Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006) (part 1 of 8)

The Cast of Characters:
Tim Allen as ZoomZoom (Tim Allen). Real name: Jack Shepard. The Last Superhero. Actually, he’s not really, but everyone acts like he is. Assigned the daunting task of training kids to fight his evil brother, but can’t really decide whether to care or not.
Courteney Cox as Marsha HollowayMarsha Holloway (Courteney Cox). Scientist of unclear specialty, and resident geek. Admires Zoom, but finds his secret identity Jack quite hard to bear. Can’t decide whether to be important, or secondary comic relief.
Chevy Chase as Dr. GrantDr. Grant (Chevy Chase). Nobel prize winning scientist, primary comic relief, and supposedly the smartest character in the movie. And yet, he never gets the sense to up and quit from his abusive boss, who is…
Rip Torn as General LarrabyGeneral Larraby (Rip Torn). Evil general without the slightest capacity for reason or tact. Loves to collect children and dose them with radiation.
Michael Cassidy as Dylan WestDylan West (Michael Cassidy). Like: The Invisible Woman. Sans: Cool force fields. The leader of the team, but realizes it much later than the rest of us. Until then, he fills the requisite role of the Rebel.
Kate Mara as Summer JonesSummer Jones (Kate Mara). Like: Jean Grey. Sans: Any remotely interesting trait. The anti-social girl, who for some reason decides a superhero team is right for her. Also has the power to create deus ex machinas.
Spencer Breslin as Tucker WilliamsTucker Williams (Spencer Breslin). Like: Mister Fantastic. Sans: The brains. Extremely sensitive about his weight, yet always eating junk food. Mostly exists to close the age gap between Summer and Cindy.
Ryan Newman as Cindy CollinsCindy Collins (Ryan Newman). Like: The Hulk. Sans: The eloquence and charm. A spoiled brat with super strength. Acts malevolent throughout the entire film, which is somehow supposed to endear her to the audience.

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Hi, my name is Matthias, I am a student of English and German, and may one day even get to teach these (if my university ever works out how to run a B.A. system). I live in a medium-sized German town few have ever heard of, and have only recently discovered the joys of suffering through horrible movies, describing them in every little... okay, let's forget about the joy and make that therapeutic effect.

Multi-Part Article: Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006)

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