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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movie Review: Push

Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle and Djimon Honsou
A group of psychics, granted various powers when they were born band together to take down a government agency that is using a dangerous drugs that enhances their abilities in hopes of creating an army of super soldiers.
The Good:
Dakota Fanning was absolutely great in this movie! I didn't know she had that much badass emo in her. Real cool. She really can portray someone that is tough on the outside but an actual softie on the inside. Also, her drunk? Absolutely hilarious! I love it. Her acting is so good that I actually feel worried for her in the movies.
The on location Asian setting is real nice, I love how the environments give a nice fresh look instead of the conventional setting of Sci Fi movies aka Manhattan? Gotham?. The special effects in this was amazing. I love the movers especially, because it really reminded me of my Charmed days. Memories, memories.
The Bad:
For some reason it feels like a clone of Heroes for Gods sakes, and I have to say. Moreover, it really is not that memorable. Sure you have all the superpowers and whatever, but none of the plots actually do stand out, other than the drunk Dakota Fanning. Its flashy, its super cool but unfortunately the plot does not pan out. It is a nice concept but the story telling just does not hit it well on being more memorable.
Then you have Chris Evan, who is cute and nice to look at but that is it. I sometimes feel that he just coasts through the movie, like a male model posing through the scenes. Its like having sex with one of those Abercrombie and Fitch guys. They are hot, they are cute, they are incredibly sexy but they do not make you scream in bed. Even if their dicks are like 10 inches long, and thick and juicy.
Plus, Push also receives great competition from Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Fast and Furious 4, Terminator, and the upcoming Transformers to stand out
Overall, Push is just okay. I give mad props to Ms. Fanning for saving this movie into a horrible downward spiral of horrible plotlines. Guys would probably watch this, but since there were no car chases or Hiro Nakamura or anyone pulling off a Sylar. This movie is just short in the memorable and achievment area.
In short, I give Push, 2 out of 5. Nice concept but it really lacks a lot of things that will make it a successful standout in the summer blockbuster movies


Chester Chin said...

PUSHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Dakota fanning was brilliant! Lol the only reason i love that show was because of d.fanning hahahaha

Brendan Goh said...

U saw the drama right? Right?

Chester Chin said...

yup i did was a bit random at place but dakota saved the show