Thank God for Directors like Robert Rodriguez who still have the capacity, passion and vision to make the movie he wants to make. Thank You Sir!!!
I love horror, I also love Sci-Fi, I Definitely love Action and sometimes… not always but sometimes I do love a good Rom-Com. There are moments when a certain Director comes out with a movie that has you excited by the sheer mention of it and when it comes to Robert Rodriguez nothing gets me more excited than the mention of an action adventure effects laden superhero flick for kids. You will never find me apologising for my love of the Spy Kids Trilogy (4th one doesnt count) because those are movies I loved when I was a bit younger and those are movies my kids are loving right now. I could watch these movies all the live long day.
Yes I know they are campy and cheesey but hey sometimes you just need a little camp cheese. Very few Directors have the abilillty to put up on the screen how it made themselves feel inside as they wrote the script. I always get a feel for his inner child when I watch these movies and they always leave me with a big smile on my face knowing I just had fun with this movie. Throw into the mix that this is essentially a superhero spiritual sequel to Sharkboy and Lava Girl and well “Shut up and take my money”.
WE CAN BE HEROES
Director: Robert Rodriguez Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Lyon Daniels, Priyanka Chopra
When a whole bunch of Alien invaders make their way to Earth they are met by our very best Superheroes. They quickly and somewhat easily defeat our Heroes due to their inability to work together and kidnap them. Now its up to the super children to team up, learn how to fight alongside each other and kick some Alien Ass in an effort to save their parents and the World.
The Kids: Its not that often I can get away with a full cast of kids but I honestly thought all of these kids where excellent in their roles. With YaYa Gosselin (FBI:Most Wanted) effectively taking up the leader role for the Super-Kids. I wont sit here and go through all of the kids and their roles within the group but suffice it to say Rodriguez has done an outstanding job of casting these young ones with a special mention for Vivien Blair who plays Guppy (Daughter of Shark Boy and Lava Girl) because she is so bloody adorable and steals the flick. They all suit the roles they play and really bring a huge element of fun to every scene. I mean who wouldnt love to be running around pretending to be a superhero?.
The Adults: This was a list of actors and actresses you know and love from all manner of genres and movies. Pedro Pascal is an actor who can turn his hand at just about any role and plays this one with a tongue firmly in his cheek while taking it just serious enough. Boyd Holbrook, Christian Slater, Sung Kang and the original Lava Girl Taylor Dooley (no Lautner though) are just a few of our adult heroes which I think you will all agree is the makings of a solid team, Christian Slater man who doesnt need more Slater in their lives?.
I genuinely have nothing bad to say about We Can Be Heroes. Rodriguez does not make these movies for you to think overly hard about them. They are fun family stories that I can actually imagine him sitting and telling his kids at bedtime or that I would tell my kids. Yes they are special effects heavy and not always perfect but there is a time for perfection and a time for just straight up happy fun, this is a movie we all need right now.
So yes just sit your arse down with the little ones put the Netflix on and get ready for campy superhero kids fun. I loved this movie and have no doubt you will too.
4 outta 5