May 27, 2020
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006) (part 2 of 8)
A really angry guy berates some other guy for doing something. Yes, that’s a bit vague, but all we see on this line is a wide angle shot of people walking around the interior of the mountain base.
Cut to a doughy Chevy Chase. I’m sorry, but “doughy” is the only word I can use without sacrificing either human kindness or recapping accuracy. He tells a Scary General (Rip Torn, to whom the really angry voice belongs) about “a pan-dimensional anomaly that seems to be moving toward our time-space continuum”. At 25 MPH, according to a tracking screen. Even when it’s played for laughs, the “science” in this movie is pretty weak.
The General tells Chevy AKA Dr. Grant that “I speak Greek, not geek,” while over-exerting his facial muscles to an annoying degree. Well, your oh-so-awesome Greek skills didn’t help you any when it came to giving your raygun an original name, now did they? Dr. Grant, however, puts it into lay terms: Concussion is still alive, and he’s coming back. Hey, just like he promised!