there are some people in this world with extraordinary gifts.

push is a sci-fi thriller film about a group of people with special powers trying to bring down the secret government agency that is trying use dangerous drug to boost up power and build up a force.

in this films there are lots of people with extraordinary powers; movers who can move objects with their mind, pushers who can push their thought into victim’s brain, watchers who can see the future, bleeders who can use high-pitch sonic vibration to destroy livings and objects, sniffs who can sense the history and the presence related to the object they touch or smell, shifters who can change the appearance of any object temporarily, wipers who can wipe part or all of other’s memory, shadows who can shield an area from being detected by other power, and stitchers who have ability to heal or inflict other people.

kira is the name of a pusher who survives the drug made by the division. the drug is supposed to boost up the power exponentially but something has gone wrong, all the subjects were dead. except kira. when she wakes up and escapes from the facility with a sample of the drug. she and the drug has suddenly become the weapon that can bring the division down according to the prophecy by the greatest watcher in the world. the division has to do everything to get the girl and the drug back.

sounds like fun?
no, actually it’s quite the opposite.
even though dakota fanning is in the film, it does not seem to help much because the plot is so weak. it’s so boring and i fell asleep in the theatre! my recommendation? try to avoid it at all cost.

★★★☆☆ acting
★★★☆☆ actors/casting
story
★★☆☆☆ music/sound effect
★★★☆☆ direction/composition
☆☆☆☆☆ overall

movie: push | director: paul mcguigan | release: 2009

2009.02.17