Co-directors Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker's Sci-Fi action thriller features James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid. A young boy (Myles Truitt) finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother (Jack Reynor) from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
The two directors of the movie are brothers. See more »
Taylor's plan to storm the police station to kill Jimmy is needlessly risky. As Jimmy would've probably taken the fall for Harold's murder, a far easier and safer plan would've been to simply wait for Jimmy to go back to prison (where Taylor is implied to have influence) and kill him there. See more »
(spoiler) Michael B. Jordan's executive producer credit doesn't appear until the end of the film, presumably to keep the surprise of his cameo in the movie's climax. See more »
Kin is in many ways the spiritual successor to the universally hated Laserblast (1978). Same movie, tweaked and modernized.
It tells the tale of a boy who finds a futuristic weapon in an abandoned building, and the chaos it brings to his life.
The movie is stylish though it reeks of teen sci-fi franchise. Hollywood should know better by now, the majority of these things don't make it past the first movie!
So it looks the part and the cast is great featuring Dennis Quaid, James Franco and Zoe Kravitz. It's cliched, it's rather generic and follows a very tried and tested formula.
My issue isn't with any of that, to be fair generally that's what you expect these days. My issue is one that has been rife in the movie industry for a good decade now, and that's scummy protagonists.
One core movie essential is a character or characters that you care about, that you empathize with, that you're along for the journey with and you're cheering them on every step of the way. So why do so many movies now shove down our throats these scummy criminal "Good guys". Why should I care about them? These are not good people, I can't cheer them on! They're antagonists surely!?
This is something I just can't get over, movies like Attack the Block (2011) really seemed to start this wave of them and enough is enough.
If you like teen sci-fi movies then this might appeal, but I hope you don't mind cheering on criminals.
Looks the part
Who am I supposed to be rooting for?
James Franco is saturating the industry, enough already
Really generic stuff
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