Moscow, 2004, and wealthy entrepreneur Kuptsov is drilling in the underground part of the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein. And his drilling is threatening to destroy the city. ... See full summary »
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Moscow, 2004, and wealthy entrepreneur Kuptsov is drilling in the underground part of the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein. And his drilling is threatening to destroy the city. However he does not have enough power and he needs a Nano-catalyst developed years ago but its location is unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city Dima dreams about owning a car and dating his gorgeous college mate Nastya. His wealthy friend Maks has a Mercedes Benz and is flirting with Nastya which only frustrates him even more. On his birthday, Dima finally gets a car from his parents - but he is ashamed of it. The car, however is capable of much more. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The movie is a first Russian attempt to make a superhero movie. Not very impressed by it I must say. Half way through the film I realised that I am basically watching a recycled spider-man movie. The same idea, similar events, just some details changed. A hero is a student, then he gets some special abilities and uses it for his own gain until a member of his family is killed resulting in him fighting crime thereafter. There is also a rich friend, a girl who goes for a friend first and falls for hero later... Not a single bit of originality in the plot. Even the famous scene of spider-man in front of US flag is remade. We see Black Lightning flying besides a star of Kreml. The CGI is very fake, all the laws of physics are simply forgotten beyond the usual Hollywood standards. I can not understand HOW this film got so many positive reviews in Russia. Yes, of course it has a love story and teaches people to care for each other rather than just themselves. But it doesn't make this movie worth watching. Personally, I just couldn't help but wanting to rather watch Spider-man again instead... P.S. the flying Mercedes looks pretty much like flying DeLorian from Back to the future... Just a notice... P.P.S. the sequels have been announced... Batman and Superman movies, BEWARE...
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