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Push Review

Push is all gimmicks and no real substance. Great premise, great characters, but with a boring and confusing story.

Push is all gimmicks and no real substance. Great premise, great characters, but with a boring and confusing story.

My rating 2.5 Stars

Let me see if I have this straight. There are people called Watchers, they can see into the future and predict the outcome of their decisions and the decisions of others depending on how experienced they are. There are people called Movers, they can manipulate objects with their mind. Then there are the Sniffers and the Readers who can see the past by sniffing or touching objects belonging to the subject of their interest. And of course the Pushers, these people have the power to project their thoughts into others and and also make them believe that those thoughts are their own.

The movie Push is one among many in a collection of superhero movies that has risen in the past 10 years. However, unlike X-Men, Spiderman, Batman or even the show Heroes, Push does very little to entertain you and should not be compared to these superior superhero movies.

I’ll admit, I was very intrigued with the idea. It sounds quite interesting. The superpowers are quite cool. There are also other powers used in the film, however all the superpower in the world could not save this picture from how boring it was.

Sure the movie is rich with action. One pointless ramble after a other with no real resolve. The special effects are quite cool and all, but are we not past the special effects gimmick already? You would think that with movies like X-Men, Spiderman, and Batman that the bar should have been raised a tad to put pressure on these film producers to make better movies. Apparently the producers of this film did not get that memo.

Push is an okay film, some interesting visuals, and okay acting. However, the story is confusing and you’re left wondering what the hell just happened. They never really explain anything and you sometimes wonder if they have the powers they do, why don’t they use them to get out of sticky situations?

What this movie needed was a better writer. The movie had so much promise. It could’ve been the next Matrix. It is after all a great idea and has great characters they just didn’t go the extra mile to put everything together into a good story.

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