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Sky High (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  29 July 2005 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Saving The World... One Homework Assignment At A Time. See more »


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

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29 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Súper escuela de héroes  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,631,784 (USA) (29 July 2005)

Gross:

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

Danielle Panabaker's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

After Stitches finishes loading the pacified heroes onto the bus, he is seen closing the back door on the bus. But when he goes around to the front door on the bus, the conveyor system has disappeared from behind the bus. See more »

Quotes

Principal Powers: What a waste. I can't do anything more to help you. I'm not Wonder Woman, you know.
[walks out of the detention room, leaving Gwen/Royal Pain and the others locked inside]
Gwen: I went through puberty twice - for *this*?
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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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Spoofs Unbreakable (2000) See more »

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One Thing Leads to Another
Written by Cy Curnin, James Oram, Adam Woods, Pater Greenall, Alfred Agius
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Steven Strait
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Low Expectations Proved Wrong!
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got to go see Sky High at a free preview last night. When I saw the commercials, I wrote this movie off immediately. It looked like a strictly-for-kids, stupid-but-cute, teeny-bopper funfest. Blech!

I was pleasantly surprised! I love going into a movie like this with low expectations and being proved wrong. I am a hardcore comics fan ("weenie" I believe the earlier reviewer said) and I still found a lot to like here.

The movie has a better take on what a superhero world would actually be like than many "serious" movies. It was almost like a kids version of the "Astro City" comic book.

The jokes really made Sky High for me! I wont spoil any for you but I will point out that the cast included Bruce Campbell, Kevin McDonnell, Dave Foley and Lynda Carter!

If you're a comics fan, go see it! If you've got kids and want to have a fun evening, go see it!

I am kinda hoping that this becomes Disney's next live-action series.


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