Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Sky High (***)

This movie has kind of slipped under people's radars, and I think that's a shame because it's a terrifically entertaining and clever family film. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's a mix of Harry Potter and John Hughes' movies, but with a comic book motif. Sky High is your typical high school except for the fact that kids with superpowers attend it. The teens are divided into heroes and sidekicks based on their powers, and it's a neat little commentary on the class systems found in today's real high schools. Kurt Russell has a good time as a superhero father who's pretty Incredible. Director Mike Mitchell keeps things lively, and has cast the movie's supporting characters extremely well. Bruce Campbell, Dave Foley, Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan, and Wonder Woman's Lynda Carter all give fine, funny performances. The soundtrack is chock full of memorable 80's hits, and there's a lot of teen angst and hormones running amok. If I were an 8 or 9-year old, this would probably be the best movie I've ever seen. As a 26-year old, it's one of the better films I've seen this year.

11 Comments:

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous coco said...

john, this review is Incredible.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Hammer said...

"Incredible" is in italics because Kurt Russell's superhero character reminded me of Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles. The italicized "Incredible" is in reference to that film. I do appreciate the sarcasm though, Coco.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Jules said...

If Coco is Wally, and I think it is, you have confused John. He thinks you are mocking him, much like D'shawn'tre does with her faulty spelling.

 
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At 9:40 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

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And what's with the "white man minority" and "ceiling fan" combination. That guy is fucked up.

 
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At 9:59 AM, Blogger karen said...

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