Excerpt: If there’s one thing that’s most likely here to stay, it’s the superhero movie. Like the Westerns in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s there seems to be a never-ending supply of movies that feature people with extraordinary abilities. Naturally the successes of films like “X-Men”, “Spider-Man” and the “Batman” movies only encourage this genre. Most of these films have origins in comic books, though a few are written directly for the screen.
Excerpt: If Jedi roamed free in the modern day, they would undoubtedly end up involved in something like Push . There is little question George Lucas’ space saga inspired the events in Push since the powers on display in this movie are nothing short of direct rip-offs. There is also a piece of Jumper squeezed in , that of an agency looking to control the Pushers. The problem is one of too much going on within the story with too little explanation.
Excerpt: The trailers for this one did nothing for me but this one it turned out to be quite a fun ride. With superheroes being the rage right nowtoday this was a refreshing change from the typical storyline. The action sequences weren’t quite as elaborate as some of the more popular films in the genre, but I appreciated the change of pace and approach. Overall a fun bit of popcorn entertainmentflick.
Conclusion: When 'Push' comes to shove, unfortunately this sci-fi action flick just doesn't cut it. The potential was there for an entertaining super-powered thrill ride, but the movie is dragged down to the depths of banality thanks to one mess of a poorly crafted script. The Blu-ray does have very strong video and audio, however, although there isn't much here in terms of worthwhile supplements. As such, 'Push' is a rental at best.
Excerpt: Hang on tight as a gang of super-powered paranormal operatives takes you on a white-knuckle thrill ride. The excitement starts when a future-seeing Watcher convinces a telekinetic Mover to help steal a briefcase that holds a billion-dollar secret. But to outrun government agents, they must enlist a mind controlling Pusher who could be their salvation - or their doom.
Excerpt: Push is NBC’s Heroes , if anything ever happened on Heroes besides oh so mysterious prophecies and a litany of excuses to avoid action sequences. Director Paul McGuigan’s movie takes the idea of super powers and attempts to set them in the real world by ditching the spandex costumes and coming up with a standard, they’re hiding among us, secret society plot.
Excerpt: As the gritty urban science-fiction adventure Push begins, co-star Dakota Fanning walks the audience through a dossier's worth of backstory and explanation about the film's good guys and bad guys, including their origins and their various psychic powers. It's all profoundly unnecessary, given that everything she says is obvious: The bad guys are steely-eyed psychic Djimon Hounsou and his band of glowering, humorless government killers, who start the movie by murdering a...