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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

    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!

    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

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

    Will and his dad having a conversation in his room

    3. Layla, my queen:

    Layla talking to Will's mom in the kitchen

    4. COUSIN GREG HAS ENTERED THE CHAT!!

    Will and Zac talking on the school bus

    5. Looks like going off campus for lunch isn't an option for Sky Highers, hehehehe:

    Image of Sky High School

    6. Pres. Gwen Grayson, 2024!

    Gwen addressing the first-years

    7. Layla is wise beyond her years:

    Layla and Will watching the principal give her speech

    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

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

    10. And so...the plot BEGINS!

    Robot eyeball watching Will and his dad

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

    Zach asking a question in class

    12. This movie...is a lot deeper than I remember...

    Will talking to his dad as his dad makes a sandwich

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

    Warren Peace looking at Will with an an

    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

    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

    16. WHAT DID I JUST SAY!

    Principal Powers escorting Warren and Will to the detention room

    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

    18. Confirmed that Gwen has the COOLEST power:

    Gwen using her powers to assemble a freeze ray

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

    Professor Medulla speaking to Gwen and Will

    20. Hey Khloé Kardashian's best friend!

    Penny, Gwen, and Will siting at the lunch table

    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

    22. HAWT:

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

    Warren talking to Layla at his restaurant

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

    Will and Layla riding the bus

    25. Do I...see sparks?

    Warren and Layla holding hands

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

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

    Warren talking to Will at the Chinese restaurant

    28. HE WORE A TUX FOR HER!!

    Warren sneaking up behind Layla at the school dance

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

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

    Zach glowing in the vents

    31. I love when the supervillain gives their spiel:

    32. Cinematic parallels:

    Layla saying "Big mistake" and Vivian from Pretty Woman saying "Big mistake. Big. Huge!"

    33. Talk about a GREEN THUMB!

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

    Will flying outside of the school

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

    Will holding up Sky High

    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

    37. ~Fire and ice~:

    Warren and ice girl holding hands

    38. OK, this is a cute moment:

    Will and Layla dancing in the sky

    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

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