Moderately entertaining if increasingly juvenile family film
Moderately entertaining if increasingly juvenile family film about a gang of misfit teens with "ultra powers" (minor stuff one sees thru things, one jumps real high, one can sometimes tell the future - but each with a physical drawback that manifests itself when they use those powers) who join up with a teenage girl who speaks with bugs. The film features plenty of CGI effectswork to bring the insects (initially a cute beetle whom the bug-speaking girl befriends, voiced by Jan Lamb; eventually a whole army of insects who threaten war upon humanity) to life, The actress who plays that girl (Isabella Leong) is very expressive and very pretty; but guy who plays her beau is pretty dull. "Twins" Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung (THE TWINS EFFECT, HOUSE OF FURY, etc) appear in small roles as well. The storyline exists simply to carry forward the film's entertainment - which includes a couple of interludes where the characters (and the bugs) suddenly break into song
and the film never does anything more with the concept beyond its
simplistic framework.The film will probably be considered pretty inane for American audiences, it's style and sense of humor is far less sophisticated but does carry a charm of its own.
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