Source: Catholic News Service
Lively but lightweight comedy about a washed-up superhero, Captain Zoom (Tim Allen), dragged out of retirement by a top secret military agency (headed by Rip Torn, Chevy Chase and Courteney Cox Arquette) to train four young misfits (Spencer Breslin, Michael Cassidy, Kate Mara and Ryan Newman) with incredible powers to save the world from the destructive wrath of Zoom's brother, a supervillain (Kevin Zegers). Based on the Jason Lethcoe children's book, the zippy film is entertaining if your expectations are kept low, though its kid-friendly themes of family and teamwork are handicapped by bland performances and a skeletal, only fitfully funny script, padded with strained slapstick humor and tedious musical montages. Some mildly crude humor and unnecessary gross-out sight gags, a few rude expressions and some comic-book-style violence. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
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