Director Paul McGuigan has had something of a patchy history from the “classy” likes of Gangster Number One to the rancid remake of Wicker Park to the messy but watchable Lucky Number Slevin. His next entry is a big budget action sci-fi thriller called Push, with a pretty good cast featuring the likes of Camille Belle (see above) last seen wearing mammoth fur pj’s in 10,000 BC, the not un-handsome Chris Evans from Sunshine, still recovering from Charlotte’s Web Dakota Fanning and the always dependable Djimon Hounsou who was last giving Never Back Down some dramatic gravitas.
Here is the plot synopsis of Push: The action packed sci-fi thriller involves a group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.
On a sidenote, here is the plot synopsis of popular t.v. show Heroes: The action packed sci-fi drama involves a group of young American and International people with telekinetic, clairvoyant and other abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together to enable them to escape the agency and beat the bad guys forever.
I worried that the link between Push and Heroes was too subtle to be followed properly, but I’m sure with perserverence it’ll all sink in eventually.