Sky High

July 29th, 2005


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Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.4/10 (29,042 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Mike Mitchell

Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano

It all begins when young Will Stronghold, the son of the two famous superheroes: Steve and Josie, A.K.A. the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander and and the high-speed flying Jetstream. However, Will does not actually know if he has any powers of his own, and has not told his parents this. He and his best friend, Layla are facing their first day of a secret school in the clouds like none on earth: Sky High, the first and only high school for kids with super-human powers going through crime-fighting puberty. But with no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero!

Writers: Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley

Michael Angarano - Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell - Steve Stronghold / The Commander
Kelly Preston - Josie Stronghold / Jetstream
Danielle Panabaker - Layla
Christopher Wynne - News Anchor (as Chris Wynne)
Kevin Heffernan - Ron Wilson, Bus Driver
Dee Jay Daniels - Ethan (as Dee-Jay Daniels)
Kelly Vitz - Magenta
Loren Berman - Little Larry
Nicholas Braun - Zach
Malika - Penny
Khadijah - Penny
Jake Sandvig - Lash
Will Harris - Speed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Gwen Grayson / Royal Pain

Taglines: Brains, Brawn And Beyond.


Official Website: Disney [Brazil] | Disney [United States] |

Release Date: 29 July 2005

Filming Locations: 410 Prospect Cir, South Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,631,784 (USA) (31 July 2005) (2905 Screens)

Gross: $86,369,815 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

According to actors who auditioned for various roles in the production, the main children's parts are to be contracted for not only a sequel but also a possible television series on the cable Disney Channel.

Continuity: After Medulla says "Let's boogie!" and the group starts to dance, Freeze Girl can be seen dancing in the middle of the group. In the next shot, Freeze Girl is standing next to Warren.

Layla: What's embarrasing him in front of the entire class going to prove? That is so unfair.
Will Stronghold: Yeah, well if life were to suddenly get fair, I doubt it would happen in high school.

User Review

Low Expectations Proved Wrong!

Rating: 8/10

I got to go see Sky High at a free preview last night. When I saw the commercials, I wrote this movie off immediately. It looked like a strictly-for-kids, stupid-but-cute, teeny-bopper funfest. Blech!

I was pleasantly surprised! I love going into a movie like this with low expectations and being proved wrong. I am a hardcore comics fan ("weenie" I believe the earlier reviewer said) and I still found a lot to like here.

The movie has a better take on what a superhero world would actually be like than many "serious" movies. It was almost like a kids version of the "Astro City" comic book.

The jokes really made Sky High for me! I wont spoil any for you but I will point out that the cast included Bruce Campbell, Kevin McDonnell, Dave Foley and Lynda Carter!

If you're a comics fan, go see it! If you've got kids and want to have a fun evening, go see it!

I am kinda hoping that this becomes Disney's next live-action series.