Sky High didn’t get a lot of attention at the box office last year, which is a shame since I think it’s one of the most entertaining films of the year. The film gets its title from the fictional high school for the sons and daughters of today’s superheroes. To keep it hidden from the super villains of the world the high school floats in the clouds and is constantly in motion.
The story surrounds one Will Stronghold, the son of Earth’s most powerful and beloved superhero husband-and-wife team: The Commander and Jet Stream. But unlike his parents, Will doesn’t seem to have any powers or any way of filling the shoes of his over-achieving parents.
Kurt Russel, who plays Will’s dad is downright hilarious. The man hasn’t done comedy in a while (maybe since he and Goldie Hawn went Overboard), but the absence from the genre isn’t evident in his performance. I was laughing out loud throughout.
Great stunts. Real human emotion, including some genuine teenage angst and adolescent rivalries. This one’s a homerun, folks. A solid A.