This little movie caught my attention after i heard some positive reviews about it and gave it a chance and Whoa! what a surprise it turned out to be. It is a hand held camera found footage type of movie about three guys who find telekinetic powers. They are just normal guys, not like superman, who understands his powers and can control them and knows limits. They are just regular guys with troubles and tribulations of their lives. But this sudden surge of power comes as a test which will determine who will make it and who will break it.
Directed by Josh Trank the movie is about three guys, Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHan), a troubled young college guy suffering from bullying, verbal and physical abuse of his father along with a cancer suffering mother, Matt Garetty (Alex Russell), Andrews cousin and Steve Montgomery (Michael B. Jordan), Matt's friend and a popular college guy. Fate brings them together at a right time and a right place where they acquire these super powers from an unknown thing and now its time to make their own place and identity in this world, and also to show off the powers! But its said that with power comes responsibility, but if we are neglectful, life takes a toll on itself. We see the whole movie through the eyes of Andrew's camera which he begins to use to record his distressed life life.
This movie is a surprise package. The kind of concept that this movie has could have easily been ruined by a bad direction but the wise choice of of the director for sticking to the original human side made this movie a fascinating adventure film. The performances are also admirable by the three leads especially Dane DeHan who plays the role of an angered and frustrated teenager with brilliance.
I had a great time watching this movie, it has some real original, exciting and nail biting story to offer. I especially loved how despite being a sci-fi, it stuck to reality so well. Its not a sci fi masterpiece but if you want to have a good time watching a nice movie, i say this movie gets the job done!
Who should watch?
I would recommend this movie to everyone!
Genre - Sci-fi, Adventure, Thriller
Director - Josh Trank
Stars - Dane DeHan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan
Country - USA
Language - English
Runtime - 84 minutes