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highly recommended to check out the trailer and then read!
by: Jeff Finck
The premise: Three whacky friends find something that gives them whacky powers. It's two white kids and what I am assuming is their one black friend. Think, The Craft meets The Fantastic Four (the Irresponsible Three?).. except, one of them becomes psychotic and turns into an X-Man villain. This. Looks. Awesome!
The trailer starts off like any old teenage road trip movie.. like Road Trip with 100% less DJ Qualls. After watching the first episode of Heroes too many times, the trio of travelers decide to shoot a video of one of them playing 5 finger flay with a fork.. and takes it on the hand like a champ. The fork loses the match between Fork v. Hand, and the kid is fine! Starting small and moving onto bigger and much more asshol-ishness, they continue their journey into the annals of home video footage movies.
Next up, they wander into a convenience store.. not very convenient for their next target (ahthankyew). One of the Irresponsible Three decides he is going to try to take gum out of some unsuspecting kid's mouth, presumably with telekinetic force. Instead of accomplishing his goal.. he thwacks the kid in the face with his invisible.. well.. you know.. and then shoves him face first into value! Surprised and turned on, they flee the scene. Then in a toy store, they terrorize a child into fearing teddy bears for the rest of her natural life by having it leap and dance about her personal space like a Disney character who doesn't know his place.
Meanwhile.. they have a theory that if you keep working out the telekinetic..ness.. it's like a muscle.. so they move onto even bigger things. One of them decides to try it out on a car and demands it to move with his mind. Sure enough, the car starts skidding backwards and he moves it to an undisclosed location. The owner of the car comes out and can't find her car! Hilarity ensues. They comment about how stupid the lady is for thinking her car is stolen and for not coming up with the fact that three morons transported her car to a different spot entirely using improbable mind powers. What an idiot she is! They say they're still working it out, though.. so the movie must just be getting started.
While driving in the rain and acting a fool, a truck pulls up behind them and starts road raging at them with his horn and impatience. Well, the one in the backseat aint havin' it. With a sweep of his hand, the truck's grill and lights explode and the car veers off of the road and into a lake. Realizing that they were probably responsible, they rush to the man's aid. For some reason, they decide to NOT use their super powers when it comes to saving someone's life, but instead choose to let the fickle finger of fate decide as they use some good old fashioned elbow grease and haul the guy to safety themselves. We learn that the one that caused the accident is named Andrew.. and that it may not have been an accident. He may have actually meant to do the very obvious and deliberate motion with his hand and cause the truck to pancake into the water! Surprise! The power going to Andrew's head is shown even more clearly as he slowly turns into Magneto and crushes a car with his bare hand.
At one point, they all start having that moment of self doubt.. that moment in all movies involving super powers where you ask yourself if you are going too far.. if it's too dangerous.. but then we see people flying through the air. So, they're probably going to keep using their powers irresponsibly. Then one of them falls through the floor and explodes a couch through the ceiling. Cars start flying through the air.. and then in the epic finale of the trailer, there is some sort of stand off and presumably, Andrew, decides that stand offs are for jerks, so he throws everyone away from him like he's Donald Trump at a Black Friday hairpiece sale.
The whole trailer goes in reverse to show us the alleged origin story of how they find a hole in the ground, and ignoring all sense, climb directly into it. There, they discover.. "Oh my God.." ...nothing. . well, probably something. The trailer leaves it up to the viewer's imagination. We're just going to have to watch the full movie to see it! I, for one, cannot wait to find out what it is! (ahemProbablyAnAsteroiDahem) This looks like it is going to be a great addition to the "found footage" genre, and I have a feeling I'm gonna recommend this to everyone. Everyone except Jay Kniff. That jerk can find his own movies. (Who is Jay Kniff? Exactly.) Fingers crossed!
Release Date: February 3, 2012