Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
Into an increasingly crowded off-brand superhero marketplace comes Push, another Heroes-inspired production without the silly costumes or notions of saving the world. This movie is the anti-Jumper: Both movies are completely preposterous, with a lot of pointless action, antagonists with barely-explained motives, parental abandonment issues, and interchangeable bad guys Samuel L. Jackson and Djimon Hounsou. But Jumper lacked imagination; it had the ingredients but not the recipe. Push is a triumph of stylish direction, committed acting, believable special effects, a brooding soul, and best of all, actual thought given to what these characters might do with their abilities and how they might feel about the ridiculous conflict they're caught up in. This flick is loads of fun for fans who like their superhero movies brainy and stylish.