Thunder Force movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Thunder Force is an amusing superhero action-comedy packed with action, but it’s all weakened by the boring story. Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer star in this disappointing film with a lack of laughs.


Two childhood best friends now grown up and estranged reunite and become a superhero duo who protect the city against supervillains after one creates a treatment that provides them both with amazing superpowers.

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Movie details

Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Taylor Mosby, Melissa Leo, Jason Bateman
Writer: Ben Falcone
Release Date (Australia): 9 April 2021
Runtime: 106 minutes/1h 46m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film features thematic elements including crude humour, bullying and threat, as well as multiple action sequences that feature the use of fantasy powers.

Violence (M)

The film contains sequences of action violence in which people are thrown, tased and hit by objects.

Coarse Language (PG)

Use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “bitch”, “damn” and “hell”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some action/violence, language and mild suggestive material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This appealing action-comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer overshadows its extremely infrequent and talented jokes with a superhero borefest! Thunder Force is another let-down of a movie in which you’ll see all the extremely witty, imaginative and undeniably hilarious moments in the trailers and clips, but it feels like a cheat.

McCarthy and Spencer are the superheroes in this movie, but they’re mainly the superheroes OF the movie. Other than the idea of how the fantasy abilities are transformed into them and the action they deliver as they fight the villains, the plot is completely aimless, pointless and terribly boring. The material is only infrequently fun and amusing.

Now, Thunder Force may be tediously dull, but writer and director Ben Falcone is able to build a jolly action duo. His creation of them, alongside the performances of the actresses, are actually decent. The film’s story is the aspect that left viewers in disappointment with the lack of excitement.

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