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Sky High (2005). "Wow. All I can do is... punch stuff."

What do superhero graduation caps look like? If you can fly do you even need a car? These are all questions we still have after watching Sky High. Maybe you can answer for us after listening to this week's episode.

 

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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!


Directors: Mike Mitchell


Writers: Paul Hernandez, Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle


Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, and Danielle Panabaker


Awards: 1 Nomination


Film Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $86,369,815


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Apparently the trend of early 2000s live action movie soundtracks for Disney is to feature a ton of shitty covers of great songs and hope for success.











 

Saving The World... One Homework Assignment At A Time. With the help of these fun facts.

  1. In the cafeteria at the beginning, there is an announcement that Sidekicks cannot order hero sandwiches. After being promoted to hero, you can see a hero sandwich on Will's tray .

  2. While Kurt Russell's suit had a cooling system, a tube where iced water circulated, Kelly Preston's didn't, because it was so tight.

  3. The name Gwen Grayson combines superhero names from the two great comic book franchises: Gwen Stacy (Marvel's Spider-Girl/"Spider-Gwen") and Dick Grayson (DC Comics' Robin/Nightwing).

  4. During production, Michael Angarano (Will Stronghold) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Gwen Grayson) had a romantic relationship. Meanwhile, Danielle Panabaker (Layla) had a romantic relationship with Steven Strait (Warren Peace). This information can be found in the special features section of the DVD.

  5. When Warren attempts to spark his flames in the detention center, you can hear the sound of a Zippo lighter flint attempting to spark.



 

As this really should have been a DCOM of course it is on Disney+ but really should have never come out in theatres.

https://www.disneyplus.com/video/d4f40bf4-eccb-432e-b540-f274449ed334?distributionPartner=google


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