Push Shopping Add comments Aug 172012 Share this:EmailPrintFacebookRedditLinkedInStumbleUponTwitterDigg 2 Responses to “Push” G. Max Gooding says: August 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm A Movie for Special People Overview:This movie starts 10 years in the past, where Nick Grant (Colin Ford as a youth and Chris Evans as an adult) is a young teenager. His dad is killed by agents of the Division. As the story goes, the Division is a shadowy government organization that has continued doing research into the development of soldiers with psychic capabilities. This research was started in Nazi Germany in 1945 and has secretly continued since then. Radiation is used to improve these capabilities, however, the survival rate after the treatment has not been good.In order to understand this movie, you need to be aware of the major categories of the different psychics and their capabilities:- Watchers : able to see future events, demonstrated by drawings;- Movers: able to control objects without physical contact;- Pushers: able to implant thoughts and change memories;- Shifters: these persons can change the appearance of objects;- Sniffers: smell objects and personal effects to obtain associated info;- Stitchers: these have healing and hurting capabilities;- Bleeders: these by shouting can cause bleeding and internal damage;[Other categories include: Loopers and Shadows no explaination is given for these.]Storyline:Cassie Holms (Dakota Fanning) is led by a drawing to find Nick and to get his help to find a briefcase that can lead to the Division’s undoing. Initially, he is prepared to walk away from Cassie until a Chinese Bleeder gang who also wants to get their hands on this briefcase come into the picture. From there on in it is a 3-way toss up for who will end up with this prized briefcase.The Cinematic Experience:There is a kind of X-men feel to this movie, however, the capabilities are more well defined and the competing parties are more evenly matched. The special effects are very well done, especially when the movers are in action. The gun work is quite unusual, there is no bullet time, but the various opponents use temporary ‘mover shields’. There are extra elements of uncertainty added as Nick and Cassie try to mislead other watchers.Conclusion:This is an excellent thriller/action film, while some may say that it is not too original, I find that there is enough new material so that it cannot be labeled as a knock off. Reply Colleen M. Croteau says: August 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm Really Good movie! I don’t know why everyone keeps saying that this movie was just ok. I thought it was really good and entertaining. It isn’t your normal superhero movie. I think that is a good thing. There needs to be different ideas out there. Not every superhero has to save the world at the end of the day. Give this movie a try. I’m glad i did. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.