Saturday, December 14, 2013

Push, push

Here's a post I've been meaning to make for awhile. Way back when, I blogged about an upcoming movie called Push, starring a then-unknown Chris Evans (who went on to become Captain America, as I hope you know ;-P). The plot is fairly nonsensical but revolves around a bunch of people with psychic powers fighting each other. Evans' character is telekinetic; Dakota Fanning's character is a precog; and most importantly for this blog entry, Camilla Belle and Djimon Hounsou's characters have the power of mind control.

Here's the last section of the movie (which is available in full on YouTube, if you're so inclined), so beware of spoilers - if you still care about spoilers for a movie from 2009 that sank almost without a trace. ;-)

It would take too long to set up this video in any detail, and even if I did, it still wouldn't make much sense; so I'll just say this. Chris Evans is the hero. The young woman with long brown hair is Kira, his MC-powered girlfriend - only she herself has been MC'ed by Djimon Hounsou's character into forgetting she's his girlfriend, so she's fighting on Hounsou's side. Meanwhile, a third group of guys with psychic screams (don't ask) are fighting everyone who isn't them. See, I told you it didn't make much sense.

Anyway, the reason I'm sharing this section with you is because of all the delicious MC action. I especially like the bits where Kira turns several of the screaming guys into robotic bodyguards who move around her in total synch, like a school of fish.

Enjoy, and I'll see you again after Christmas, when I'll have gifts for you. :-)


Chewtoy said...

Mmm, yeah. :) I like this movie as an action/caper movie; it really doesn't hurt that the protagonist's hot girlfriend has mind control powers, though it mostly isn't played with an erotic edge. Except the one time she uses her powers to get him to come into the bathroom while she's showering. :)

thrall said...

Which is a very appropriate use of MC, you must admit. ;-P

Anonymous said...

Well that clip was an unfortunate missed opportunity at some very erotic mc.

Why do mainstream films or films in general miss the eroticism inherent in MC?

Maybe they're afraid it'll catch on?