Zoom: Academy for Superheroes
Funnyman Tim Allen plays an out-of-practice superhero who used to turn heads as the flashy Captain Zoom. When a secret agency recruits him to turn a motley crop of teens into the next generation of good guys, he's forced to get back into shape.
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- Peter Hewitt
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
- 2007 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actor nominee: Tim Allen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there's a ton of disrespectful behavior from both the adults and kids in this movie. Before warming up to the kids, Jack is downright mean, calling them names and treating them badly. There's also lots of crude behavior involving farting, burping, and a huge snot-bubble that bursts and covers everyone with green goo. In one scene, the kids trap a scientist in an environmental simulator and subject him to falling rocks, a cyclone, and a rainstorm, then laugh at him. Outtakes during the end credits show the cast singing "We like to poo in our pants." Also, the parents in this movie are conspicuously missing, and the superheroes form their own "family." There's some mild profanity and comic-book style violence (kicking, punching, throwing, shattering glass).
- Sexual Content
- Flirting between Jack and Marsha and Dylan and Summer. During training, Dylan accidentally lands on top of Summer (both horizontal on the floor), and they kiss briefly at the end of the movie. Referring to radiation, Jack tells the kids to wear lead underwear to protect their "privates". Larraby says they'll get enough radiation to "sterilize a trailer park."
- Comic-book style violence: kicking, punching, throwing, shattering glass. While being recruited, Jack is shot with a dart gun that makes him unconscious. Later, while running at superhuman speed, he trips and falls, tumbling across the desert. Concussion gets knocked around, hit with a metal pole, and spun into a whirlwind.
- 3 "hells," 1 "God," and 1 "My God." Also some name-calling.
- Social Behavior
- Disrespectful attitudes from Jack, the kids, and Larraby. The kids express anger with their powers, and Jack is mean to them, calling Tucker "Chubba Bubba" and refusing to hold Cindy's hand.
- M&Ms, Wendy's factor prominently in the storyline. A robot is named Mr. Pibb.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One reference when Larraby bursts into an end-of-training party for the kids, and Jack tells him to chill out and have a drink.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it