Summary: Enjoyed this movie more the second time watching then the first. I seemed to catch more of what was going on after the first viewing. The setting was good, maybe a different location would have made it better...the action was great. I am becoming a fan of Dakota Fanning the more movie i see her in,. I believe she can be a wonderful actress and will be more so as her career continues. I was expecting a little more out of this movie, maybe more of a twist.
Summary: The reviews here seem to be divided between those who consider "Push" a 10-star masterpiece and those who say it's total garbage. First of all, there's no way in hell this movie rates 10 stars. I can't imagine why anyone would rank it that highly; and yes, one does wonder whether some of the more enthusiastic reviewers were involved with the production in some way. But I'm just as baffled by those who panned it top to bottom and gave it the lowest possible rating.
Excerpt: What a mess! Push is easily one of the worst action films I've ever seen! Between flat and unlikable characters to dull action, Push gets just about everything wrong. It's campy, it's silly, and painfully un-watchable. Push is much more confusing than it needs to be. In the end, it's just about a group of people trying to get a case before the "bad guys" get it.
Summary: There was something about this movie that I just didn't like going into it. I couldn't put my finger on it until the very end, which popped up out of absolutely nowhere. I'm not by any means a critic, in fact I hate critics, I really do. So, for me to give a movie a single star it has to really be bad. And this movie, at least to me, was bad. It wasn't horrible, but it was pretty bad. I never thought such a great cast would be in such a bad action movie.
Excerpt: Push is set in a world inhabited by people who were the subjects of government experiments that gave them special powers including telekinesis, mind control and the ability to see the future. "Mover" Chris Evans is approached by a young girl who predicts the future through a series of abstract drawings and they set about bringing down the shadowy agency that experiments upon them...is any of this sounding familiar?
Summary: The main players in this have special mind powers. U.S. gov't. and Hong Kong underworld vying for the prize, a syringe of super potion. The good special ones are trying to keep the syringe away from the bad special ones. Neither the gov't. nor the underworld are the good guys. The special minders caught in the middle are the good guys. Plenty of mind power effects and an ending that hints more to come or just ran out of money.
Summary: One of the few movies in which style over substance worked for me. I don't know what it is, but I loved the atmosphere and uniqueness of the characters and felt that the special effects didn't overpower the rest of the film.
Summary: I was expecting more - they spend way too much time on the mythology of this world of "special people" and not enough time on characters. Other than Dakota Fanning, there's not a lot of personality to the film. A bit too lazy for my tastes.
Summary: I have never seen so many enthusiastic responses that were obviously staged when the film first came out in 2006 - LOL had a good laugh with them. The film had its merits, a decent attempt at a crime/drug thriller but what bothered me was the source - are there really people like this - have decent jobs, great girlfriends, lives seem together and accidentally find some drugs and then track down the big time dealers to offer their services?
Excerpt: A 2 hour set up that goes no where. The movie I'm guessing was planning on being successful enough to warrant a sequel or franchise so instead of making a really great movie people would want to see another one of they loaded up more crap then they could fit in 2 hours about explaining their little world to us and all the intricate little rules they need to play by, being sure to open up plenty of possible side plots and leave enough questions unanswered at the end of...