"Blessed are the Geeks." (dialog). In the grand tradition of Stranger Things and Paper Girls we have yet another movie where a small group of teens is again tasked with saving the world. The setup is clever, almost overly complicated. A Japanese anime genius creates a game about superheroes who prevent an evil cult from destroying everything. The game is mysteriously shelved, but a lone copy finds it way to Oklahoma where two teen boys are (coincidentally) hosting a female Japanese exchange student. While playing the game, they are unaware they were granted superpowers. The setup is hobbled a bit by a clearly limited budget and a pervasive PG-13 vibe. The female Japanese lead is the "glue," and we see the plot mainly from her POV. Holds the attention, but could have been so much better. ((Designated "IMDb Top Reviewer." Please check out my list "167+ Nearly-Perfect Movies (with the occasional Anime or TV miniseries) you can/should see again and again (1932 to the present))
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When a magical anime transforms two Japan-obsessed teenage friends and a shy foreign exchange student into its superpowered characters, the three underdogs must discover their inner heroes in time to save the world.
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October 13, 2022 at 03:07 AM