This movie was generating some hype on some movie forums and by word of mouth, so I decided to check it out. In the end, I have to agree that the plot was kind of ridiculous. Usually, special effects complement the movie, but this one just went overboard on this one. If you want a movie that uses special effects wisely while retaining that aura of pure fun and enjoyable experience, I recommend something along the lines of "Shaolin Soccer." I might even recommend "Ping Pong" over this. It has a very comic book feel to it, and to be honest, I thought it was at least better than the slew of recent comic book movies (e.g., "X-Men 2", "Hulk", "Spider Man", etc.). I was expecting more from "Volcano High", but there are some people who might get a kick at the adrenaline-like antics this movie provides. Might be worthy enough to see once though.