Writer/Director: Ben Falcone
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Bobby Cannavale, Jason Bateman, Melissa Leo, Pom Klementieff, Taylor Mosby
The pairing of real-life besties Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer should be a superhero dream team, yet their new film Thunder Force is a full-fledge super mess. We learn through some opening narration and comic book style graphics that interstellar cosmic waves struck Earth in 1983 giving certain people superpowers. They were named Miscreants as they used their powers for evil. As a young girl Emily vowed to become a scientist and give people powers to fight off the miscreants. She was best friends with Lydia but they became estranged in high school. Now as adults, they’ve become exactly how you’d think. Emily, played by Octavia Spencer, is a renowned mega-rich scientist. Melissa McCarthy makes Lydia a bit of mess, dressing in clothes she found in the dumpster, and drinking spoiled milk. Lydia uses a high school reunion to reconnect with Emily and an accident in Emily’s lab leads Lydia to gaining superpowers. Together they team up and form Thunder Force a duo set out to stop the local miscreants.
Here’s my review