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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Made-for-TV alien invasion film is aimed straight at tweens.

Movie NR 2009 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Waste of Time that Insulted my Intellegence

This movie was a huge disapointment. My daughter (12) and I looked forward to it's release as we are big fans of Kelly Blatz (Aaron Stone). This movie had the worst writing, the plot was so stupid, it moved so slowely, the involvement of Nicks crush was juvenile, sexist and innapropraire for tweens. It was degrading and embarrasing to women. The dialogue was ridiculous and poorly written, as though a child wrote it. At no point in the movie did I even care about the characters or what was happening. It never got me hooked. The effects were a joke and it was the longest hour and 45 minutes. this was not a good career move for Kelly Blatz. And Disney XD should be more selective when it comes to "original movies".

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 13+

Don't Watch this if you are less than Ten (scary)

Love it, But Not all of it, cause some part's are too scary for children

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Skyrunners suffers a bit from genre confusion. Is it a sci-fi flick about alien invaders or a high school drama? It plays like both, but it isn't really long enough to develop either plot line. As a result, viewers get a few fun scenes with the spaceship, a standard story about freshman Tyler getting bullied, a subplot about whether Nick will be eligible to graduate, and then suddenly a mad rush to introduce the extraterrestrial villains in the third act.

Still, while some of the story feels a bit forced, tweens will probably still enjoy much of the movie. And Blatz and Pollari have a nice chemistry as brothers -- it's nice to see Nick defend Tyler from a gang of toughs. That said, the siblings also spend plenty of time plotting to deceive their mother (for Nick it's almost an art form), and Nick seems to be interested only in pursuing girls. He's even willing to blow off an important school assignment and skip out on Tyler's performance in a play to pursue his crush. Fortunately he's willing to step up to the plate when Tyler's really in danger, since the fate of the world is at stake.

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