Two estranged friends, Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) and Emily (Octavia Spencer) reunite for a school reunion but never make it there. Lydia has dedicated her life to ending the Miscreants, the supervillain who killed her parents. She’s worked out a way to give humans superpowers. Lydia accidentally becomes the recipient of super strength and is forced to continue the treatments or face the life-ending consequence. Emily begins the treatments for invisibility and the two team up to form the crime-fighting team, Thunder Force.
Twitter destroyed this movie when it came out last year, but was it really that bad?
The short answer: Yes!
It’s an hour and forty-seven-minute cringe-fest! Which is a shame considering the talented cast, but not even talented actresses like Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer could save this movie! It’s a long, unfunny mess which is bad you have an actress known for her comedic talent in a lead role! The best part of the movie was Melissa’s Urkel impression. The purple Lamborghini was cool too, but that’s it.
There’s a couple gross things too. Lydia acquires a taste for raw chicken. There are several raw chicken-eating scenes. The Crab (Jason Bateman) talks about receiving his powers by being bitten by a radioactive crab on his genitalia. A gross and unnecessary detail and if I have to suffer so do you! There’s a little language throughout as well. I liked the cast and the concept but hated everything else! Skip this one. Twitter was right about this one. As one of my favorite critics Nostalgia Critics says, I watched it so you don’t have to!