Jul 3, 2019
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006) (part 4 of 8)
In the hallway, Marsha promises Jack that they’re not going to dose the children. He starts making jokes about dosing them just a little, or letting them hang out by a nuclear power plant. She reminds him of the children’s “sensitive condition”, to which he whines, “What about my sensitive condition? I’m being asked to betray children for money!” Yes, that’s the gig. You knew this all along, and up until about thirty seconds ago, you were all for it. Don’t you remember?
Marsha asks if he’s done, and Jack replies: “I left a little pause, in case you want to slip and fall again.” This actually might have worked if A) the slipping and falling joke wasn’t lame to begin with, and B) the horrible joke music hadn’t made yet another appearance here. And for the overkill, the Zenith logo and its rotating rings reappear to do what they do best: chop up the plot.
Cut to some kind of old certificate of the original Zenith team. Jack is holding the certificate, and he’s sitting in what looks like his old room, with a toy plane dangling from the ceiling, a telescope, and some clothes. So, in thirty years, no one bothered to clean all this old junk out?