I think Thunder Force might be the first Melissa McCarthy flick I have been able to sit through since Bridesmaids. McCarthy has had more misses than hits over the years however Thunder Force has enough charm and super hero action to keep you interested.
The film is written and directed by Ben Falcone, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Taylor Mosby, with Melissa Leo, and Jason Bateman. It is the fifth collaboration between McCarthy and her husband Falcone, and follows two childhood friends who invent a way to become superheroes in a world where criminals have developed superpowers.
It’s an interesting concept even if it’s not fully realized. Spencer has to the play the straight role to McCarthy 10 jokes a minute comic relief. Sometimes this is to the detriment of the film. Sometimes the film tries to be so funny it doesn’t give its jokes enough time to breathe. But it’s Bateman’s Jerry The Crab character who steals the movie with just the complete absurdity of his character.
As far as the action goes, it’s pretty decent. Sometimes the CGI doesn’t look great but other times it looks Avengers good. McCarthy gets the more cinematic power with her super strength. Klementieff, who many will remember as Mantis from Guardians of the Galaxy, looks completely unrecognizable as one of the film’s villains, Laser, who shots lasers from her hands.
Overall for a Netflix film, Thunder Force is a fun movie but far from a great movie. It’s worth a watch but not exactly memorable.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience says Thunder Force is a slight recommend.