Review: Jump In: Disney Channel Original Movie
Plot Summery: Young Talented Inner City Boxer, “Izzy,” comes of age after discovering competitive Double Dutch.
The Good: Movie runs the gambit with typical "hot button" themes typical for the genra using exposition without beating you over the head highlighting each issue. Great performance from Corbin Bleu (also featured in High School Musical) as the character Izzy - hope to see more of him.
The Bad: Typical Disney Plot device: Lead character doesn’t have a mother… Could this signify that he lost his moral rudder, and has to find his way himself because he has problems relating to his father? Been there, done that. Also the climax is a bit thick and extra sappy, but you expect that from a Disney Channel "afterschool special" type movie...
Best Special Feature: Learning the movies: A Double Dutch instructor shows you the moves with the cast. Cool.
The Bottom Line: Not a bad film, but typical “made for Disney Channel” feel good film of the “after school variety.” Lots of heart, but no brain…
My rating: C (A little too much cheese for my taste, but mostly harmless.)
Mild Violence (Boxing Sequences)
Age 10 (maybe 12) - 16
Would appeal to both male and female teenagers.
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