SkyKids

SkyKids

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SkyKids – I am so excited to start writing this movie review. A movie with a cool title, suitable for a film, blog, forum. :-D. It is known either as “SkyKids” or “The FlyBoys”, which may cause some initial confusion for those of you who first look for it online. The IMDB entry is after the title “The FlyBoys”, but on August 23rd the movie was internationally released as “SkyKids”. For the purpose of this review I will use “SkyKids” as I like this title more …

SkyKidsI would start by saying that “SkyKids” has a similar atmosphere to another recently released title, “The Son of Rambow”. It differs however in the focus, which is on the action ( including amazing aerial scenes ) instead of its comedy aspects. Which is not to say that “The Son of Rambow” doesn’t have any action in it. The action in the film is really intense, which assures a long run at the box office.

I really love the fact that SkyKids is not like those dumb movies which flood the cinemas lately / you know the kind  – with dozens of computer generated effects and no real meaning . In SkyKids all stunts are real  performed by very talented pilots .

If feels like the movie has several different plots. Starting with what may be your average story about a troubled kid who befriends a rather shy boy from his new school. A coming-of-age action film is probably the most accurate description of “SkyKids”.

The cast of the movie is really good. I loved the acting, especially one of the young actors. Reiley Mc Clendon was very convincing as Kyle. In fact Reiley Mc Clendon, who is currently eighteen years old, has unique aspects to his facial characteristic or something in his natural charisma, which really contributes to his role as Kyle. The movie seems to have been made at least five or six years ago and I am really curious as to why they waited so long to release it.

The movie is very entertaining and its guaranteed to keep you glued to the screen for its entire 144 minute length. I loved it and highly recommend that you head to the nearest DVD store to get a copy of it.

Georgi
Georgi Krastev, has been reviewing movies and music for close to seven years. He attended high schools in East Europe and the US and graduated from a university in England.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Finally got around to watching this movie.

    Can’t believe it took them 6 years to release this after filming. It was a fantastic coming of age action flick that could of potentially pulled a substantial profit at the box office. What a shame it didn’t get a cinema release.

    I thought the acting was fantastic as well. There was great chemistry between the two main characters, and I thought they both performed really well.

    The story was an original and very entertaining take on the coming of age genre, and although at times not the most believable, it was still captivating and had some great shots.

    Really enjoyed this one.

    Thanks for your review on this as well SkyKid, wouldn’t have found it without it.

  2. I can’t believe that it took me 2 years to find this film. Thank goodness for the internet! Of course what is more amazing, is with all the articles I have read on your blog, it took me actually writing a review on this movie to find your review! LOL ! Well as least we agree on everything concerning this film! It was not only wonderfully done but one I will remember for a long time. Great story, Great Acting, Great camera work, Great Directing! Well just a Great All Around Movie! Thanks for letting me share!

    • Great talent discoverer, music reviewer, interviewer, audio recorder and now movie reviewer. You just do it all, Rod! Another great job!

  3. The reason they hold a movie for release is that they figure the star is
    going to be famous. If they hold it and the person turns into a star
    they increase their box office draw significantly. A great example is
    Sharon Stone in “The Shootist”. They sat on that film (actually her
    first film) for fourteen years! They raked in major bucks and only
    paid her pennies by comparison to what they would have had to pay here the year before release.
    The studios also have time limits sometimes on royalties. If the actor
    gets royalties for four years after completion instead of four years
    after release then they can save/make a bundle of money by waiting.

  4. The real reason this particular movie has been held for 6 years is because it was an independent film made on a 2 million dollar budget. The movie itself was shot over a period of about 3months in St. George, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada. The director (Rocco DeVilliers) did most of the work himself and “beg, borrowed, and stole” everything else. It has actually just taken 6 years of post-production to finish the film. Also, because it was not picked up by a Studio they are slowly distributing it themselves. Currently it is in Utah, and soon in Arizona.

    • Maybe the movie producer borrowed the name skykids from this site, to assure it would get reviewed, not once, but twice here. :p

  5. The real reason this particular movie has been held for 6 years is because it was an independent film made on a 2 million dollar budget. The movie itself was shot over a period of about 3months in St. George, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada. The director (Rocco DeVilliers) did most of the work himself and “beg, borrowed, and stole” everything else. It has actually just taken 6 years of post-production to finish the film. Also, because it was not picked up by a Studio they are slowly distributing it themselves. Currently it is in Utah, and soon in Arizona.

  6. The reason they hold a movie for release is that they figure the star is
    going to be famous. If they hold it and the person turns into a star
    they increase their box office draw significantly. A great example is
    Sharon Stone in “The Shootist”. They sat on that film (actually her
    first film) for fourteen years! They raked in major bucks and only
    paid her pennies by comparison to what they would have had to pay here the year before release.
    The studios also have time limits sometimes on royalties. If the actor
    gets royalties for four years after completion instead of four years
    after release then they can save/make a bundle of money by waiting.

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