Sky High (Blu-ray)

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The son of the world's two most legendary superheroes prepares to attend Sky High, an elite high school charged with shaping the minds and molding the abilities of tomorrow's superheroes.Unfortunately, the young boy doesn't believe that he has any superpowers and instead of being placed in the "Hero Class," he finds himself relegated to "Sidekick" status. All of this on top of the usual high school trials and tribulations make freshman year almost too much to handle.When an evil villain threatens his family, the young boy finds the superpowers hiding within himself to save the day.System Requirements:Run Time: 102 MinutesFormat: BLU-RAY DISC

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 203168349
UPC 786936725216
UPC 14 00786936725216
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/28/2011
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3755
Keywords
Children
Coming Of Age
Family Interaction
High School Experiences
High School Friends
Kids Adventure
Superheroes
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Most teenagers cringe at the thought of meeting their parents' high expectations--good grades, well-behaved friends, and a plan for the future--and none more so than Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano), the son of legendary superheroes Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston). This clever Disney comedy follows Will from his first day as star student at Sky High, an elite school for the children of superheroes. The only problem is that Will apparently has no special powers, and he can't let his parents find out! Lacking the abilities needed to attend hero classes, Will falls in with the misfit sidekicks, whose only powers include turning into a guinea pig, glowing, and melting. However, when an old villain with a new power reappears on the scene, the pressure is on Will and his sidekicks to save his parents, his school, and the earth itself. ^Perhaps as a tribute to the classic era of teen films, SKY HIGH features a soundtrack bursting with 1980s hits covered by contemporary artists, including Flashlight Brown, Bowling for Soup, and Vitamin C. The film also features performances that will please adult viewers, including a cameo as the school principal by former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, comedian Dave Foley as a washed up sidekick, and EVIL DEAD star Bruce Campbell as Coach Boomer. Truly fun for all ages, the charming teen stars, fast pace, and universal story make SKY HIGH a clear family classic on par with SIXTEEN CANDLES, SPY KIDS, and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "The flick is best in its bittier moments, and there's nothing to trouble the tots." 08/05/2005 p.48
New York Times "The live action and computer animation are so thoroughly interwoven that you can easily lose track of what is what." 07/29/2005 p.E11
USA Today "[A] family comedy with welcomely loopy asides....It's clever to take the standard 'cool' and 'nerd' high school subcultures and transform them into 'heroes' and their 'sidekicks.'" 07/29/2005 p.5E
Directors
Mike Mitchell
Actors
Michael Angarano
Kurt Russell
Cast & Crew
Andrew Gunn - Producer
Bruce Robert Hill - Production Designer
Kelly Preston - Actor
Kurt Russell - Actor
Lynda Carter - Actor
Mario Iscovich, et. al. - Executive Producer
Michael Angarano - Actor
Michael Giacchino - Original Music By
Mike Mitchell - Director
Paul Hernandez, et. al. - Writer
Peter Amundson - Editor
Shelly Johnson - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 5348803
UPC 00786936725216
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Initially, Sky High looked like it was going to be one of the summer's throw-away movies - a family comedy with suspicious similarities to last year's The Incredibles. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that not only is Sky High too good to be considered a mere "throw away," but, from a pure entertainment perspective, it is arguably the most enjoyable motion picture of the season. Sky High is funny, smart, energetic, subversive, and has a few substantive things to say. There's nothing on director Mike Mitchell's dismal resume to indicate he was capable of crafting such a welcome diversion.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Variety
Review Smartly written and sprightly played, Sky High satisfies with a clever commingling of spoofy superheroics, school-daze hijinks, and family friendly coming-of-age dramedydramedy. Comparisons to The Incredibles are inevitable, though not entirely apt, but this lively live-action Disney release stands on its own merits as a tongue-in-cheek fantasy with cross-generational appeal...Overall tech package is sufficiently first-rate to providing some semblance of credibility while sustaining seriocomic tone. (Even f/x tricks are laced with humor.) Costume designer Michael Wilkinson has created a lineup of nifty superhero attire, and music supervisor Lisa Brown has assembled a bevy of covers of well-chosen '80s pop hits.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Joe Leydon
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Russell,Kurt
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Caroline Westbrook, Empire ...superb entertainment.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter A likable mix of laughs and wacky action sequences.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times A clever hybrid of Harry Potter and The Incredibles!

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