Thunder Force should be super thankful that Octavia Spencer accepted this role. Spencer is the only reason I was able to finish watching this 1h and 46min disaster.
The movie is written and directed by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy’s husband. McCarthy and Spencer are main and center. Being childhood friends, they have their issues and draft apart. Years later, they get back together, gain superpowers, and start fighting crimes. Joined by Jason Bateman, the trio manages to bring the comedy, but miss the mark on everything else.
Thunder Force feels like a bad version of the first Deadpool movie. It’s like Falcone got high, watched Deadpool, and decided f*** it! “I’m going to make a bad version”.
Don’t get me wrong, the comedy is there, most of the time. Sometimes it’s crossed a line! (Hello raw chicken!). In general, it’s got a few chuckles. But Thunder Force is largely a superhero comedy that’s neither exciting nor funny — and an egregious waste of its co-stars’ talents.
Thankfully, Octavia Spencer is there throughout the thing to give it some heart. If anything, she saved the mostly useless movie. Even though she’s kind of the supporting actress, she still manages to steal the spotlight whenever she shows up. #NoSpoilers.
Should you watch it?
Another forgettable Melissa McCarthy bad comedy. For someone that got nominated to an academy award for a drama role, she’s back to the same recycled role. Here’s my advice: If you want to watch it, do the dishes while it’s in the background.
Where can I watch it?
Thunder Force is available exclusively on Netflix.