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Member Name: hollywoodmum
Push  (DVD)
Advantages: Great plot
Disadvantages: A bit confussing a times
Film Only Review
A group of people with special powers are being pursued by a top secret government agency. Only by banding together and uniting their powers do they have any hope of escaping them forever.
In 1945 Hitler began experimenting on people who were born with special abilities in the hope to create a super army. After the war when Hitler's doings weere uncovered other countries used his research and carried on these experiments setting up they're own divisions accross the world.
Although abilities between these people vary there are main types: Watchers can see glimpses of the future, Movers move objects with their mind. Pushers can make peple believe anything they wish, Bleeders can scream so high pitched that they can make peoples ears bleed. Stitches can heal people, Sniffs can take an object and get a scense of it's history and it's owner, Wipers can erase peoples memories while shadows can hide things from sniffers.
The film begins a decade ago with a young boy named Nick and hs father are running through a hotel, being chased by the division. Nick's father tells him that one day a young girl will give him a flower the girl will ask for his help and if Nick helps her he will help them all. Nick's father getshim safely out the way whil he himself isn't so lucky and loses his life.
Skip forward to present day Nick is now living in Hong Kong when a young girl named Cassie comes looking for him. Cassie is a watcher but hasn't quite honed her skills. Cassie needs Nicks help as her mother (also a watcher is being held by the Division. Nick (a mover) also hasn't honed his skills and is reluctant to get involved. Cassie tells him that she knows Nick can help her and the key is to find a dark haired girl. The dark haired girl turns out to be a pusher named Kira, Nick's ex-girlfriend.
Kira herself has just managed to escape from one of the division's facilities after being injected with an experimental serum which will either kill her or make her more powerful.
In order to protect Kira and save their kind Nick and Cassie enlist the help of other people with powers but can they be any match for the Division?
Henry Carver - Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)
Cassie Holmes - Dakota Fanning (Charlotte's web)
Kira Hollis - Camilla Belle (10,000 BC)
Nick Grant - Chris Evans (Sunshine)
Director - Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin)
Running Time 111 mins
This film would of totally passed me by, I had never heard of it or anything about and only came across it by accident while looking round the dvds in my local supermarket, I quite enjoy the TV show Heroes which does have some simialrites and love Lucky Number Slevin by the same director so I decided that I must watch this.
Although action packed this is a film that you really have to concentrate on to totally get the plot, there are quite a few twists and turns and the film tends to flit about a bit but all gets explained sooner or later.
There are great performances from Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle but leading man Chris evans isn't always convincing.
I did really enjoy this, like I said it is a little like Heroes except much more gritty , with funky camera angles and a pretty cool soundtrack, which gives the movie a more realistic feel.
As for the special powers most would be great to have especially being able to Push ideas and thoughts into other people's minds but wa left wondering what the point of Bleeders were, it's a rubbish power.
I found it quite and enjoyable film, fans of Heroes and similar shows involving the paranormal and films will enjoy.
Cert 12 A
Also on ciao under same user name
Summary: A surprising movie