Review: PUSH (2009)
It was a strange weekend. I went to see PUSH starring Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou, Maggie Siff, and directed by Paul McGuigan. I have to say that I am on the fence about this movie.
Let me first tell you what I expected to see. I expected PUSH to be a regular sci-fi action movie with cool special effects and an accessible plotline to follow.
What I got was a regular sci-fi action movie with cool special effects and an accessible plotline to follow.
So what was my problem you might ask? Well, this almost never happens to me. It usually goes one way or another. Either the movie is even a bigger stinker than I expected (Transporter 3) or it really exceeds my expectations (Taken).
It is rare that a movie lives up to what I expect of it and when my expectations are already low, it is kind of sad that said movie does nothing more than meet them.
So what is my beef with the movie?
The overall flow of the movie was choppy.
The story had very few highs and very very long lows.
The characters were piecemealed together but you can tell some of the actors tried hard to make this look good. (Trying being the operating word here)
The premise was interesting but the execution was flawed to say the least.
All and all, don’t waste your money at the movies for this one. Wait for it on HBO or Showtime and Tivo that puppy. It will make a saturday afternoon go faster.