Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
The Forrester family - father Mitch Forrester, mother Helen Forrester, their pre-teen son Billy Forrester and their pre-school son Woody Forrester - have just moved to a new town where Mitch is starting a new job. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. It's worse for Billy as Woody, who is not worried about the move, is at that stage in his life where everything is simple and easy. Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. The altercation involves worms and Billy stating that he eats worms all the time, which leads to all the bullies calling him "Wormboy". As such, Joe bets Billy that he can't eat ten worms (without vomiting), the bet to take place this upcoming Saturday, with the last worm to be consumed by 7pm. Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet. As the bet starts, the only classmate on Billy's side is ...Written by
On the very first day of shooting, while the boys (minus Luke Benward) were trying out their new bikes, Philip Bolden accidentally hit the back tire of Austin Rogers' bike and crashed, hitting his mouth on the curb and breaking his front teeth. His teeth had to be replaced. The accident left marks on his face that the makeup crew attempted to cover, but are still visible on camera. As the marks healed, they had to be drawn in to maintain continuity. See more »
When Billy is brushing his teeth, and his Dad comes and asks him to watch Woody for the day, the toothpaste in his mouth switches from toothpaste to no toothpaste. See more »
[after getting advice from Woody on what makes Billy sick]
Thanks, you little midget.
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Silent quote from trailer used: "No worms were harmed in the making of this film." (Shows worm blowing up in microwave.) "Not even this one" See more »
A great movie for 8 - 11 boys! (and those that appreciate that humor)
Pre-adolescent humor is present in large quantities. The acting and story are wonderful if you can stomach the concept. Those with weak constitutions will have some difficulty since the "worms" are realistic enough to cause churning of more than a few in the audience.
Tom Cavanagh and Hallie Kate Eisenberg stole the spotlight, but the young Ty Panitz could get some serious time on screen over the next few years.
Miss Eisenberg has developed from a cute face into a strong young actress with charm and wonderful comic delivery.
The story does a spectacular job in dealing with bullying, friendship, and fairness. It creates an opportunity to discuss these topics in an open and frank manner while recalling some "gross" scene from the film.
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