what, 'cause I'm not exactly a live-action-kid-movie-goer. Turned out I was dead wrong, and in my surprise I was chuckling along and my teenage spirit awaken, and I ate my pop-corn with satisfaction. The film turned me into this giddy-geeky fans of comics and superheroes movies, and this movie is not bad at all.
Will Stronghold (Michael Arangano) is a freshman in "Sky High" where all the future superheroes are studying about their future heroic deeds and also normal curriculums. Everyday he has to take a flying school bus to go to the high school which is located above the clouds. His parents are the famous superheroes; Commander (Kurt Russel) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston) -- a husband and wife of superhero kinda like Superman and Supergirl. The school is divided into two groups; Hero and Sidekick...which are softer names for popular and unpopular. Will apparently doesn't have any powers, so he becomes the sidekick, which to his parents' chagrin 'cause everyone expecting him to be as powerful as his parents. Will has to face the struggle of high school; like fitting in, finding a date, etc -- and also defeating a super villain.
The movie is sweet without sending the viewers into a boredom, and has a great messages about friendship and families. The basic premise of this movie is actually a simple one like Dawson's Creek, but coated with superhero theme. Familiar actors cameo like Lynda Carter as the principal made my day, 'cause she used to played as Wonder Woman. I like this movie because the casts are great, the storylines are familiar yet not boring. This movie is not cheesy at all, and it's actually explosively fun. The whole storylines about high school not to mention the usual angst, parental expectations and girl problems that accompany teenage life. How come Fantastic Four sucks, is beyond me. I recommend this movie for all ages.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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