Sunday, February 8, 2009

PUSH is the Shit!

And by shit I mean S H I T !

I saw the film PUSH last night... the film is described as - and I quote the studio press release...

"A riveting action-thriller, "Push" burrows deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims."

Nothing could be further from the truth..
Riveting? Action-thriller?? Really?
I would describe it as a steaming pile of SHIT! - I love bad movies and I'll watch almost anything, even the worst films have some redeeming value, PUSH has one - it's locations. The film was shot in and around Hong Kong, they say "location is everything" but even this not enough to save this film.

I went with a friend and we were both bored out of our minds during the flick... I literally wanted to walk out after the first hour. The film's plot has a lot of promise, super-powered people... the trailers attempt to make it look like a cool movie! My instincts on this film were right on the money, I knew going in not to expect too much - but come on! About 15 minutes into the film I checked out - there was nothing to keep me interested... the characters, plot, direction & editing were all BORING! The film is a repetitious series of cool set-ups that never pay off... the audience is treated to a great set-up, some anticipation a tease of action - then we are treated to disappointment when nothing happens - again and again... WTF?!

The acting in this turd is beyond bad - Chris Evans as the "hero" lacks any and all humor or charm of his his past films and is just so blah... Dakota Fanning, sometimes referred to as one of the best 'kid' actors in Hollywood is laughable in this film. She walks with a strut in her step in an attempt to be more adult & hip, but it just comes off as silly. The only amusing part of the film is when her character gets drunk in order to use her super-power, the scene is funny for all the wrong reasons - and serves as the perfect example of why this film fails!

In a day and age when the technology of filmmaking is at it's peak - there is NO reason to make a bad movie! Push tries to overcome its short-comings with it's style and locations, but falls flat on it's celluloid face. Films Like Indiana Jones and the Krystal Skull and the Star Wars prequels are examples of great ideas turned into shit... There is NO reason for it!

Push is a film that will die at the box office, and at the end of the day not really worth me getting all worked up over it, but it is so disapointing...

So spare yourself the agony of PUSH and go see a good movie like TAKEN!


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