Sky High is the latest Disney teen comedy about the pitfalls of adolescent life, but is much, much better than it seems like it should be in large part due to its strong cast and assured direction.
| Original Score: 7/10
Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.
| Original Score: 3/5
surprisingly clever, spirited and joyful
| Original Score: 3.5/4
...achieves a miraculous level of kitchy zip thanks to its creative casting of Kurt Russell, Lynda Carter, and Bruce Campbell.
| Original Score: B
I'm a sucker for comic book movies, and "Sky High" won me over...
Just kind of a mildly entertaining footnote.
Here, teen empowerment takes on a very literal form, even if events never stray far from the world as envisaged in a John Hughes movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It might be aimed at teens, but Sky High is fun for parents, too.
Sky High is adolescent, in the best, age-appropriate sense of the word; it's like a John Hughes movie, but for tweens.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Carefully pitched to be watchable by the Breakfast Club generation and their young kids.
| Original Score: B-
the film adds a superior level of irreverence that reminds me of films like Galaxy Quest.
| Original Score: 4/5
...A movie based on a high school for super-powered teens may not have seemed like the savviest idea. Fortunately, Sky High isn't bad. In fact, it's surprisingly good.
Sky High pokes gentle fun at growing up, entering a new school, joining cliques, adjusting to friends and parents, dealing with peer pressure, and learning who you are.
The script crackles with funny, quotable dialogue and the plot has a lot of fun with the usual teen movie staples.
Even though Sky High is aimed at kids, everyone else should see it.
While originality is hardly the film's strongest suit, its agreeable mix of knowing spoof and kid-pleasing fantasy makes it considerably more engaging than some of the 'straight' superhero blockbusters we've suffered recently.
I never thought I'd say it, but I can't wait until this is turned into a TV series...
| Original Score: A-
...as far as bringing a superhero angle to the real world, the Spider-Man franchise has done a more convincing job than this sitcom approach.
This inventive superhero movie hybrid (The Incredibles meet the X-men via Harry Potter) is one of the most entertaining family films of the summer.
There are enough characters in the clean cut satire 'Sky High' to spin-off a dozen Saturday morning TV series.
| Original Score: B+