|Submitted by Nick Sweeney |
(Sep 09, 2009)
Push -the next fix for heroes and mutants alike- was appealing to say the least. Original? Not so much. With such competition as X-Men and Heroes, Push has a tough audience to please. It is simply a different angle of the super hero genre and attempted to overcome such “brand names” such as Spider Man, or more recently Iron Man. Certain similarities lie in the genre; always running, always a bad guy who goes to any means to succeed, and the unlikely hero who learns of his abilities. However, Push does try changing it up a bit. The plot is one to sit through, you really can’t go to the bathroom in the middle or you might miss a key point. Overall, the background of how things are in the movie can be intriguing to those who want an interesting look at how “special” people come to be. The characters, some old and some new powers, were good, but sometimes the characters didn’t flash out and make the character jump out. The powers create another highlight for the film; although the names were a tad cheesy at times, the focusing in on certain kind of known powers and also making a few new ones added a spice to the movie. Characters that can mentally “shadow” people, to people who painfully heal others to the old man who can erase minds, add some depth. There will always be the common future telling, mind control, and telekinesis, but seeing two of the characters duke it out telekinetically was definitely intense. The one thing Push could use would be more development; too many questions went unanswered, unless they are making a sequel, in which case, they should definitely try to be more creative. This movie, while having its pitfalls, is one worth watching, regardless if you are a superhero fan or not.