Thursday, 25 April 2013

Star Kid Review (Updated)

Star Kid

Release Date: 16th January 1998 - USA

Production Companies
Trimark Pictures
Manny Coto Productions

Genre: Sci-Fi/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 101 minutes

Budget: $12,000,000

Box Office Gross: $7,803,272

Plot Summary
Shy seventh-grader Spencer
Griffith's life changes when
a meteor falls into a local
junkyard and he finds a
Cybersuit - an exoskeleton
with AI from another galaxy.
Spencer puts on the
Cybersuit and becomes
a different kind of person.

Joseph Mazzello - Spencer
Arthur Burghardt - Cybersuit
Alex Daniels - Cybersuit
Richard Gilland - Roland Griffith
Joey Simmirin - Manfred "Turbo"
Brian Simpson - The Broodwarrior
Ashlee Levtich - Stacey Griffith
Lauren Eckstorm - Michelle

Writer/Director - Manny Coto
Producer - Jennie Lew Tugend
Co-Producers - Jonathon Komack Martin & Cami Winikoff 
Production Designer - C.J. Strawn
Costume Designer - Ileane Meltzer
Special Make-Up Effects - Thomas
R. Burman
Cinematography - Rohn Schmidt
Alien Creature Effects - Patrick M.
Creature Designer/Supervisor of
Velert and Tracker Characters -
Dan Rebert
Visual Effects Supervisor - Thomas C.
Film Editor - Bob Ducsay
Music - Nicholas Pike

Another one of those rare and lost childhood films that were profoundly forgotten by anybody who has seen it, STAR KID is for sure a brilliant concept. An interesting premise for a family film and stars child actor Joseph Mazzello. The plot wasn't as good as I was fairly expecting and the humour is only appealing to little and older children. For example, it seems that some of the story of STAR KID is taken from THE NEVER-ENDING STORY which both share the same terms of the young lead hero whose mom is dead, his dad is a workaholic and was picked on by bullies. Apparently it still has traces of originality left in the feature, Mazzello does a fine portrayal as Spencer and there are some obvious CGI effects that were featured in a few scenes.

As I give a response to the viewers that STAR KID wasn't exactly an exciting and imaginative all-ready movie, this is hardly forgettable and okay that only attracts some viewers who only watch B-movies for low-budget.

Star rating: (3/5) Average

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