ANALYSIS: 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.
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.
An audio commentary was recorded with director Paul McGuigan, and actors Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning. they get
together well and reflect on the production and who came to the set (family and friends)
The four minutes of deleted scenes(with optional audio commentary by the director) were cut for pacing reasons and
yet I do love the final scene with the Pop Girl.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND FICTION has a real expert on psychic powers and the director of the film talk about the psychic powers
experiments over the years (and how the film compares to the real-life science).
FINAL ANLYSIS: PUSH is better being viewed on DVD. The film is destined to do great on DVD and
Blu-Ray. The only extras missing are the original theatrical trailer and some behind-the-scenes featurettes.
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