Swanner: Last night Brian and I saw Push. Push is the new Chris Evans film about a group of people who are being chased by the government because they were born with psychic powers. It’s almost a less fabulous X-men, imagine a lot less of everything. The reason I sound veg is because the movie was so disjointed I’m not really sure what was happening half the time. Was this easier for you to digest?
Judd: The movie sucked. But of course it’s a February release with Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning – if the studios had confidence in the film they would have released it at another time. Anyway, the movie sets itself up to be some epic story of struggle reaching back to WW II. What it is, is a flimsy, over-stylized, one dimensional, shallow story of good versus bad and other bad with a dash of romance thrown in to keep it interesting.
Swanner: I was hoping it wasn’t just me that was struggling with it. I do want to say that I thought the cast was really good. So I don’t blame them for this mess. It seems like they are trying to start some movie version of the TV series Heroes. Where no one knows what’s happening (cast or audience) and we’re held hostage till they inform us there will be a sequel…like two more hours will help us make sense of all of this. I’d say this felt a lot like last years Jumpers but Jumpers at least had an obvious plot but that’s not to say it’s better. You’re right about one thing, if you had a good Chris Evans/Dakota Fanning movie you certainly wouldn’t be releasing it in February.
Judd: The plot was so full of holes, it really didn’t matter what made sense and what didn’t. All that matters is that good guys and the two separate bad guys are after the same thing and it’s up to the good guys to use their powers to trick the bad guys into killing each other – Oh, and this legend was foretold in its entirety 20 years beforehand, but the future is always changing, obviously not. Clear as mud? That’s the movie in a nutshell.
Swanner: I had no idea what was happening most of the time. I did like the Asian family a lot. The lollipop girl had way cool hair and her brothers screamed a lot. After a while I just started thinking about how cute Chris Evans is and how I wished I was watching a different Chris Evans’ movie…one where he was wearing less. I kind of really hated this movie and I prey to God they never make a sequel.
Judd: Chris was awfully covered up throughout the whole film, and I’m not the kind that always needs a little skin in the movie – unlike Tom – but I was hoping there would be at least one shirtless scene. Come on, it’s Chris Evans! All I required was just a brief glimpse of his hot sexy fuzzy furriness, and I got nothing. I would have given the movie an extra star! You hear that studios!?!?! You missed out on an extra star!!! An extra staaaaaarrrr!
Swanner: 1 Star
Judd: 1 Star