After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.

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Tom
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Lucy
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Nan
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Ellman
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Danny
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Eugene
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Ant
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Hazzard
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Cass
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Cutz
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Keon
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Shotgun
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After being shot while calling for help trying to stop a violent attack on his high school girl, a 16 year old boy awakens from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have embedded in his brain, giving him superhero powers. He uses this knowledge and technology to exact revenge on the gang responsible for the attack.

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27 January 2017 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Will Poulter was previously cast as Tom. See more »

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Locations for the drug stashes are sent to the Metropolitan Police, however the filming took place on an estate on Middlesex Street, E1 which is City of London Police territory. See more »

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Ellman: You don't call the devil then get upset when he turns up.
Tom: You're not the devil, you're just a cunt.
Ellman: I suppose I am a bit, yeah.
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This is Bill Milner's second time playing a young man with special abilities. He previously played Young Erik Lensheer aka Magneto in the opening scenes of X-Men: First Class where he could control metal. See more »

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Good film - superhero idea but good if you can deal with that leap
3 June 2017 | by (Wakefield, UK) – See all my reviews

Apart from the overriding premise, which is obviously far-fetched, this film is great. I suppose if you treat it as a superhero film it's equally as believable as being bitten by radioactive spiders or other such silliness. But the setting and concept within which the story exists is very realistic.

But it's a decent story and well acted and the direction, cinematography, and editing are top notch.

The acting is good - by everyone. It surprised me in such a relatively low budget film but perhaps it shouldn't - in all countries there is a lot of acting talent and some film-makers are starting to bring it to the fore..

The only flaw I found was in casting - even though she may well be old enough to be the grandmother, she looks too young. I looked it up and it's quite possible. She is a great actress but maybe they could have made her look mid-60s instead of mid-50s. They needed to age her to look her age in my opinion. Kudos to Ms. Richardson.

It's quite sad that so many non-UK folk (in their reviews) have to liken the film to other films about estates in a British town. That's like saying every film that is set in New York is the same. But people outside the UK obviously don't see urban Britain in films very often - so perhaps I understand. This film is, as at least one other has stated, a bit like a superhero version of the computer game WatchDogs. The concept is similar.

Well worth watching and is currently (at time of this review) on Netflix so give it a go.


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