Initially I regarded this movie as predictable and a typical formula flick. However, it went a few steps beyond predictable.
George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei were very good and quite believable in their rolls, but the real stars were the four young actors that made up the science team.
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It’s no surprise that the team beats MIT, Virginia Tech and Cornell university. If they’d lost, well there’s not much of a story there and even the team winning isn’t the story. The story is HOW they won. That aspect of the movie is the real winner.