Parents' Guide to

Sky High

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.

Movie PG 2005 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 9+

Terrible, not appropriate for kids!

I am always looking for nice movies for our family to enjoy together, something my husband and I can like as well as our daughters, 8 and 5. I read the reviews for this movie and it sounded great. It started ok, but then it just got terrible! I should have turned it off but I thought that the "sexy stuff" and teen romance would lessen rather than become the focus. The first thing that really bothered me was that Kelly Preston's character, dressed in her super hero suit, had her breasts pushed up more than I thought possible and it was very noticeable and not the body image I want my kids thinking of. Then it got worse because the villain high school girl had the same thing going on with her homecoming dress. This movie makes being a teen look like it is all about kissing, betrayal, teen romance, bullying, and faking romance to make someone jealous. There is a part where the main character says "Ew, I made out with an old lady!" "Made out" is not a term I want my kids knowing or saying right now. Horrible movie! It's for 13 year olds but they wouldn't like it because it is meant for a younger audience. Basically not a good movie for anyone.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Brightly colored and extra perky, SKY HIGH makes good fun of the usual high school drama. This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story, as Will gains his powers after all, falls for conniving Student Body President Gwen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and almost misses the gentle appeal and loyalty of girl-next-door Layla (Danielle Panabaker).

Will also discovers he has a sworn enemy -- sullen, leather-jacketed firestarter Warren Peace (Steven Strait) holds a grudge against Will because Commander Stronghold defeated his supervillain father ("If you ever cross me again," he growls at Will, "I'll roast you alive.") Because this is a Disney movie, everyone eventually learns to play nice. To get from here to there, this initially sprightly film grinds its gears a bit, though Warren Peace maintains a surprisingly light touch, despite being the designated surly boy, haplessly resisting the call to join the good guys.

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