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4.0 out of 5 stars
Not as bad I was led to believe..., 20 Oct 2009
This movie was an impulse buy as I like the TV series Heroes and the premise interests me. I even admit to being a former Mutant X fan...
So what is the movie's premise? Well, in a nutshell, this is the second generation of the next evolution of humankind, with powers that range from mind-control and telekenesis to shrieking eardrum terrorists. As is usual with any such gifted individuals (see previous examples such as Firestarter, Jumper, Scanners, Mutant X, Hderoes etc.) there is a shadowy agency desperate to hunt them down.
However, despite some serious script flaws that has more gaping holes than a pair of 10 year old underpants, the movie is a fast-paced, rollocking ride that is great fun if you are happy to suspend disbelief for a couple of hours.
The movie is boosted by some sexy young stars that are at the same time both annoying and strangely compelling. Chris Evans' swaggering self-confidence, as seen in the Fantastic Four movies, is present here but you are still drawn to his fumbling attempts to take control of events clearly getting the better of him.
The special effects are pretty convincing, the story interesting enough and the characters sufficiently engaging to keep you watching until the end.
When the DVD is cheaper than a trip for two to the movies, it's got to be worthwhile - at least on a rainy Sunday afternoon...