Jan 7, 2009
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006) (part 1 of 8)
The Cast of Characters:
Zoom (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.
Marsha 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.
Dr. 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…
General Larraby (Rip Torn). Evil general without the slightest capacity for reason or tact. Loves to collect children and dose them with radiation.
Dylan 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.
Summer 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.
Tucker 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.
Cindy 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.