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Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

IMAX movie has nice flight sequences, awful acting.

Movie NR 2007 37 minutes
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While the IMAX flight sequences in and around the Grand Canyon earn five stars, the acting (with the exception of a young Michael Cera) is only worth one star. The story itself feels forced and unnecessary in such a short movie. Everyone would have been better off with nothing but 37 minutes of airplane swoops, spins, and drops against the beautiful backdrop of Arizona.

While there is some kitsch factor in seeing a young Michael Cera pilot a series of doomed-to-fail self-invented flying machines, and while there are some solid lessons about the kind of time and effort it requires to be a successful stunt pilot, these factors don't compensate for the trite and forced storyline. Still, for parents and kids who can look past these issues and focus on the flight sequences, this short movie does offer some enjoyable moments.

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