Today we’re talking about the 2020 film We Can Be Heroes.
This is a weird combination of superhero origin, kids saving parents, and invasion movie. It doesn’t quite work and is really slow in some parts. The first twist was well set up and had a great reveal, the second twist felt too easy and much too contrived.
This is where the movie shines. The characters are extremely likeable and for such a huge cast and regular length movie they are well developed.
My favourite was the little girl water bender.
The dialogue is the best and worst you get from a superhero movie combined with the weirdness that is this director’s style. It doesn’t land very well most of the time.
Visuals and Music
This movie was the next step after Spy Kids in style and borderline archaic special effects. The aesthetic was there and it was kinda pretty, but still not great.
The music was good but unremarkable.
I enjoyed the movie. I like when the powerless kid doesn’t get super powered at the end. And overall it was a lot of fun. A little slow and that ending just doesn’t sit right with me. It felt too easy and invalidated the kids’ work.
An okay movie with great characters and an unfulfilling ending.
Final Score: 2.5 stars out of 5