Calvin is an orphan who lives out his dream of becoming
a basketball player - with a little help from a magical pair
of trainers. Soon after he steps into the mysterious shoes,
Calvin's amazing athletic skills land him a position on an
all-star team. With this dream fulfilled he sets his sights
on another dream... having a real family. But first he and
his pals must defeat Bittleman, the orphanage headmaster trying
to sabotage Calvin's career and dash his hopes of ever being
rap sensation Lil Bow Wow makes his feature film debut in
this heart-warming comedy. And it works well with him in the
lead. Let's get this straight. Shakespeare this ain't, but
there have been worse kids films in recent years.
are some painfully funny moments including the scene where
suitable adoptive parents are interviewed to adopt Mike. One
couple think it appropriate to sing The Sun Will Come Out
Tomorrow from Annie - because she was an orphan
Glover - remember him from Back to the Future? - stars
as the twisted orphanage headmaster. But he just looks and
acts like an older, meaner George McFly - which is a bit spooky.
biggest complaint I had about this movie was the blatant amount
of on-screen advertising. Forget the Fanta and Staples in-your-face
product placement and let's concentrate on the trainers which
are at the heart of the movie. Nike must have paid a fortune!
I'm surprised they didn't try to call the movie Like Mike's
are plenty of extra features to keep you happy including audio
commentary by John Schultz, Lil Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki;
Featurette Off The Hook And On The Set; Three deleted
scenes with optional director commentary; Making of featurette
- 'Bow Wow's bow'; Music promo; and 'Basketball' music video.
for the kids!
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