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DESCRIPTION:It s a short trip from zero to hero in Minutemen, the hit Disney Channel Original Movie that mashes together outrageous comedy and awesome sci-fi adventure. And only on this DVD can you score the never-before-seen alternate ending and an exclusive time-traveling feature that takes you behind-the-scenes with the cast for a cutting-edge and funny look back at the making of the film!
Go back in time with three hi-tech heroes! To spare other kids from humiliating and totally un-cool high school experiences, seniors Virgil (Jason Dolley of Cory In The House) and his buddies invent the ultimate time machine. But when they accidentally open a black hole, they learn that turning back the clock can create a massive mess. You won t want to miss a single hilarious minute! END
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The effects and responsibities of both time travel and tampering with government computer program are deftly done. Again Charlie Tuttle ends up on top, making the Pacific Tech researchers look ridiculous. It ends up changing several situations in self-serving ways. The visual effects are great for a low budget Disney TV movie.
The scene where the Minutemen have to save the world is dramatic and moving. Finally they are popular! (It's too bad that no one will know it if they go the wrong way back in time...)
The ending is satisfactory (I won't reveal it - go buy the DVD!) but the extra DVD ending is however lame.
With interesting plot lines and intriguing characters - I'd recommend that Disney find a new vehicle for the Tuttle character (perhaps along with Virgil/Stephanie and Jeanette) in college.
Elwood "Sandy" Sanders, Jr.
Using Disney Channel's trusty "Archie" storytelling model, this movie chronicles the adventures of three high school misfits, one of whom finds a way to travel into time just enough to solve problems. Dolley, whose character in this film is a little more savvy than his "Newt" persona, uses the device to become popular and so doing, loses what is really important. Everyone learns a valuable lesson and all is well.
Like so many of these films, the young stars benefit from strong support from fine actors including J.P. Manoux, known to prime-time grownups as Henshaw, the cranky surgeon on "E.R.," and to cartoon fans as the voice of Kuzco on "The Emperor's New School."
There's also a groovy (oh I am sooooo old) music video with the talented Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" and "Jump In."
Virgil Fox's embarrassing first day of high school still follows him around into his senior year. He stood up for Charlie Tuttle, the young genius who'd skipped a few grades, leading them both to be dressed as cheerleaders and hung from the school's mascot. Now, they've spent three years eating at the "dork table", while Charlie does experiments and Virgil misses his middle school friends and tries to figure out a way to be popular like they are.
Things get interesting when Charlie discovers a way to time travel. With help from shop class tough guy, Zeke, they build the time machine at school under the guise of a Back to the Future club. Virgil wants to use the time machine to get popular (and rich), but eventually, Charlie convinces him to put time travel to a more selfless use: saving fellow dorks from pranks and humiliation. Equipped with gear from Charlie's obsessed fangirl, Jeanette, the three boys become known as the snowsuit guys. Unfortunately, the vice-principal forms a vendetta against the snowsuit guys for ruining his school replica and upsetting the status-quo, as the typical dorky kids start to get popular - and obnoxious. And then, there's the FBI and co., watching out for suspicious activity.
I think Minutemen is a great family movie. Is it wacky and cheesy? Definitely. It brought me back to the days of Genius, one of my very favorite Disney Channel movies. And I was honestly obsessed with this movie for a while.Read more ›
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loved the tv show so much i had to get these on dvd so i could rewatch any time!!Published 9 days ago by WinterPrincess
Okay, I'm an old lady who loves Disney movies. This is an enjoyable flight of fancy into time travel with a lot of fun special effects and a good moral at the end of the story. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Susan Benson
Item was as advertised and arrived by promised datePublished 17 months ago by Teena Colette Millett
Being that I'm into time travel movies I thought this was a good movie.Published 17 months ago by thundergod
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