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Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

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It all begins when young Will Stronghold, the son of the two famous superheroes: Steve and Josie, A.K.A. the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander and and the high-speed flying Jetstream. However, Will does not actually know if he has any powers of his own, and has not told his parents this. He and his best friend, Layla are facing their first day of a secret school in the clouds like none on earth: Sky High, the first and only high school for kids with super-human powers going through crime-fighting puberty. But with no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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29 July 2005 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$97,696 (South Africa) (3 February 2006)

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$97,696 (South Africa) (3 February 2006)
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While Kurt Russell's suit had a cooling system, a tube where iced water circulated, Kelly Preston's didn't because it was so tight. See more »

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When The Commander & Will go down to the Secret Sanctum, Will uses his mother's pole which is on the left. In the next shot, Will is shown coming down the right pole. The next shot was taken from the other side of the characters, from the Secret Sanctum. Therefore, they are still on the same poles, just the scene looks different. See more »

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Gwen: I'm a technopath. I can control technology with my mind.
Will Stronghold: Wow. All I can do is... punch stuff.
Mr. Medulla: [passing them] Yet he'll be the one on cereal boxes. Show me the justice in that.
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The end credits are decorated with still-frame comic-book illustrations. One of the still frames has a single animated element - a purple monster's eye, which moves and blinks. (It appears just before the music credits.) See more »

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Can't Stop the World
Written by Kathy Valentine
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Ginger Sling
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Great idea carried out well
29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kurt Russell went back to his Disney roots with Sky High, a fresh take on the superhero craze. The story revolves around Will Stronghold( Michael Angarano) who is the kid of two superhero parents, The Commander( Kurt Russell) and Jetstream( Kelly Preston). Will is off to be a freshman at his dad's alma mater- Sky High, a school for superheroes where they can find their powers and learn how to use them. High school angst is then thrown into the mix as Will and his new group of friends, headed up by the typical girl best friend Layla( Danielle Panabaker), are told they don't fit the superhero mold and become sidekicks, otherwise known as the losers of the school.

I loved the idea of this movie and the people in it seemed to be having a great time. The roles were cast perfectly and it was easy to believe everyone. A few favorites were Warren Peace( Steven Strait), Layla and Zach( Nicholas Braun). Sure the plot was a tad predictable, both in the superhero plot and in the teen drama area but because of the setting and the mix it made it still worth seeing. Also, anything that has Bruce Campbell, who plays Coach Boomer, is automatically quirky enough to be given a chance. Of course the world ends up in danger and the underdogs must fight to save it, but for once I wasn't upset that I knew it all.

Disney needed a hit as the past few movies it's put out that were live action failed to do much. I think Sky High is it. Action for the boys, cute boys and drama for the girls and Kurt Russell for the moms- great family movie. All I can end with is I can't wait for it to come out on video.


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