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Neither the boys nor the film's director and screenwriter can think of anything to do with these special gifts that is not frivolous, playful or malevolent.
Thats the point of the moive...instead o your averege superhero its people who start to drift to the dark side
Feb 5 - 05:06 PM
because that's what the majority of teenagers would act like with powers like those.
Feb 5 - 07:33 PM
That was the WHOLE point of the movie, they're normal people, with normal reactions. It's what makes this movie great. It's a great story line and your review is not accurate.
Feb 5 - 09:24 PM
yeah. that's what Philip French said at the end of his review, lol.
here's the full review.
"In this curious sci-fi thriller, directed by Josh Trank, three high school misfits from a Seattle suburb, all vaguely acquainted with the ideas of Schopenhauer, accidentally discover a source of telekinesis and become supermen. Unfortunately, like Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, neither the boys nor the film's director and screenwriter (Max Landis, son of John Landis and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis) can think of anything to do with these special gifts that is not frivolous, playful or malevolent. Maybe that's the point."
Feb 14 - 09:36 AM
I don't get it. Would you have preferred the whole done-to-death superheroes in the real world story? This was clever and innovative.
Feb 5 - 10:46 PM
What made this movie great is that it emulated what a real world high school senior would do with these powers. It was not the Marvel Universe where Spiderman has a bunch of villains to thwart. Obviously you missed that.
Feb 6 - 07:56 AM
Another critic who had to be the dissenting voice in a sea of praise. You're so edgy...ugh.
Feb 6 - 08:27 AM
i hate you so much- i hate you sosososososso much- what- were you 32 when you were born- really- you are an idiot- please choose another career- leave the writing for those who have an understanding or at least an idea about teenagers-
Feb 6 - 08:47 PM
"Maybe that was the point."
Yes. Yes it was.
If I or almost anyone else my age suddenly got superpowers, we wouldn't suddenly develop a strong moral compass and start fighting baddies.
No, we'd dick around and do exactly what these kids did.
Feb 6 - 11:06 PM
no? first thing i'd have done is enrich myself and then start saving the world or bringing world peace. but maybe that's just me.
Feb 14 - 09:37 AM
Of course just about everyone would say that they'd do that, but when we're actually in that moment we tend to act differently from how we'd like to.
Feb 18 - 06:50 AM
Born with a stiff...
...stiff upper lip.
Feb 6 - 11:55 PM
In Your Dreams
Yeah, I had a bad feeling about this one. Thank you for your poignant and well thought-out review Phil, I will definitely reconsider seeing this and direct some of my more adamant friends to your page. It's time people learned the truth.
Feb 7 - 12:51 AM
the truth!? opinion can never be truth and opinion can never be a lie ..
Feb 9 - 10:56 AM
Cheyne L, you're absolutely correct, but what Philip French is into, is the typical action almighty super goodie hero fairy tale. Sadly, philip could grasp the concept behind this movie; realism.
May 17 - 02:55 AM
This movie was actually entertaining to me. It usually takes me a minute to adjust to the fact that it's one of those camera following/shaking/unstable view movies but I believe it was worth watching. I felt like I was watching a better perspective of how the development of the X men movies should have been like. Just the development stage. Also it was a great build up for a villain as well. The only sad part is that movies like this, in which I get excited about, usually do not come out with a part 2 or 3. Their usually just one hit wonders to get our attention for the director. This movie does have a backbone story buried deep in the "ground" of it. Hopefully they will extend this and create a new type of X men. Then slowly shy away from the camcorder.
Feb 7 - 11:02 AM
what did you expect 3 teens to do with super powers? They still had no idea how powerful they were.. we watched them learn there new found powers and learn to better control them.. we also learned that one young man was really troubled and couldn't control himself or his powers when he was angry. This was a really good movie my only problem with it is, felt to short i wanted more destruction..
Feb 7 - 12:51 PM
your so dumb, if teenagers did have those powers, they wouldn't be responsible, its the sad truth to super powers.
Feb 7 - 02:46 PM
How delightfully hypocritical of you to call someone else dumb.
Feb 7 - 03:36 PM
Grammar Nazi's really are everywhere...
hear, haf phun with this sentance, than you can git ur fil of corecting others to hide you're own shortcomings, and get the hell out of here so people can actuly revew moovies.
Feb 8 - 12:31 PM
Thank you, but your second sentence seems a bit unnecessary as you've already mistakenly attributed the initial error as a grammatical one (rather than a spelling error) and added an inexplicable apostrophe to "Nazis" for us to correct.
Feb 8 - 02:13 PM
I don't understand what is so wrong about knowing the English language. It gets annoying sometimes. So just for the record:
you're - you are, a contraction
your - possessive
It's only two different words. Why is it that so difficult to integrate into your written communication?
Feb 25 - 04:59 PM
and? I mean thats the whole point! its realistic! its probable! its what they would do! its lord of the flies....with superpowers!
Feb 7 - 07:06 PM
Wow. Talk about missing the mark with a review. I've seen enough origin tales in the movies to realize when something fresh and exciting has emerged. "With great power comes great responsibility" - the film's a journey of naive, innocent, and yes, immature teenagers coming to terms with incredible power. I actually watched it twice. Upon the second viewing, I realized it was better than just clever. The jerky cameras are also much less noticeable when you realize they are actually meant to make the movie more intimate - something glossy, high budget comic book films have been unable to achieve. Between this movie and Haywire, I'm excited about the future of action and comic book movies.
Feb 7 - 08:58 PM
Here's the rest of the review in case you skipped it:
"In this curious sci-fi thriller, directed by Josh Trank, three high school misfits from a Seattle suburb, all vaguely acquainted with the ideas of Schopenhauer, accidentally discover a source of telekinesis and become supermen."
Feb 7 - 09:16 PM
well grandpa, you need to lighten up, have a cataracts operation and open your eyes.
This film is amazing and is arguably the smartest superpower sci-fi movie ever created...It puts into perspective, what your average teenager would do if they had superpowers. Anyone who suddenly got the superpower to fly, would immediately go flying through the clouds as fast as they can and have some fun in it...The way they develop each character, yes there is alot of character development in this film, not just from Andrew, but from Matt (who uses his powers to be heroic) and Steve (who uses his powers as popularity and fun)...
and im pretty sure, andrew thinks of better ways to use his powers instead of just bewitching teddy bears, or did you walk out halfway through the film.
you write for the observer....kinda ironic
Feb 8 - 04:56 AM
One paragraph is hardly a review. Frankly I think you missed the entire point of this movie... It's not like the Spidermans or Supermans we're so accustomed to seeing. You know why? Because REAL human beings rarely so easily see the dividing line between good and evil, and this movie shows how such incredible powers could far more easily be misused by a boy who's been picked on his whole life, instead of the cookie-cutter "good guys" like Peter Parker or Bruce Wayne who morally "can't" kill a person. This movie depicts the darkside of a human soul perfectly...I think you should watch it again and get past the whole "They're playing tricks on people...really?" thing...that or resign as a movie critic?
Feb 8 - 12:34 PM