Sky High (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Michael Angarano Will Stronghold
Nicholas Braun Zach
Kevin Heffernan Ron Wilson - Bus Driver
Kelly Preston Josie/Jetstream
Kurt Russell Steve/The Commander
Christopher Wynne News Anchor
Danielle Panabaker Layla
Kelly Vitz Magenta
Loren Berman Little Larry
Dee Jay Daniels Ethan
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Comedy; Family
Director Mike Mitchell; Mike Mitchell (VI)
Producer Andrew Gunn
Writer Paul Hernandez; Robert Schooley
Photography Shelly Johnson
Musician Michael Giacchino
Studio Buena Vista; Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The idea of a high school for superheroes will appeal to teens and preteens, who struggle powerlessly with petty authoritarians, bullying peers, and their own rampant hormones, and Sky High spotlights young Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano, Lords of Dogtown), the son of top-of-the-heap superheroic couple the Commander (Kurt Russell, Tango & Cash) and Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston, View from the Top). Unfortunately, though he's about to be dropped into the midst of kids who can stretch, turn to living stone, or shoot fire, Will has yet to develop any powers at all--and may never develop them. His development anxieties (and some entertaining metaphors for high school social hierarchies) contrast with a bubbling plot by an old foe of the Commander's to destroy Sky High and all of superhero-dom. Sky High has a great supporting cast (including Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness; Dave Foley, NewsRadio; Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman; and Cloris Leachman, Young Frankenstein) and a handful of funny, offhand bits, but the bulk of the movie is bland and obvious. Younger kids may not mind the clumsy action scenes, generic dialogue, and tacky production design, but even comic-book-loving teenagers will label Sky High bargain-basement. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
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Index 1595
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/29/05
Purchase Price $18.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder A
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 786936288353
Release Date 11/29/05
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1