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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It all started with a crystal found in a soil sample from the moon. It turned out that the crystal was capable of altering the chemical composition of substances. We created a device that increased the energy of fuel a million-fold. We called it the nanocatalyst.
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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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