We Can Be Heroes Review
by M. Fraser
‘We Can Be Heroes is the perfect family movie and lots of fun to watch.’
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, YaYa Gosselin, Akira Akbar, Pedro Pascal, Sung Kang, Boyd Holbrook, and Haley Reinhart.
Synopsis: When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
Review: We Can Be Heroes is a fantastic family movie, filled with fantasy and adventure. The story starts off on Earth with a team of superheroes, all with incredible powers. However, when a massive alien army attack, the heroes are captured, leaving Earth defenceless. It’s up to their children to save the world now but can they get past the strict Ms. Granada?
What follows is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns, lots of aliens and a no-nonsense grandma!
I think the combination of unique abilities amongst the children provided never-ending laughter and enjoyment throughout the movie, in particular Slo-Mo, who can never seem to catch up to the rest of them. I also especially enjoyed the humorous scenes involving Guppy, the young daughter of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. She is an entertaining character and, with impressive powers and typical toddler behaviour making her one of the funniest characters in the movie.
One of my favourite scenes was when the children started training with their unusual coach. The children quickly learn how to control their powers even better and how to fight the aliens. However, they were still unsynchronized and argued a lot.
As expected, the movie’s finale turns into a massive, epic battle between the children and the aliens. With all the heroes using amazing powers and coming together as a team, they seemed unstoppable. The twins, Rewind and Fast Forward finally stop arguing and by combining their powers, they drastically help their friends. It’s an amazing scene, which shows how much the children have progressed and grown since the beginning of the movie.
It’s a brilliant movie with one of the most diverse casts I’ve ever seen and I’m certain that this movie will inspire many young children to achieve their dreams, no matter what obstacles are in their way.
To conclude, We Can Be Heroes is the perfect family movie and lots of fun to watch.
We Can Be Heroes is now available on Netflix and was rated PG by the BBFC.