Sunday, 27 September 2009


A movie that hasn't made it out over here yet (and yet the DVD is readily available overseas) is Push. It involves a lot of people with psychic abilities, so you know there'll be a lot of CGI. The stunt players may have thrown themselves for real, but still there's a lot of enhancement.

Generally these movies take two approaches: one is the hero has psychic abilities and must battle against the humans (usually with a lot of angst about how ethically these powers should be used). Or one team of psychics end up battling against another group of psychics. This movie is in the latter realm, in that pretty much everyone you meet in the movie has some psychic ability, and, handily, no compunction about using it on anyone else.

Basically, there's sort of a story here about... something, didn't really pay attention, but there were a lot of scenes of psychic powers around the place, so that was cool. And, at the end of the day, that's all that matters, right? Given the ending, I presume the main plot was resolved, but I couldn't swear to it.

As the hero we have Chris "Johnny Storm" Evans. I believe that he indeed has the ability... to look pretty, and looks pretty a lot. Dakota Fanning is the cute girl that needs help, and Camilla Belle I haven't heard of before. Xiaolu Li makes for a fun, psychotic evil girl, and out own Cliff Curtis had a major role too!

Thinking back on it, I can't say I'm really excited about it. If you think it would engage you, go see it, but I would advise against huge expectations.


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