Zoom (2006) - Action, Adventure, Comedy

Hohum Score

86

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Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private academy.

IMDB: 4.3
Director: Peter Hewitt
Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox
Length: 83 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 30 out of 119 found boring (25.21%)

One-line Reviews (89)

If the producer's goal was to make a family movie that was funny and entertaining, he succeeded.

My grandkids enjoyed it.

But everything else about this movie is so bland and predicable.

Even worse than that subtle bit or racism marring it, the film was derivative of Disney's Sky High, dragged a bit in too many places and was dragged COMPLETELY DOWN by that horrific performance by Chevy Chase.

This is a feel-good movie based around real themes, great music, a great cast, stunning visual effects and a group chemistry which is undeniable.

We all love super heroes and this movie is done with a wholesome and enjoyable approach.

This film is 99% geared towards the kids and it's moderately entertaining.

The only way to stay awake while watching Zoom is to count how many scenes, characters and story ideas are stolen from other movies.

enjoyable super hero family movie .

Entertaining .

Because of that and and how enjoyable the movie is I'm going to buy it for my niece and nephews.

But that hardly passes as a screenplay, as the movie not doesn't have any big laughs, but the story and characters are as empty as the entire exhausted enterprise.

It is a boring dull film where nothing much happens.

I will not give away the ending, but I will tell you that it is probably safe for you to walk out of the theater at about the 75m minute mark.

Definitely a great movie to watch whether you are bored and if you really want to watch a superhero or an action packed movie that will make you happy.

While this movie is entertaining, it's also somewhat disappointing because in more capable hands, it could have been much better.

It's mildly entertaining in spite of the great independent elements it contains.

Overused Disney superhero formula killed off by bland ZOOM.

Zoom was a fun filled awesome action packed film it has a great message great actors and great visual effects it was a lot better than expected it the perfect for for all ages and a great spectacular family movie.

While the film has all what comprises a prototype of this milked-dry genre, the experience is overtly familiar and dull.

Worth watching .

Had a good laugh and enjoyed it.

While the presence of Tim Allen and his sarcastic bite of humor lightens things up, the product itself is light enough with a completely empty script, free from any funny or original ideas.

Worst movie i've seen this year .

The rest of the cast works very well together and even though there is a lot of predictability in the movie, it is still very funny and worth the watch.

Director Pete Hewitt (director of the similarly dull GARFIELD) seems more suited to local cable, as his project just yells out "made for TV" all over.

" And director Peter Hewitt ("Garfield"), who clearly isn't exactly a master storyteller himself, has little to work from with such a dull and hollow material.

Regardless of the negative feedback that is directed at this movie, I rather enjoyed it.

I was very bored during Zoom and hated every minute of it.

Perhaps I enjoyed it more because the "3" rating on IMDb caused me to have such low expectations.

Even my 8-year-old was bored.

A band that has to accompany every single one of the numerous, pointless montages.

After that the movie becomes even more predictable than it already was, and that is really not good.

I'm an adult and I really enjoyed it.

The story is lame and predictable, the action is special-effects driven mostly and it is badly done and the pace is rushed.

Sure, it's not the greatest movie in the world, but it was enjoyable.

The contrived script is repetitive and filled with plot holes.

The kids in the audience really enjoyed it and that's what it is a kids movie, one that the whole family can go and see.

The child performers give great performances, and even Tim Allen seems involved in his role this time; however, even as far as comic book movies are concerned, this storyline was permeated with cliché and insulting female leads (Courtney Cox who couldn't keep from literally tripping over herself in the presence of Tim Allen) and typical male macho idiots (Tim Allen's character was so utterly cliché as to render his performance nigh unwatchable).

There is no story here.

Cox, Chase and Allen make you laugh in a contrived flick .

It is a kids movie and as such it should be treated with some levity and give it a break.. The cgi etc is fine and does it job.. And it's funny in spots..and all the characters are well cast, Tim Allen is always watchable and while I don't remember this in the cinema, it is better then a lot of the stuff I have been dragged to over the years.

I enjoyed it and I'm shore most of the people who enjoy reading comics books will.

