(This review may contain spoilers).
I’m not really sure how long ago I originally saw this movie, but by now, it’s become kind of a guilty pleasure for me.
While some of the acting is over the top and a few things are exaggerated, I thought this film was really entertaining. I liked Reecce’s character. Despite being a Goth, I thought it was obvious he didn’t fit into the normal stereotypes. And there’s a lot of depth to his character that viewers are allowed to discover as the movie progresses.
I also really liked Zach’s character. There were a few times when he made me smile… and I thought he had an almost childlike enthusiasm about him that was really endearing.
I also really liked Phoebe. Her innocence and sweet nature made her a really likable character and I felt a lot of sympathy for her during the movie.
I didn’t really like Ashley. She was very over-the-top and not a character I felt a lot of sympathy for.
I thought the origin of their different powers was particularly intriguing and the abilities seemed to fit really well with their personalities and strengths. The fact that they experimented with such childlike abandon was really sweet, too. But I thought it was good that darker sides of their abilities were revealed during the movie.
I thought Reece and Phoebe were the characters who evolved the most through this movie. I liked being able to see Reece talking to his father… and his sketches, which were really good.
Although there was some violence in this movie, it wasn’t anything really graphic… though there were a few disturbing flashes. The other students in the school didn’t really seem to have much in the way of redeeming qualities.
There were things I would have liked to see more of, such as the other characters’ families. And it would have been good to see more of some of the minor characters.
Parts of the atmosphere of this movie were really creepy and I thought that the lighting was used to good effect. This movie was entertaining and easy to watch, with likable main characters… even if the secondary characters were less so. I actually think this movie would work better as a serial, where the characters can be further explored and expanded upon.