At Cinequest 2013, I watched the movie “Sparks” with a friend of mine. I had no idea what the movie was about, but I figured that there’s a reason why it got to be in the big California Theater. I also had heard some hype behind the movie without learning about the plot. I was about to see if the movie lived up to the hype.
Sparks is a superhero with no legitimate powers except to constantly survive anything. He along with his love Lady Heavenly fight crime in the 1940’s timeline. After encountering the mega villain, Matanza, things go downhill. Sparks must overcome trauma, betrayal, greed, struggles, and amnesia to get back to his status as the go to hero of the city.
It’s not often that there’s an original superhero movie. It was quite frankly, entertaining which is what I look for most in a movie. I also like that noir feel to the movie.
I liked Sparks’ super power. I’d like to have the ability to survive anything no matter how severe it is. To survive explosions and falling off a building would be awesome.
Although it was entertaining, it was very cheesy to the max. The blatant over usage of the green screen and CGI was quite amusing. The CGI was so horrible, even the folks at SyFy were laughing out loud how bad it was. The attempts at creating a dark world like “Sin City” missed by a mile.
I feel like I laughed a lot at the unnecessary parts because it was cheesy. The cheesiest of the CGI was the blood and explosions. It’s like throwing darts and not hitting the board. It was so bad, it was entertaining.
Overall rating: 2/5
Reviewed by: Mr. Timtastic