A kids' movie adults will actually enjoy! It explores newworlds (literally) and gives the audience lots of visual treats:special effects, wild outfits, and lots of action. Zenon is a smart,capable teenage girl who's a bit out of the ordinary--she lives on aspace station in the mid-21st century. Other than that, she'sperfectly normal--in fact, she's recently gone head over heels for apopular music group. Zenon has a knack for getting into trouble,though, and when she pushes the limits just a little too far, herparents decide it best to send their daughter back to Earth (theultimate punishment) to stay with Zenon's aunt. Once there, Zenondiscovers just HOW different she is from the other kids--living up inspace is nothing like living in your typical American city--and shehas a few embarrassing moments, which are not unlike moments Earthkids experience when they transfer to a new country or culture. Thegreat thing about this movie is that it's never boring. Sometimespredictable, yes. Boring, no. Zenon is always involved in some kindof action-packed escapade. She's part detective, part crime fighter,part Superhero (almost). To put it simply, this movie is"stellar"!
I'm not a big fan of made for t.v. movies. I don't mind watching them once in a while, but they're not the best thing to waste your time doing. Anyway, I had read the little childrens book to my sister a couple years ago, so I decided I'd watch it when I heard Disney was going to make it. The book was about trouble maker Zenon who lives on a space station in the future being sent to earth to stay with her grand parents. She found it booring until her dog had puppies. I thought the book was so stupid. But Disney wrote a completely different story for the movie. In the movie, Zenon is in 7th grade, not 5th grade like in the book. When she is accidentially in the wrong place at the right time, she witnesses someone loading a virus into her space station that she lives on. When no one believes her, her parents ground her to earth, which is considered a very dangerous place to live because of pollution and earthquakes and such. She has a little trouble fitting in, but she ends up falling in love and discovers everyone in the space station is about to die because of the virus. Now she dosen't have much time to get back into space and save the day. I reccomend if you haven't seen it, that you go to your local video store and rent it, or maybe wait and see if the price drops. I guarantee you'll like it. Disney recently made a sequal called "Zenon: The Zequel." The first one was better though!
This movie rocks! Everybody loves it! Because of "Zenon", the Disney Channel started making a made for t.v. movie every month! It's a story that everyone will be able to relate to no matter how old or young you are. Kirsten Storms is perfect for the part of Zenon, and Raven Samone did a good job as Z's best friend, Nebula. Zenon is a 13 year old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049. Everything was going perfect for her. Her favorite band is comeing to space and she gets to meet them. But when Zenon catches the founder of the "Spay-Stay" planting a virus to shut it down, nobody believes her and her parents ground her. Literally ground her. To Earth! With her new found friends, Zenon must find a way to get back to space and stop the virus from destroying her home and loved ones before it's too late! Your sure to love Disney's "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century"!
Zetus Lapetus! If you know that expression like most of us that grew up in the 90's you will definitely enjoy coming back to this film. As a Disney Channel movie made for TV it still holds up pretty well almost 17 years later! (Made in 1999). This is a great nostalgic movie that is enjoyable to sit back on a nice night when you've run out of anything else on streaming to watch.
No spoilers here. And for those of you who haven't seen it yet? It's still pretty good all things considered. The acting is pretty darn good for being some TV movie for kids and teens. A cute story about how a young girl saves her family, friends, and an entire community living up in a Space Station that is doomed to self-destruct by sabotage by the owner. She was banned from the Space Station for what they thought was bad behavior, but she is determined to get back and save them all! Not everything in the movie is entirely realistic, but it's still pretty fun to follow her story and has it's tense moments.
On a side trivial note, it's actually not too far off in its imagination on what life will be like in 2050. We won't have everyday spaceflight and a giant colony of people living in space, but other things in the film were good predictions from the 90's. While other films thought we would have flying cars and brain chips, this movie takes a more subtle approach. Like the people carry around what looks VERY much like the modern day iPad. A simple touch screen that does everything you want and more. I've yet to see any movie from before 2000 guess we would ever have such things. Also, they show *some* cars will be self-driving (not all), which is probably going to happen by 2050. Zenon's time on Earth is fun to watch, if you like those kind of nerdy things.
I love that Amazon offers this in their video streaming! It's less than $6 to have in your library forever and the streaming quality is great. The only thing better would be owning the DVD which doesn't exist.
I love Disney Channel Original Movies! They are good movies the whole family will enjoy. This one is about Zenon. She lives on a space station in the year 2049. She is always getting in trouble. When she catches the owner of the ship loading a virus onto it, she is blamed for lying and her parents ground her to earth! She dosen't fit in, but falls in love and makes an enimy. When on earth, she discovers how to stop the virus from destroying her family, friends, and home! The only problem is, she's 13 and has to get to space! This movie teaches kids to take chances. Rent it today!