Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan takes the helm for this action thriller concerning a group of telekinetic American ex-patriots who band together in an attempt to take down the clandestine government agency that's genetically transforming normal citizens into powerful psychic warriors. The Division is a shadowy government operation devoted to making humankind the ultimate weapon. Those who accept this transformation have the power to move objects with the mind, see the future before it happens, create new realities, and dispense of their enemies without so much as a single touch; those who are unwilling to participate are immediately terminated. Nick Gant (Chris Evans) is a "mover," a second-generation telekinetic who went into hiding after the Division killed his father more than a decade earlier. He lives a life of anonymity in Hong Kong, a densely populated place where fugitive psychics such as himself are safe as long as they can keep their unique gift secret. Suddenly into Nick's life comes 13-year-old "watcher" Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning), a clairvoyant who needs his help in tracking down escaped "pusher" Kira, who may hold the key to bringing down the Division once and for all. A "pusher" is the most powerful kind of psychic due to his or her ability to influence the actions of others by planting thoughts in their minds. Now, as Nick emerges from hiding in order to help Cassie find Kira, the Division's human bloodhounds are hot on their trail. In order to elude the authorities, they'll need to disappear into the seedy underbelly of the city while relying on a team of rogue psychics to help cover their tracks. But Division Agent Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou) is a powerful pusher who has made it his mission to stop them at all costs, regardless of the collateral damages that may occur in the process.~Jason Buchanan
If you like superhero movies, you may enjoy this one. While no one calls themselves mutants, that is what they are.
Push has more of a down to earth story ( no aliens or anything) and the cast is great.
If you've seen all the other hero movies, you owe it to yourself to check this one out. For many, it flew under the radar.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It's Good, Similar to the X-Men
This movie is similar to Marvel's X-Men, where the characters have superpowers. It's a good movie and worth checking out, if you're a fan of the sci-fi genre. Although this Blu-ray release is good in terms of video and audio quality, I recommend getting the upgraded 4K + Blu-ray release instead for a higher quality experience at home.
Push was a better movie than I expected. Chris Evans is a fun actor to watch, and apparently he loves to be a character with super powers... Human Torch (in Fantastic Four), Captain America, and this character. It's a very interesting take on evolution of humans into metahumans.
I like the story, but not that big of a fan of the screachers, who seem to have the most power, and able to kill anyone with their screams. Yet of course they find a way to defeat them...
Other than that, it was a good story, giving some unexpected turns and turnarounds, leading to the ending we all can see coming.
Enjoy this movie.