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FAMILY FUN FLICKS 1
STAR KID (1997)
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Directed By:
Manny Coto

Rated PG
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence
Also Known As:
Cyber Théo Canada (TV title) (French title)
The Warrior of Waverly Street USA (working title)

THE PLOT:

Spencer was just a ordinary child with ordinary dreams of being an ordinary super hero. Dreams like that don't come true, right? Wrong, that all changes when Spencer finds the Cyborsuit and experimental alien exo-suit developed by the Trelkins a friendly alien race who defend themselves against a race called the Brood Warriors.

While Spencer is having fun saving the day and giving Bullies what's coming to them, a good scare. He doesn't know that a Brood Warrior has arrived on Earth and he wants the Cyborsuit for himself.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I got to admit I enjoyed STAR KID. The story works, the characters work, the monsters work. Everything basically works for this movie. I love the Cyborsuit, he is a clever character. The whole premise almost reminds me of FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR a few years back. But not much. This is a fun movie that the whole family can get into, there plenty of action, humor and warmth so even Mom can like this movie. The guys will like all the cool alien monsters both good and bad. Now some of the dialog was weak at points and I think they spent to much time on Spencer before the Cyborsuit arrived. But other then that I think this is a fun flick that you can watch over and over again. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I am in complete agreement with Zedd on this one, STAR KID is a great flick and total fun to watch. A real buried treasure. If you haven't watched then jump into your exo-suit and run to the nearest video store. 9 STARS as well.

ON THE POSSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CAST (The cast does a super job.)
+ CHARACTERS (The characters are all well written.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The good and bad aliens are really cool.)
+ FUN (This is a fun film to watch.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- WEAK DIALOG (Some of the dialog was kind of weak in places.)
- TOO MUCH ON SPENCER (I think they could have spent less time on Spencer early in the film.)

AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you aren't into family films, then this isn't for you.)

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