1h 32min | Family, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 27 November 2009
Fourteen-year-old Tyler encounters an alien ship which makes him appear older, inexplicably turns him into a “Skyrunner” with incomprehensible powers. This turns his high school life upside down, and may enable him to help his slightly clueless older brother’s love life. After he is abducted by beings who intend to takeover of Earth, he must depend on his inept, lovelorn, and goofy brother to rescue him.
Sorry but the bad reviews have it wrong. For a TV movie for Disney this is excellent – it contains just about every dream about finding a space ship and being changed into a super being that you could wish for.
Honestly, as an adult I sit through a lot of nonsense because the kids wants to watch, but we all really enjoyed this: exciting and just scary enough, and the dodge ball scene was ever underdogs dream.
I would, as a parent, recommend this one. It makes a refreshing change to see some a good storyline and we liked it from beginning to end.
Best geared for the tweenies I would say, and if they like sci-fi then this is going to fit the bill.
Director: Ralph Hemecker
Writer: Richard C. Okie
Stars: Kelly Blatz, Joey Pollari, Linda Kash
Release Date: 27 November 2009 (USA)
Filming Locations: Australia