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1[[quoteright:300:]]˛˛''Zoom: Academy for Superheroes'' (more commonly known as ''Zoom'') is the story of Jack Shepard (Creator/TimAllen), formerly Captain Zoom of the {{superhero}} group Team Zenith. Years ago, an attempt to boost the powers of Jack and his brother Conner (Concussion) resulted in Conner going mad, killing his teammates, and being exiled into a dimensional vortex by Zoom.˛˛Thirty years later, a retired and jaded Shepard is called in to train a group of super-powered youngsters, at Area 52. Unbeknownst to him, the real purpose of their training is so they can battle Concussion, who is on the brink of returning to his home dimension.˛˛The film is loosely based on the ''Zoom's Academy'' children's book series.˛˛----˛!!''Zoom: Academy for Superheroes'' provides examples of the following tropes:˛˛* TheAllegedCar: Area 52 has an old flying saucer-style UFO lying around that they used as a transport for their supers. The thing malfunctions like crazy, wobbles a lot, can't fly faster than 40 MPH, and even backfires. Summer finally fixes the ship's electronics at the climax and [[WhatAPieceOfJunk it performs as well as you would expect a proper superhero transport to be]].˛* AliensStealCattle: Parodied. While cruising in their flying saucer, the team lift up a cow with a TractorBeam.˛* AmplifierArtifact: Gamma 13 can increase superpowers.˛* AnimatedCreditsOpening: In a comic book style, similar to ''[[Film/SkyHigh2005 Sky High]]''.˛* Area51: They live in Area 52 which is hidden behind Area 51.˛* BasementDweller: Marsha admits she was this in her youth.˛* BrainyBrunette: Marsha.˛* BrokenAesop: If the cheerleaders treated Summer horribly before she became a member of the Zoom team, what does it say that they accept her as a member of the team because she has powers that make them look good, dresses like them, is a member of a famous super-team and had a hot boyfriend... or that Summer would even want to become a cheerleader after how she was treated?˛* BrokenPedestal: How Marsha comes to see her idea of Jack, though like the others, it gets rebuilt.˛* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Marsha gets miffed when Jack and the kids stole the flying saucer. Especially about the stunt with the burger drive-in.˛--> '''Jack''': Want a chicken wing?\˛'''Marsha''': NO!\˛'''Jack''': Are you a vegetarian? ˛* CoolPlane: The flying saucer qualifies.˛* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For most of the film, Marsha is portrayed as a slightly clumsy scientist fangirl. Near the end, we learn that she blows. [[BreathWeapon Literally.]]˛* CuteBruiser: Cindy, a.k.a. "Princess".˛* DangerRoomColdOpen: A humorous example, with a DeadlyTrainingArea that shoots ''paintballs''.˛* DePower: Zoom thought this had happened to him after exiling Conner.˛** DespairEventHorizon: It's heavily implied that the crushing grief of his brother going mad and proceeding to kill their friends and teammates along with Zoom having to be the one to imprison his brother caused Zoom to be unable to use his powers.˛* DriveThruAntics: In one scene, the main characters attempt to fly their flying saucer through a Wendy's drive thru. They manage to successfully get their order... after repeatedly hitting the restaurant and knocking over a street light.˛* EasilyForgiven: Despite his actions, this happens to Conner. [[spoiler: Justified as the main reason this happen was because of the government attempting to power him up with Gamma 13]].˛* {{Expy}}:˛** Summer almost seems to be a direct copy of [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Gray]].˛** Dylan is suspiciously similar to ''Film/SkyHigh2005'''s Warren in appearance, if not in powerset.˛** Tucker is similar to [[ComicBook/{{LegionOfSuperheroes}} Bouncing Boy]].˛** Cindy is one floppy hat away from being [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Molly Hayes]].˛* {{Fartillery}}: One of the rejected applicants is "Jupiter, the gas giant". Care to guess what his power is?