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Sparks (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 30 January 2014 (Kuwait)
A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chase Williamson ... Ian Sparks
Ashley Bell ... Lady Heavenly
Clancy Brown ... Archer
Jake Busey ... Sledge
William Katt ... Matanza
Marina Squerciati ... Dawn
Clint Howard ... Gordon Eldridge
Scott Rinker ... Mr. Docherty (as Scott Allen Rinker)
David Sobolov ... Jason Driver
Larry Cedar ... Mr. Prather
Esteban Cueto ... Cain
Dave Hanson ... Blasini
Stephen Kearin ... Concierge
Jeremy Rowley ... Orson
Austin Michael Coleman ... Teenage Sparks
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After a radioactive meteor strikes Earth, a genetically altered group known as The Rochester 13 gain astonishing, superhuman powers. Ian Sparks doesn't feel remotely super... but after his parents' death, he throws himself into battle against the criminals plaguing the mean streets of New York. Teaming up with, and falling hard for, the beautiful Lady Heavenly, the unstoppable duo quickly decimates the city's army of thugs. But when they tangle with the nation's most twisted arch-villain, they end up losing everything - including each other. Sparks' rage-fueled quest for vengeance ignites a battle that will change the world and alter his destiny, forever. Written by RLJ Entertainment

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Karma. Revenge. Both will be paid in full See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Trivia

William Katt had his own comic book company with a character of" Sparks" See more »

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The railroad tank cars they use are several decades too modern for the 1940s era they're trying to depict. See more »

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Don't expect sparks to fly out of the screen...
5 September 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, "Sparks" is not your typical superhero movie, and that is one of the better things about it. There is something more dark in the deeper layers of this movie. And instead of having picture perfect superheroes, then the superheroes in this movie were every day people with every day problems (more or less).

The story told here was adequate and did have some interesting aspects. But it was somehow dropped on the floor because of some questionable effects, and the entire movie had the feel of being shot in front of a green screen and not enough money was used for the effects. That really struck a terrible blow to the movie.

"Sparks" did have potential for something grander, but it wasn't properly utilized, and that was kind of a shame.

As for the acting, well I will say that they had adequate talents to portray the characters in the movie, but the heavy load of the entire movie was resting on the shoulders of Mr. Clancy Brown. And he did do a good job, just a shame that he didn't have more time on the screen. It was also nice to see William Katt on the screen again, I haven't seen him in a movie for a long, long time.

Whereas many superhero movies today are driven by CGI effects, "Sparks" is driven by the story.

However, I started to slip because of the suppressing feel of being shot in front of a green screen, and that left the movie at a below average experience for me. As such, I am rating it 4 out of 10 stars.


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