Sunday, September 18, 2005
I finally caught the tail-end showing of Sky High before other movies come takes its place. The whole thing was ok although two prior local comic book related works came to mind, Batch '72 and Stricken which preempted this movie by some years. It definitely wasn't as impressive as the other Disney/Pixar collaboration, The Incredibles but it wasn't as flashy as the Fantastic Four either. It was quite a disappointment that big name actors like Jeff Bridges and Kelly Preston weren't even trying at all. Heck the whole lot of them weren't trying anything. Everything was "Disney-fied"! The villains weren't that much of a threat, the arch-villain wasn't even trying to be that bad, and the snivelling requisite evil sidekick reminded me of the American Sentai-wannabes (it couldn't get more irritating than that). But like I said it's not all that bad. There a lot of lessons to be had from the story and they also got Linda Carter on board, which is a really big to those of us who remembers her unforgettable portrayal of a certain Amazon superhero back in the days of yore.
* Check out also the review in Hollywood Jesus for more insightful reactions to this great movie.