I just watched a movie where the parents are not all clueless, the fathers are not all disinterested (or jerks) the bad guys are merely enervated…and the Hollywood cliches you think you see coming, aren’t. Naturally, the professional reviewers panned it.
It had no fight scenes or explosions, mockery or humiliation and it still held my son’s (and wife’s) attention and left us glad for having watched it. It’s available on Canadian Netflix.
Related: just how realistic is that stuff about fathers not being clueless, anyway?