However, the joy of this movie goes beyond the homages woven through the sets and costumes, it's a veritable menagerie of familiar faces playing tonge-in-cheek comicbook sterotypes. Aside from the protagonist's A-list super-hero parents, played by Kurt Russel and Kelly Preston, it has two Kids In The Hall alums, Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald, playing faculty members, along with Bruce Campbell as the gym coach, Lynda Carter as the principal (who does get off a "Wonder Woman" joke at the end), and even an ancient-looking Cloris Leachman as the school nurse. Additionally, a number of incidental adult roles feature actors better known for their voice talent than their faces (for example that cowering homebuyer towards the end of the film is the guy who supplies the voice of both The Mayor and The Narrator from The Power Puff Girls)..
Of course, all those faces/voices don't mean much to under-10 crowd, but they certainly keep things amusing for the parents. Again, this is probably paced and themed to a sub-13 audience (so don't look for high drama/tension or a lot of backstory), but it successfuly avoids those "is this thing ever going to get over with" stretches that I frequently find myself in when attending movies with The Girls. Aside from the "dirt dog" voice in my head (which also wanted to see Ella Enchanted as a porno), I found nothing wanting in this film ... well, with the exception of popcorn ... about 1/4 of the way through I was regretting our decision to forgo popcorn for a bag of Skittles ... so, anyway, I highly recommend this one (oh, and get the popcorn)!