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Sky High November 27, 2006

Posted by Sai in English, Movies, Reviews.

Sky High is a high school for kids of superheroes. Will is the son of two reputed superheroes but he seems to have no powers of his own. Kids in the schools are sorted into superheroes and sidekicks and Will seems destined to be a sidekick. His experiences and the expected appearance of a super villain make up the rest of the movie. The movie features a whole bunch of kids with Michael Angarano playing Will. Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston play his parents.

This movie released last summer (2005) and the trailers made it seem to be a promising mix of Harry Potter and the Incredibles. Though it never gets close to those movies, it isn’t a bad movie. Writers Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkie come up with a screenplay that is mainly aimed at kids and teenagers. The movie does touch on some real issues (parental pressure and how kids cope up, the effects of success and popularity) but never tackles them with enough seriousness. Movies based on superheroes need a lot of imagination and creativity and the writers along with director Mike Mitchell (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalow, Surviving Christmas) do a decent job on this front. This is what makes the movie worth watching despite its formulaic plot. I liked parts of this movie but I would have enjoyed it more if I was in my early teens. I would recommend this movie to kids who are in school. Those interested in the superhero genre might also want to check it out.


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