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Monday, March 26, 2007

Normally I wouldn't waste time reviewing "Zoom, Academy for Superheroes." It's a kids/family movie, after all, slapped together for a few bucks, but the "Making of Zoom" special feature requires a response... it really does.

First, the producers thought they'd made a great movie and spent a lot of time bragging about the great story, wonderful effects, the fantastic costumes, the hilarious actors... I understand the need to talk up your show, but when your story is about an "Academy where young superheroes train" there should probably be some training involved. They should use their spectacular powers once in awhile, or at least have spectacular powers (invisibility, telekinesis, strength and speed... yeah, spectacular. The inflato-kid was kind of clever, though).

And the costumes. Y'know with so many superhero movies out there, this should be a no-brainer - colorful, form enhancing suits that look cool. Not bright yellow bulky, quilted jumpsuits for training, and certainly not white bulky quilted jumpsuits for the real thing. It was terrible.

And then there's the hilarious actors. Tim Allen sums it up well in the outakes "we're funnier on television." Yup. He's phoning it in, Courtney Cox tries, and the most intriguing thing about the movie was the doctor who almost looked like Chevy Chase. In fact, it looked like they tried to use makeup and bad appliances to make him look like Chase, only he was too big and not funny. Except it was Chevy Chase, which just makes me sad.

"Princess" the 6-year-old strong girl was the only high point in the movie, and she was worth the whole shebang. She stole every scene without looking like a too-cute kiddie. I thought I was going to split a gut when she came out dressed as a poodle.

8 comments:

Sherlock said...

What the...

I heard zoom was a lame movie.

I don't know if this template really works too well, it's a little streched, but it's ok. Word verification is no problem at all.

damaris said...

i haven't read it yet. i don't have time cause my fam is watching a movie and i have to be with them.
BUT i just wanted to say few things. 1) YEAH! i can comment now. my brilliancy won't be deleted! (that would be a joke)
2) wierd, i had this template for awhile...

haha.

dami said...

ps.
THANKS. i'm so honoured.

and that is the most creative spelling of my knickname yet. ;)

Rob said...

Not so weird that you'd have this template at one time. Your a young woman of exceptional taste and refinement (and there's, what, five templates?).

dams said...

hahaha. so what you're really saying is that you have exceptional taste and refinement...but i'll take the complement.

i just noticed you said "split A gut". how many do you have?!


sorry. i'm in one of those moods.

Rob said...

Well, there's mine...
...and there's yours...

damaris said...

huh?

i am so confused.

Rob said...

It's a funny... but it went over your head, so either it wasn't funny, or you're young...

:)