New Netflix movie Project Power tactics the genre in rather a different manner although we’ve seen superhero movies with DC and Marvel movies dominating the box office around the globe.
The movie revolves around a new pill which, when shot, will provide the consumer superpowers for five minutes — and given how many of the pills are taken throughout the movie, we see loads of unique powers on screen, all of which are developed from attributes of creatures.
And needless to say, the forces don’t make those who use these invincible by any means and also for those lucky enough to display a power which doesn’t automatically kill them, there are consequences.
In a scene from a trailer that sees Robin and Art discuss the pill, Art clarifies that he had been among those subjects which he took it once but it had repercussions so he swore to not indulge.
Later we learn that his energy has similarities to an attack from a pistol shrimp is the most powerful animal on Earth, which, based on Art,”struck you so fast that it vaporizes the water around it, 800 degrees hotter than the surface of the sun.”
He continues that”the shock waves rips the flesh off the bone, and as soon as it’s all over it is only Mr Shrimp sitting there, eating anything that’s left.”
After a moment, we view the capability in the action of Art — as the above description suggests, and it is every bit as dramatic.
We frequently see Frank (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) becoming bulletproof when he takes a pill, and while this usually means he won’t be killed when taken at it does not mean there’s no impact at all as he develops a conceal thick enough to prevent a bullet to the head, but he leaves him unconscious and bruised.
Invisibility is a power we’ve seen several times before onscreen and is still a frequent response when asking what somebody’s ideal power is. In the film, a user who receives this power does not actually become fully imperceptible per sethey get the capability to disguise oneself, which comes to exactly the same thing.