PUSH has potentional- loads of it. Is it a classic like THE MATRIX? No. is it a missed
chance like JUMPER? No. PUSH lies somewhere inbetween the two. The action scenes show
off the powers all fo these psychic people have. Their are many different types like Watchers (they can see the
future), Movers (they can move things), Pushers (they can push thoughts into your head), Sniffers (they can find you by sniffing
an object of yours), Shifters (they can change the appearance of an object for a limited time), Bleeders (their screams can
make you bleed out), and Wipers (they can erase memories). PUSH is about a clandestine government agency called Division
that wants to make an army of people with superpowers. They try to pressure a Mover named Nick (who has been
living in Hong Kong) to turn over his ex-girlfriend Kira- a Pusher on the run (and the first person to survive their experiments
to amp up people's abilities). Cassie, a Watcher, says Nick needs to help Kira. The only
problem is that she sees that they all die.
Could PUSH have been more? yes. Is it a better set-up than other movies? yes. Could
the script have been better? yes. Are the characters fleshed out enough as that you know who they are and
their motives? yes. Lucky enough the budget was low ($5 million) that PUSH will make back it's money and
make room for a sequel to be made. This film is another great investment by Summit Entertainment.
PUSH may have a great first weekend before pulling in even more money when it comes to DVD. Belle
and Fanning are the stand-outs of this film while some of the Hong Kong characters are intriguing enough (like the Watcher
woman who sucks a lollipop). PUSH makes me interested enough to see if they can come up with a sequel that lives
up to the awesome trailer 100 percent.
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