- 1 hr 30 min
In the movie Minutemen, Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, and Nicholas Braun star as three high school students who call themselves "The Minutemen." These guys are a group of nerds who have no interest in sports, popularity contests or anything else that is considered to be socially acceptable in high school. However, despite that, they are the smartest and most innovative students in the school. The movie begins with Virgil (Dolley), an aspiring inventor who is obsessed with time travel. Along with his buddies, Charlie (Benward) and Zeke (Braun), Virgil believes he can change the course of history by traveling back in time to correct the mistakes of his past. His wish comes true when he discovers a unique device that allows him to jump into the past using his high school's wiring system. The trio then embarks on a series of adventures throughout time, trying to fix the mistakes they've witnessed or even caused. During their trips through time, the Minutemen encounter different obstacles and challenges while discovering new things about the past. Some of the key characters in the movie include Emily, a popular girl who is also the object of Virgil's affections. She becomes intertwined in the group's adventures when she discovers their time-traveling secret. Then there's Derek, the school's bully who is constantly annoyed by the Minutemen, who get in the way of his schemes. Lastly, there's Mr. Tolkan, the school's principal who seems to have it out for the Minutemen and frequently catches them in the act of time-traveling, leading to some tense moments throughout the movie. The film's plot follows Virgil and his friends through their travels in time as they try to correct past mistakes and improve situations. However, every change they make has unforeseen and unintended consequences. Their actions and decisions cause a chain reaction leading to a domino effect that carries through to present day. Along the way, the trio has to face various obstacles in their quest to make things right. The movie is a family-friendly comedy for all ages, highlighting how the power of friendship and intelligence can make a difference, and that changing the past isn't as easy as it seems. The film's dialogue is snappy, and the acting is fun and engaging, as well as the comedic timing of the actors. Minutemen is directed by Lev L. Spiro and written by John Killoran, David Diamond, and David Weissman. The film was released in 2008 and received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. It is a fun and engaging movie with a heart, a must-watch for anyone looking for an entertaining family comedy that also touches on important life lessons about friendship, responsibility, and the consequences of our actions. Overall, Minutemen is a timeless comedy with a unique premise that combines time travel, friendship, and high school dynamics. The movie is full of humor, heart, and an entertaining cast of characters that will make you laugh out loud and cheer for the heroes. Whether you're a teenager or an adult, Minutemen is a movie that will make you feel good and leave you with a smile on your face.