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Josh Trank (2012)

80min
12A Certificate
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Our Score
Three teenagers gain extraordinary powers in this fabulous addition to the found footage subgenre (Cloverfield, Trollhunter). Grounded very much in the everyday, like stripped-down superhero fable Unbreakable, it follows a troubled nerd (Dane DeHaan), his much cooler cousin (Alex Russell) and the big man on campus (Michael B Jordan) as they explore powers assimilated while investigating a local cave. However, unlike the classic comic-book hero, these guys don't put on spandex and explore the maxim that "with great power comes great responsibility"; they just want to have fun. Initially using their telekinesis for pranks, the three teen titans exhibit an infectious sense of wonder as they revel in their astonishing abilities (the flying scenes in particular are breathtaking). But absolute power corrupts absolutely, as one of their number discovers, and things take a darker turn, leading to a jaw-dropping smackdown worthy of any big-budget blockbuster.

Summary

Three teenagers develop superhuman abilities after exploring a mysterious cave. They delight in experimenting with what they are able to do, documenting their actions on video. However, one of them lets his new-found power go to his head, and as he begins using it to evil ends, the others realise only they can stop him. Sci-fi thriller, starring Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B Jordan.

Cast & Crew

Steve Montgomery Michael B Jordan
Andrew Detmer Dane DeHaan
Richard Detmer Michael Kelly (2)
Casey Letter Ashley Hinshaw
Monica Anna Wood
Matt Garetty Alex Russell
Michael Ernesto Joe Vaz
Karen Detmer Bo Petersen
Wayne Rudi Malcolm
Director Josh Trank
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Jan 2012
Drama