|My Kind of Pushing||[All Movie Photos]|
The thing was it was a Tuesday evening (and I was afraid that it wouldn't be showing the following day anymore cause movies change every Wednesday) and I had no one to watch with. But taking a cue from graveyardghosts who also watched Push alone (on the same day as me!), I decided to just go for it.
And surprisingly, the movie house was actually pretty full considering it was a weeknight on the nth week of showing. I didn't know this movie would draw that much attention. But I'm glad it did, because though critics hated it (as usual), I'm actually sort of hoping for a sequel. Yup, I enjoyed it that much.
Not Pushing for Awards
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Director Paul McGuigan ("Lucky Number Slevin") has never been keen on plot logic, and that might be fine here if he offered anything other than Peter Sova's lush images of Hong Kong.I didn't think the plot was that senseless. It is very imaginative in a science-fiction sort of genre, so I don't know of logical should be the right word for it. Sure, I doubt the film was trying to search for any deeper meanings, but it made sense to me, at least.
A supernatural action thriller, is jangly, jarring and violent. But more disconcerting is watching the sweet-faced Dakota Fanning swear, get drunk and pack heat -- in both fists, no less.It was so fun to see Dakota Fanning in a non-dramatic role. This girl is actually really funny and I can't wait to see her all grown up. The drunk part? Hilarious. It wasn't as violent as I thought it would be, which is a good thing. I loved the fight sequences though.
The strength of Push is its relentlessness. The movie doesn't pause for anything and, when it provides exposition, it does so without bringing the action to a grinding halt.It's true! The movie went on for quite a bit, but it felt really really fast. I didn't even feel the time go by, which is a great thing. And it just kept bringing the action one after the other! I was so expecting for the movie to be a total bust, but it wasn't. At all.
What I liked About It
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie -- maybe because I went in with really low expectations. Still, by the end of it, I was already hoping for a sequel!!! They were dropping hints left and right for the possibility of one, and I really hope they do make it. I don't know if it made enough money though, so I won't keep my hopes up, but definitely a fun movie to watch -- even when alone!
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