Thunder Force was one of my most anticipated movies of the year but unfortunately didn’t live up to my high expectations. But like many of you I was waiting for Thunder Force to arrive on Netflix, hoping that the hype would translate into profits for Netflix and result in a huge success. Unfortunately I was not able to get my hopes up. Instead, what I saw on screen was just another standard superhero movie that lacked the punch that I was expecting. Despite this letdown, I will still rank Thunder Force as one of my favorite movies from Netflix and recommend it to other viewers.
Thunder Force centers on a new formula for crime fighting, one that doesn’t require the flashy costumes, mask, or expensive weapons that most movies of this genre are known for. Two childhood best friends become an unlikely crime fighting super hero duo when one accidentally invents a technology that gives normal people amazing abilities. This new serum causes lightning bolts to appear in the eyes of its subject, giving him super speed and the ability to Dodge attacks. The lightning bolt technique is used by the team in their first big fight with a notorious criminal organization, and although they succeed in capturing the criminal behind the scheme, they are defeated by a mysterious force. As the team struggles to get their brains running free, they learn that another criminal mastermind has plans for their future. Once again the element of surprise plays a key role in the success of Thunder Force.
Netflix has put together a movie that is very well paced, and the fights and chase scenes are intense. What I enjoyed about the movie is that there were a number of moments where I felt that the filmmakers did not go far enough to establish or advance the story line, but instead focused on generating new drama. In one scene they show a cop killing a bad guy with a car bomb planted under his car and later on they show another terrorist getting killed by a sniper team, but then stop to have a machine to blow up an FBI building. I suppose they want us to wonder how far their plot can stretch, but it makes for a compelling and interesting movie. The movie also has some great comic book fan service, especially when Newhouse gets involved.
Thunder Force is directed by Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and he has worked on movies such as Kick Ass and Iron Man 3. The cast includes Ed Norton, Jacob Lofland, and Morgan Freeman as Dr. Lloyd Weatherford, a world-renowned psychic. Morgan Freeman is also included as Jim Whitaker, an FBI agent assigned to Thunder Force Lloyd. The movie also features Ed Harris, John Krasinski, and Emmannuel Chriqi, who are all new members of the cast.
One of the things I like about Thunder Force is that it is set in New York City, and in many ways that is what New York does best. The new characters are fun and interesting, and while they may be outsiders looking in on the New York scene from the outside, they make for some good comic relief. It helps that most of the movie is focused on the relationships between the various teams of Thunder Force agents. That leads to an important subplot in the movie trailer, as one of the team finds out that there is a mole in the group. While the mole turns out to be harmless, the team discovers that it was working inside of their group causing tension.
Thunder Force is going to be released on March 4th, but you should already start making plans to go see it. There is a whole lot to get excited about in this one, and those who haven’t seen it yet are going to be very confused when they realize just what is going on. You should also note that the movie trailer is incredibly well made and really seems like it could turn out to be a really fun and exciting movie. Many modern movies try to do the same thing that Thunder Force tries to do. This is one of the few times where you can really enjoy the acting and the special effects. It’s not just all going to be explosions and cool martial arts moves.
Thunder Force has the future of martial arts incorporated into it quite well. If you love kicking butt then you will love this movie. It’s actually a pretty good mix of kicking butt with actually using your kicks. It’s one of the better kung fu movies that I have seen in recent years. There is an excellent fighting sequence near the end of the movie that I really liked.
The Thunder Force franchise has gotten a bit of a bad reputation over the past couple of years. I feel that this movie trailer was more or less justified because of all of the critical acclaim that the previous movies received. I think that the world is finally catching on to the fact that these movies are actually pretty good. If you have never seen one of these movies then I would highly recommend giving them a shot.