˛* ForgottenFirstMeeting: At one point the kids play basketball underneath the flying saucer while Mr. Pibb watches. They're later shown the saucer and meet Pibb but act like they've never seen either before.˛* FreezeFrameBonus: When Dylan tests his clairvoyance to find Summer dancing in her room, at the last second she realizes he's there with her empathic power and looks directly into the camera.˛* GeneralRipper: Larraby (ironically played by RIP Torn).˛%% * GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.˛* GoodColorsEvilColors: To an extreme. Blue is good (Zoom's powers, Summer's necklace, Tucker's soccer uniform) and red is evil (Concussion's powers, the cheerleaders' uniforms).˛* HotScientist: Marsha (it helps that she's portrayed by Courtney Cox).˛* HumiliationConga: Dr. Grant is not exactly evil, but he kinda deserved it.˛* ILoveNuclearPower: ˛** Larraby's plan to deal with Concussion's return is to juice the kids with Gamma 13, despite the fact that it was being exposed to ''thirteen times a lethal dose of gamma radiation'' that turned Concussion into a lunatic in the first place.˛** Played straight with Zoom as the Gamma 13 succeded in amplifying his speed powers without a hitch. ˛* InNameOnly: Other than it concerns super-powered people, there is no real overlap between the movie and Jason Lethcoe's original ''Zoom'' books and comics.˛* {{Invisibility}}: Dylan, a.k.a. "Houdini". ˛* MagicPants: Tucker's swimming trunks expand to fit his enormous rear for the swimming pool incident. Averted during the try-outs, when the ballooning of his foot sends his shoe and sock flying.˛* MakeSomeNoise: Concussion has the power to generate powerful sonic blasts.˛* {{Meganekko}}: Marsha, who wears glasses throughout the movie and fits the personality somewhat. ˛* MuggleSportsSuperAthletes: The end shows that Spencer uses his powers to become a goalkeeper.˛* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:˛--> ''Larraby'': All the important persons in this room...and Mrs. Holloway.˛* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: The kids are given specially designed suits that adapt with their powers (though Spencer earlier demonstrated that he had some MagicPants).˛* {{Partial|Transformation}} {{Sizeshifter}}: Tucker, a.k.a. "Mega Boy".˛* PhlebotinumRebel: Conner lost his mind after being exposed to Gamma 13 radiation, and turned on his own teammates.˛* PowerNullifier: Area 52 has a room that acts as this, used to detain unruly supers.˛* ProductPlacement: The team flies their saucer through the drive-through at Wendy's, where Tucker orders an insane number of "Frosty" desserts for himself. When they return to base, Jack offers Marsha a Spicy Chicken sandwich.˛* PsychicPowers: Summer, a.k.a. "Wonder". Also Dylan, a.k.a. "Houdini" (because of his clairvovance).˛* RebuiltPedestal: How everyone sees Jack after [[spoiler:his powers return & he saves Connor]]˛* RedEyesTakeWarning: Connor. At the end of the Big Fight Scene, he still has red eyes [[spoiler: and then they slowly turn to normal blue, indicating [[HeelFaceTurn he is saved.]] ]]˛* RetiredBadass: Zoom.˛* RobotBuddy: Mr. Pibb.˛* ShoutOut: At one point, Summer uses her TK to lift a guard to the ceiling, just like Courteney Cox's character Glo on ''Series/MisfitsOfScience.''˛** There's also [[Film/TheSixthSense this]] exchange:˛--> '''Summer''': I see things.\˛'''Jack''': Do you see dead people?˛* {{Sidekick}}: Doctor Grant. He's even described as such in the prologue.˛* TheSixthRanger: Marsha.˛* SuperheroSchool: More of a training program.˛* SuperSpeed: Zoom (duh!).˛* {{Technopath}}: Summer's telepathy also works on machines. She can combine it with her telekinesis to fix machines.˛* WritersCannotDoMath: According to the tracking screen, the pan-dimensional anomaly moves at a speed of 25 MPH. Over the course of twelve days, it should have covered a little over seven thousand miles, meaning Concussion ''should've'' emerged somewhere in Europe.˛----


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