Thunder Force [2021] ★½

Netflix’s “Thunder Force” reminded me why I started this blog in the first place: to watch shitty movies so you don’t have to. It’s dumb and derivative, and it gives superhero movies a bad name (if you can even call it that). I like Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, and I do love a dose of Jason Bateman. But they’re all wasted in a comedy that isn’t up to par with their talents. It’s even hard to describe the plot without sounding like a complete fool. Needless to say, McCarthy and Spencer play childhood friends who reunite to try a treatment that gives them superpowers. Looking for a baddie? Try Bobby Cannavale, who is ridiculous as “The King”. It doesn’t take a while for this one-joke premise to crash and burn in a sea of cliches. Even worse, it tries to keep the door open for a sequel. Not gonna happen guys. “Thunder Force” is lazy and unfunny. Just flush it and forget it.

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