Sparks (2014)



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Movie Info

SPARKS is based on the independently released graphic novel series and has been adapted for the big screen by the series creator, Christopher Folino. The feature film version brings together two of Hollywood's rising stars Chase Williamson (John Dies At The End) and Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) who are supported by award winning actors Clancy Brown (Highlander, The Shawshank Redemption), Clint Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) and William Katt (Carrie, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Christopher Folino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 2014


as Ian Sparks

as Lady Heavenly

as Archer

as Sledge

as Matanza
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Critic Reviews for Sparks

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Busks its 1940s saga of dark redemption with considerable visual energy, if not always coherence or competence.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Here's a hearty keep-at-it award for Christopher Folino and Todd Burrows, directors of this restless, reckless superhero crime curio ...

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

This film is far better than it has any right to be.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Film Threat

Sparks shows plenty of cinematic muscle. It deserves a place among the legion of superhero movies.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
Fresno Bee

A very original and unique indie and spin on the superhero film...

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Sparks

Awful! A dreadful pile of rubbish. The people responsible for this have been doing all they can to publish false good reviews on sites such as IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer


Cashing in on the boom in superhero films is this ... what is it? A Sin City knockoff? At D-grade no less? One of those films of which description begins with the words: "its sooooo bad that ..."? Yes, all of that.
I'll tell you.
Its agonisingly bad. Its shoot yerself in the head bad. Its eat yer own vomit bad (forgive me).
Its so bad its worse.

Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

This old fashioned classic pulp action super hero movie was directed by Todd Burrows and Christopher Folino and they leave no stone unturned in their ode to classic forties comic books. We have characters that smoke big time, masked heroes that used their fists and fell for dames while fighting crime, hard boiled cops, and the like!

Well, it was entertaining but flawed as well. The cast is the strongest part of the movie, especially Chase Williamson who gives a very strong performance as Ian Sparks, a young boy who lost his parents to a car wreck that occurred during a high speed getaway by some criminals. The story explains us that during the crash, a top secret chemical named "Red G" doused Ian, allowing him to live, and gave him remarkable powers of regeneration and near immortality. When we are mentioning a brilliant performances we cannot forget Lady Heavenly. Played by Ashley Bell of "The Last Exorcism". She managed to embody the role of Lady Heavenly while providing a very empathetic and charming portrayal as a heroine torn between her duties and her love for Sparks.

The mystery and most of the twists very difficult to follow, and probably you will have a tough time figuring out most of what was happening, until the finale. It wasn't a bad watch, especially since it garners a great supporting performance from Clancy Brown. "Sparks" is a very original and unique spin on the superhero film, and I highly suggest it for fans of figures like "The Spirit," and "Green Hornet."

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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