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    I Watched "Sky High" For The First Time As An Adult And We All Owe Warren Peace An Apology

    I'd stop the world and melt for Warren Peace.

    Even though it's ~ho ho ho szn~, that doesn't mean that I am only in the mood to consume Christmas content. I've actually been in the mood to rewatch my fave movies from my teen years and today, ya girl is watching the CRITICALLY under-acclaimed Sky High.

    Logo for Sky High
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    Like, do I remember 100% of what happens in this film? Not at all. But do I remember that this film was iconic, the costumes were fabu, and Cousin Greg was a human highlighter? YOU BETCHA!

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    So kick back, relax, and enjoy:

    1. OK, Michael Angarano attempting to pump some iron to the tune of Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is an AMAZING way to start ANY film:

    Will lifting weights
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    2. OMG I FORGOT THAT KURT RUSSELL IS WILL'S DAD!

    Will and his dad having a conversation in his room
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    LOVE Kelly Preston, but could you imagine if they cast Goldie Hawn as Will's mom???

    3. Layla, my queen:

    Layla talking to Will's mom in the kitchen
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    4. COUSIN GREG HAS ENTERED THE CHAT!!

    Will and Zac talking on the school bus
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    5. Looks like going off campus for lunch isn't an option for Sky Highers, hehehehe:

    Image of Sky High School
    Walt Disney Studios

    6. Pres. Gwen Grayson, 2024!

    Gwen addressing the first-years
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    Don't let the pink blazer fool you, folks!

    7. Layla is wise beyond her years:

    Layla and Will watching the principal give her speech
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    I do not remember Layla being this awesome...

    8. Can we just take a moment and appreciate the color-coordinated costume design?

    Will, Layla, Magenta, Zac, and Ethan walking to their lunch table
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    Magenta has my fave wardrobe.

    9. Is that...Anson from Easy A???

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    He really knows how to play the villain, huh?

    10. And so...the plot BEGINS!

    Robot eyeball watching Will and his dad
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    Big Brother Villain is always watching! But also...really cocky of Steve Stronghold to take souvenirs from the bad guys he defeated. I'm surprised that no one has thought to make a spy cam out of their suits sooner!

    11. Sky Cousin Greg is too pure for this world:

    Zach asking a question in class
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    12. This movie...is a lot deeper than I remember...

    Will talking to his dad as his dad makes a sandwich
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    Wow, the social commentary that this film is making...truly ahead of its time.

    13. WARREN PEACE! WARR-EN PEACE! WAR AND PEACE!

    Warren Peace looking at Will with an an
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    It took me...too long to realize what they were trying to do with his name.

    14. No cap, they should really have, like, a neutralizing agent in the school to keep students from killing each other in-between classes:

    Warren Peace with his arms on fire
    Walt Disney Studios

    Just me? OK.

    15. Like, are they causing a lot of expensive damage to their school? Yes. But, Will got his powers, so the ends justify the means, I guess:

    Will holding up a lunch table that Warren is standing on
    Walt Disney Studios

    Their insurance rate must be through the ROOF!

    16. WHAT DID I JUST SAY!

    Principal Powers escorting Warren and Will to the detention room
    Walt Disney Studios

    Like, SPREAD THIS ALL OVER SO WE CAN AVOID SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN THE HALLWAYS.

    17. LMAO at Steve being excited that Will has super-strength and not upset that he almost killed a fellow student:

    Steve hugging Will with super strength
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    18. Confirmed that Gwen has the COOLEST power:

    Gwen using her powers to assemble a freeze ray
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    She can control technology with her mind...between her and Layla, the women of this film are KILLING IT with the top-tier powers.

    19. OK, I DO NOT REMEMBER THIS MOVIE BEING THIS FUNNY!

    Professor Medulla speaking to Gwen and Will
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    20. Hey Khloé Kardashian's best friend!

    Penny, Gwen, and Will siting at the lunch table
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    21. I know that Will's a hero now and he won "Beat the Citizen," but that does not mean you STAND UP YOUR FRIENDS!

    Layla waiting for Will at a Chinese restaurant
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    22. HAWT:

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    Hehehe, get it?

    23. OK, I know Layla is into Will and all, but WARREN IS RIGHT THERE, MY GUY!

    Warren talking to Layla at his restaurant
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    Why am I cryin' in the club rn?

    24. Not only did Will stand Layla up, but he also broke her heart :(

    Will and Layla riding the bus
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    25. Do I...see sparks?

    Warren and Layla holding hands
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    Sure, that may have been Warren's hand on fire as a warning not to call him "cutie," but I see something brewing between these two. After all, fake dating is my fave trope!

    26. I mean, I'm glad Will stood up for Layla and his posse, but I wish he did it SOONER!

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    When Layla cries, I cry!

    27. Warren is out here doing the lord's work:

    Warren talking to Will at the Chinese restaurant
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    He's out here giving Will advice even though they're archenemies. You know what I call that? Growth.

    28. HE WORE A TUX FOR HER!!

    Warren sneaking up behind Layla at the school dance
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    Will ain't shit, Layla.

    29. I know she's the bad guy, but damn. What a reveal:

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    30. Way to ~glow~, Sky Cousin Greg!

    Zach glowing in the vents
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    SHINE BRIGHT, MY KING!

    31. I love when the supervillain gives their spiel:

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    NGL, it's pretty genius to turn all these heroes — including Will's parents — into babies and raise them as villains. You already know their powers are gonna be dope!

    32. Cinematic parallels:

    Layla saying "Big mistake" and Vivian from Pretty Woman saying "Big mistake. Big. Huge!"
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    That's what you get for judging a book by her cover, Khloe Kardashian's BFF! What we're not gonna do is hit our fellow women!

    33. Talk about a GREEN THUMB!

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    THE FUTURE IS FEMALE!

    34. It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Will Stronghold!

    Will flying outside of the school
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    Really glad he was able to fly after Gwen / Royal Pain yeeted him through the window during their fight.

    35. Sure, he saved the school. That doesn't change anything! I'm still #TeamWarren:

    Will holding up Sky High
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    36. Ah yes, the detention room. Makes me wonder, if this neutralizing power existed ALL THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL we would have never been in this MESS:

    Gwen, her minion, and Penny sitting in detention
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    Again...WHAT DID I SAY???

    37. ~Fire and ice~:

    Warren and ice girl holding hands
    Walt Disney Studios

    Wait a minute...THAT'S NOT LAYLA'S HAND!!

    38. OK, this is a cute moment:

    Will and Layla dancing in the sky
    Walt Disney Studios

    Adorable? Yes. Do I like it? NO. WARREN AND LAYLA 4EVER!! THE TRUE OTP.

    39. "So in the end, my girlfriend became my archenemy, my archenemy became my best friend, and my best friend became my girlfriend. But, hey! That's high school."

    Cartoon of Sky High characters
    Walt Disney Studios

    Why am I cryin' in the club rn...AGAIN??

    Moral of the story: Don't underestimate women, don't underestimate women, and...don't underestimate women. OH, and #WarrenAndLayla4Ever.