Maybe just to watch Zoom stumble again, see Houdini throw another punch, or see Summer be radiant -- OK, Cindy's got the tough-cute factor that can be enjoyable in moderation (pull up a chair, whydontya).

Yes, the plot is very simple and predictable, the humor adolescent and sometimes rather crude (although I can easily imagine people actually USING the jokes in everyday life which is not always true), and it is highly unlikely to win (or be nominated for) any Oscars.

Let them go see something somewhat entertaining - maybe a good flick for teenagers would be "The Pursuit of Happiness".

The movie moved along and was just entertaining.

This movie was enjoyable and I laughed out loud many times and I don't do that often with movies because they just aren't as funny in the same style.

Don't waste your time watching this.

If you have small children and a slow afternoon, it's worth a rental.

It is terrible and pointless as can be.

As unoriginal as this formula may be (due to this type of movie being done so many times before, spy kids for example), it is still quite an enjoyable movie.

Yes, the movie was very formulaic.

Movies like this can be broken down into almost two categories: Movies with traditional morals that are occasionally humorous and entertaining, and movies with a dull and done-before premise that has NO humor and a distinct lack of good acting.

Furthermore, just because a movie is exciting or satisfying doesn't make it a 10.

But trust me I'll warn any viewer if you really want to see this movie you likely only need to see it once or even half of it since it's like the worst movie ever created in the history of the universe!

A waste of 90mins of my life.

It's horrible and to have them waste their time on this would make me a very bad parent.

The way I see it Peter Hewitt owes me $20 for the movie tickets and 3 hours of my life back (1.5 hr for the movie, 1/2 hr for the drive, and 1 hr for all the time I spent bitching about how awful it really was)!

The first hour was all about Zoom's (Jack's) not training the kids, which was rather boring all in all.

" And director Peter Hewitt ("Garfield"), who clearly isn't exactly a master storyteller himself, has little to work from with such a dull and hollow material.

But I'm about Jack's age, and I enjoyed it enough.

Cry Chevy and let slip the dogs of bore.

It didn't have much action in the movie, which means the movie didn't have a lot of action through out the movie, it was just very slow paced and a waste.

While the film has all what comprises a prototype of this milked-dry genre, the experience is overtly familiar and dull.

But the script is sometimes funny, sometimes boring.

Also it is a bit familiar to "Sky High", which it was enjoyable to watch.

I took my 6 year old and my 4 year old sons to this movie and found it relatively enjoyable.

But he's still entertaining in his own way.

There are real reasons that this movie is nearly universally hated by professional critics and movie-goers alike and that is that this movie is entirely unoriginal, incoherent and borders on being unwatchable.

What this film does is ultimately fine, but it takes far too long to do it and then, when it finally gets moving, it's all over before you know it.

He should have had a more emotional and slower time changing, to show his hesitation.

It was a slow progression into actual action and the funnest parts of the movie at the end.

Not because of the quality of the film which I found good and entertaining.

Fine by me, when they show up, they're just as funny, deep and compelling as they always have been.

This movie was supposed to be amusing and entertaining a goal which I feel it accomplished very well.

So it's okay if the movie is slow, plodding and kinda boring so long as the kids laugh at the pratfalls.

I took two of my little brothers with me to see this film and they both really enjoyed it.

The plot was actually entertaining, even for an adult, and most of it was quite unique.

Worst movie of 2006.

There are many funny points which keep the movie from getting serious and allow for an enjoyable experience.

For fans of the superhero/fantasy genre, this film is entertaining.

Went to see "Zoom" with my 12 yr old boy and his 13 yr old friend at the Saturday morning cinema and we laughed throughout it and enjoyed it.

My Take: A positively dull family comedy with one pathetic excuse for comedy after another.

You kids will love it, i quite enjoyed it myself!

It's boring, it's dull and it moves at a snail's pace.

How exciting it is for kids to see the real kids become super heroes.

I wouldn't waste my money to see this again, I was expecting more and got less in return.

Lack lustre juvenile love story sub-plot (yawn!