‘Push’ is Like ‘Heroes,’ But With Way More Action

Dakota Fanning and Chris Evans in Push

We hinted at the fact that Push could be a serious sleeper hit when we reported on it from the halls of Comic-Con back in July, but I don’t think that even I could have predicted how great this first trailer would look some three months later. The story revolves around three people with extraordinary powers, played by Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans and Camilla Belle, who are running away from a secret government organization known as ‘The Division.’ This organization and its top agent, played by Djimon Hounsou, would like to capture these folks and force them to use their powers as weapons. And I know what you are thinking — and yes, there have been all sorts of similar stories out there, including the core storylines of popular shows like Heroes and Fringe, but wait until you have a look at the trailer below.

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From where I am sitting, this the sort of film that should really pique the interest of sci-fi junkies and just about anyone who digs the shows that I mentioned above. This is the sort of stuff that these folks eat up, and from what I’ve seen thus far — which includes this trailer and a few extended clips from Comic-Con — I can say that it appears to be very well made. Director Paul McGuigan has shown some chops in the past, but he is really stepping into a different world here, and all signs are currently pointing to that being a very good career choice. The only real problem that I see is that Summit Entertainment really isn’t giving this movie enough play as of yet — though, I’m sure its tough for the fledgling studio, especially with Twilight about to hit theaters — and it is set for a Febuary release date. That is never a good sign.

Either way, Push does appear to be the kind of film that could be worth a look for anyone who has enjoyed the best of Heroes and/or anyone who is starting to get into a show like Fringe. Push hits theater on February 6, 2009. The trailer can be seen in high definition over at

What do you think of the first trailer for Push?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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