Seriously. Did you ever have a ridiculously good-looking friend who was also brilliant and talented, but they made some really bad choices and threw it all away? Victor Frankenstein is like that. This movie has so much going for it, and just fritters it away, like a goddamn frittering machine.
Push director Paul McGuigan has let slip a couple of details about the British television fantasy series he's working on with comics writer Grant Morrison, calling it "Twin Peaks meets Brigadoon".
Push, opening today, is a crash course in how to do a cheerfully nonsensical action-adventure fantasy without winking at the audience or getting too cute. It feels revolutionary because it's so old-school. Mild spoilers.
Paul McGuigan is best known for directing quirky thrillers like Lucky Number Slevin. He told us about branching out with the paranormal action-adventure film Push — and his involvement with Marvel's abortive Deathlok movie. Spoilers.
In the new scifi thriller Push, sexy teens with mind powers run through Hong Kong trying to escape equally sexy villains who scream so loud they blow up the tanks and the fish inside with their sonic vibrations (the Heroes mailman is going to be pissed that they stole his thing). The plot follows a group of gifted…