The App Wizards
Drugs are flowing into a small American town. A small special ops military team is on the case. Meanwhile, a group of young computer wiz kids in a summer class stumble onto curious information that puts them in the center of danger.
What a neat short movie this is! Intelligent kids, great on their computers and apt with their apps, discover a slush fund for illegal drugs on the Mayor’s youth website. And, get this, no less than Mayor Cunningham is behind it! These kid wizards help the special ops military and what kid wouldn’t enjoy watching other kids working alongside the military to solve crimes? The suspenseful music adds to the mood of the movie and the plot continues to build up to the climax where we learn if the kids or the mayor will prevail. We see characters such as Lt. Sacks, a terrific leader in the military, work with the kids to crack the case. She’s a great female role model—a leader who cares.
We are awarding our Dove Seal for Ages 12+ to the film, although parents should consult the content listing. There is just a mention of the drugs, and parents should decide if their kids a bit under 12 might be fine with viewing this uplifting film.
The Dove Take:
The App Wizards is a winner! The kids are bright, the theme of kids being warned to be cautious of getting on bad websites is great, and the film is set in the contemporary world of advanced technology. This is a good one, educational and entertaining!