15 September 2004 | ermguard-imdb
This was perhaps the only worthwhile family film released this summer. The kids were natural and real (no 14-year-olds trying to play 8-year-olds, etc). I especially enjoyed the interaction between the brothers Danny and Ben (played expertly by Tyler Dylan Smith and Colton Shires). It reminded me of the way I interacted with my own brother at that age (my own brother was not as devious as Ben, though). This movie IS NOT a sequel to the awful "Bike Squad" movie from a few years ago. I found the story to be realistic (kids trying to save a public park) and smartly written (not the smart-kids-dumb-adults formula) with very little filler material. Kids should enjoy this and adults can watch without cringing.