Shredderman Rules

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8 p.m. Saturday, June 9
Nickelodeon


Grown-ups will want to exit the room when kids sit down to watch Nickelodeon's original movie "Shredderman Rules," a seriously unfiltered 90 minutes (give or take) of whacked-out silliness that only a middle-school kid or younger could enjoy.

But then again, it's great to be young, and this buoyant, out-there adventure about a teenage nerd who turns into a cyberhero is just what a kid needs when the homework and responsibilities of living in the world get to be too much.

Devon Werkheiser plays the nerd who transforms into a visionary to save the school from its resident bully. Adapted from Wendelin Van Draanen's best-selling book "Shredderman: Secret Identity," the telefilm is nonstop action without so much as a breather. You'd have to be a teen to keep up with the pace. Director Savage Steve Holland pulls out all the stops and hypes up Russell Marcus' teleplay until it eventually flies of its own volition. It's goofiness galore but affecting to anyone who hasn't yet entered high school.
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