Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Push (2009) PG13 - 3½ Stars

I found this movie to be extremely visually stimulating, most every frame could make a photograph in itself, but yet, it's very hard to explain. Here's my take... The "Division," is a secret government agency that's looking for certain citizens, "pushers," with their physic abilities to control other people's thoughts but getting inside their heads. Nick Gant, is a "mover," with his own physic abilities, though he hasn't quite figured out how to control them. There are also a handful of "watchers," who can see the future and keep their eyes on the "movers," "pushers," and other "watchers." The "Division" is trying to get the "movers" out of the way while enhancing the superhuman powers of the "pushers." But the watchers see the future and a powerful drug the "Division" is trying to get their hands on. Now, where does the group of screaming Asians fit in? Are they yet another "Division" looking for the drug? Confused? Well just enjoy the visuals and some pretty decent action scenes.

Nick Gant (Chris Evans), is a second generation telekinetic "mover," who's been hiding out in densely populated Hong Kong, ever since his father was murdered by the "Division." Though he has not perfected his powerful techniques, he knows there are people watching his every move. When a young 13 year old girl, Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning), enters his life, she tells him he is the one needed to help find her mother, who can take down "Division," and save his life. Cassie is a clairvoyant who sketches her predictions crudely on a tablet, to keep Nick safe as they search for Kira (Camilla Belle). But the "Division" head Agent Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou), seams to always be one step ahead tracking down Nick and Cassie, to put an end to their quest.

Infinity Media, Inc., Icon Productions, Infinity Features, Summit Entertainment, LLC
Director: Paul McGuigan
Writer: David Bourla
Producers: William Vince, Bruce Davey, Glenn Williamson
I viewed 7/09

1 comment:

Randy Hartzler said...

I enjoyed the movie even thou it was hard to follow at times. There was some excellent action scenes especially the chines fellows screaming. Dakota Fanning is a excellent actress and she did not dissapoint here. I wouldn't have paid money to watch this movie but it was enjoyable to watch on DVD and your review is right on. Keep up the good work.

Ranger Rick