Reviewers’ grade: D-
At first I thought that “Skool” was spelled that way due to urban patois. Now I’ve seen the movie and I know that “skool” is misspelled because no one associated with this disaster is smart enough to spell it correctly. Yes, it’s that dumm. Jamie Kennedy plays “ I just can’t write “stars” “ as a guy who awakens from a 20-year coma to find that he is a 12-year-old in a man’s body.
It’s not much of a body (we get to see it naked, a sight for which my eyeballs are filing suit against Bob Yari Productions), but it is a man’s. He decides to re-form his old break-dance crew to win a contest so he can repay his parents for his medical bills. It’s a plan a 12-year-old might concoct, but we have to take it seriously.
This is billed as a comedy, but it is a joyless, laugh-less, insight-less, pitiful excuse for one, and it is well on its way to placing on every Worst Film of 2007 list. In fact, I think it has a lock. PG-13