5.8/10
1,615
4 user 4 critic

Kenny Begins (2009)

Kenny Starfighter is probably the most hopeless student the Hero academy of the galaxy has ever had. But in his desperate attempt in graduating he accidentally crashes on earth and meets ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Kenny Starfighter (TV Series 1997)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kenny Starfighter, a dim-witted Galaxy superhero, comes to Earth to save his home planet Mylta from the evil lord Dr. Deo. To his aid are four kids, whose school is controlled by a bunch of very weird teachers.

Stars: Johan Rheborg, Johan Stattin, Josefin Edvardsson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II.

Director: Lisa Ohlin
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A teenager with Asperger's syndrome tries to overcome his own relationship challenges to find a new girlfriend for his depressed brother.

Director: Andreas Öhman
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Sofie Hamilton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Coming of age film that takes place in the Swedish archipelago during 70s about young Martin (Bill Skarsgård) who gets a summer job working at a hotel. The hotel manager Gösta (Peter Dalle)... See full summary »

Director: Hannes Holm
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Peter Dalle, Josefin Ljungman
Simple Simon I (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A younger brother with Aspergers syndrome helps his older brother find a girlfriend.

Director: Andreas Öhman
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man and a woman live in an infinite routine loop, until a Stone appears.

Director: Constantine Venetopoulos
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Emma Doxiadi
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

"Pigan brinner!" ("Maid on fire!") is a "modern silent short", shot in black/white 35 mm with the hand cranked camera Pathé, from 1914, (actually the same camera used by D.o.P. Julius ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Lima de Faria, Anette Skåhlberg
Stars: Leif Andrée, Maria Kulle, Bill Skarsgård
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When she's arrested for attempting to murder the son of a factory owner, Fragancia spins a tale of love and betrayal that began in her youth.

Director: Ella Lemhagen
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Loa Falkman
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Four guys are out kayaking. They meet two sisters and decide to camp and party together. After a wild night the youngest sister is gone.

Director: Jon Lindström
Stars: Emil Forselius, Rafael Edholm, Alexander Skarsgård
Victoria I (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A tragic love affair between Victoria and Johannes. She's a daughter of a rich estate owner and he's the son of the poor miller. Despite the deep love between them, her father makes Victoria ditch Johannes for the richer Otto.

Director: Torun Lian
Stars: Iben Akerlie, Jakob Oftebro, Bill Skarsgård
Alteration (2017)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alexandro volunteers for an experiment on the study of dreams. He doesn't know that he will suffer Elsa's intrusion, an A.I who will feed off his subconscious by digitalizing and dematerializing it.

Director: Jérôme Blanquet
Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Amira Casar, Jonah Daniels
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Percy Nilegård has gotten in to the commercial radio business. The radio station rents premises of the fire station and its chief, the self willed Greger who's in charge of six well built ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Jonas Inde, Andres Lokko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Rheborg ... Kenny Starfighter
Bill Skarsgård ... Pontus
Carla Abrahamsen Carla Abrahamsen ... Miranda
Jan Mybrand ... Rutger Oversmart
Brasse Brännström ... General Sudoko
Cecilia Frode ... Underhuggare 1
Per Svensson ... Underhuggare 2
Josephine Bornebusch ... Underhuggare 3
Kalle Moraeus ... Fortköraren
Pernilla August ... Rektorn
Rosie Anderberg Rosie Anderberg ... Earth
Yankai Yu ... Wind
Heyes Jemide Heyes Jemide ... Fire (as Hayes Jemide)
Björn Gustafsson ... Lenny Starfighter
Sissela Kyle ... Jenny Starfighter
Edit

Storyline

Kenny Starfighter is probably the most hopeless student the Hero academy of the galaxy has ever had. But in his desperate attempt in graduating he accidentally crashes on earth and meets Pontus, an earthling who accidentally stumbled upon an intergalactic crystal which gave him inhuman strength. Now Kenny must save Pontus from Rutger Oversmart who wants the powers from the crystal for himself and Pontus must save Kenny from the fate of failing school and ending up as a hairdresser. Written by Fabian

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

25 March 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Космолузер See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 34,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The warning that the 'countdown voice' speaks towards the end - "Soon it will be hot. 800 degrees, you can trust me, you can trust me" - are the lyrics of the chorus of the punk band Ebba Grön's famous Swedish hit "800 C". See more »

Goofs

In the end of the movie when Kenny is talking to Pontus and Miranda at the school yard, the camera crew is reflected in Kenny's shoulder pad. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Spider-Man (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Comedy" without funny parts...
10 April 2009 | by kendoka-2See all my reviews

This film features a lot of top Swedish comedians - but somehow manages to strangle their creativity. Despite the film being based on the great TV-series Kenny Starfighter, nothing is even remotely as good as the original. Somebody on this forum compared Kenny Begins with SW 1-3, I tend to agree. A visually superior version of the original - but lacking in story/acting and overall feel.

About the humour: When I saw the movie (with my eleven year old daughter) the cinema audience laughed only three or four times during the entire movie. Sorry but watching Kenny drink shampoo just ain't funny (although it may sound funny). Top joke in the whole film: a computerized voice saying "800 degrees, trust me" (song lyric)...

Bill Skarsgård was probably casted due to his last name, did not display much acting skills. Johan Rheborg looked tired and Björn G. didn't get one single funny line to speak.

Great visual effects, nice props/costumes and über-cool super villains, though.


14 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed