Whiz Kids – Movie Review
WHIZ KIDS is a coming-of-age story that follows three high school seniors from diverse backgrounds as they prepare for the nation’s most prestigious science competition. These passionate, highly ambitious students embark on an unpredictable journey of discovery where they must overcome scientific and personal challenges in order to fulfill their dreams. Forging their path as the next generation of scientists, the teens learn as much about themselves as they do about science.
Whiz Kids is one of those documentaries that is such fun to watch. It’s a story about kids who do very well. You get involved with the kids and you are rooting for them the whole time. These are kids who are trying to become the Intel science scholars because they’ll get huge amounts of money. The team includes a kid from West Virginia, a kid from Staten Island, and a kid from Uniondale in New York. You follow the lives of these kids who are just really lovable and very smart and zealous and it makes you really care about what happens to them. Their excellence and drive is probably a statement that is less about the school system, although each of them have mentors, and more about the reality that there are really some kids out there who will make their way through this world in the right way. I found this film to be very inspiring. Four stars.