I got this for my sons to watch and found I quite enjoyed it myself - it's an entertaining sci-fi action action movie with an interesting twist in that 3 young guys unexpectedly develop super powers, which they have enormous fun with, until one of them starts to use his powers to deal with his personal issues and anger. I found the 3 main characters quite engaging and believable, it's a lot of fun to watch, but as the movie progresses it becomes quite dark and ends quite tragically. Would not recommend it for under 13's due to adult themes and violence.
Aside from the horrid hand-held camera work in the beginning (blair witch style) I really liked this movie. The teens reactions to the situation are very believable. The sad loner's response is expected, but it doesn't take away from the film. Well shot, utilising clever tools to move away from the hand-held camera angles, and a clever premise for a movie.
Great action - unusual theme that sees three guys end up with powers that grow as they exercise them. Very good effects, we would give the movie a 3.5. Steve
This has been the only hand held video style movie I have liked. It felt believable, that it would be how people would act with those powers. The story was good and unique too.
Oh boy, this "Blair witch.....", "Cloverdale" type film making has become real old, real fast. The only film that it really worked in was "District 9", and this isn’t no "District 9". The "ad-lib" dialogue is just awful, and the constant giggling and "Oh my gosh" got on my nerves very quickly. The action scenes at the end almost redeem it a little, but not nearly enough. Rubbish.
This is a Fantastic film and reminds me of all those small budget movies that provide big bang for Buck results using relative unknowns, clever effects and great (or different) story lines to achieve results exceeding those of the epic multi-million-dollar too-big-to-fail genre currently pumped out at rates that equate to the net GDP of 90% of global economies.
Original and very climaxi
Now here is an interesting twist on the accidental super hero movie. Ordinarily if you get turned into a super hero, you put on a costume and go find a super villian to fight to save the world right?
Well, not here. This is a great "what if" twist for the super hero genre movie that is well acted and filmed. If your a fan of
super hero movies, then you have to check out this one.
Great Film - really enjoyed it and I can understand how "word of mouth" played such a part in its Theatrical release success.
Acting was good - I cared about the principle characters, and as the film developed, was hooked , almost as if a by stander witnessing a car crash, at the Icarus-type flight toward its ultimate conclusion - only down side was the cop-out final 3 minutes, a typical ending derived, it seemed to me, as a result of American test audience reactions rather than staying true to original direction of story.
Well worth watching , you will not be disappointed.
Awesome! This is how you make a blockbuster film on a budget.