Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review: PUSH

PUSH - PG-13
Cast: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle
Director: Paul McGuigan
Released: February 6, 2009

Synopsis: A group of Americans with "abilities", some of which include telekinetic and clairvoyance hide from a U.S. government agency called The Division, in Hong Kong.

The Division a shadowy government agency tasked with finding and enhancing people's psychic power with the intent of creating an army of super powerful people for assassinations, espionage and it's like. Nick Gant played by Chris Evans, a telekinetic "mover,” has been in hiding since the Division murdered his father. Nick is forced out of hiding when Cassie Holmes, a 13-year-old clairvoyant “watcher,” seeks his help in finding an escaped “pusher” who may hold the key to ending the Division’s program.

As you can see, the plot line is much like say Firestarter, XMen, Mutant-X and their ilk. Oh and if this movie doesn't remind you of Painkiller Jane I don't know what would! Oh and Heroes? Oh yeah, this could almost be Heroes Hong Kong!

I would like to say that what was lost in originality was made up for with a really interesting plot, but that's not the case, Quaid, Scott and Barrymore could have done this movie with nary a rewrite. I would like to say that the special effects were better...but every time we see a physic power in action all we are given is an X-files black eye thing oh and the pushers have neat pastels when they start smackin on each other and a serious lower bowel rumble every time they hit something....I suspect that there was some skivies being changed after the fight scenes. I swear I saw a "these are not the driod you are looking for" scene!

Ok, well, for those of you that have NOT checked this movie out, here is the trailer. The movie is available on DVD.

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