This movie was a bit like the recently reviewed Zombies Have Fallen, though much better! The story similarly focuses on a teenage girl who shares her superhuman abilities, though they add in some parkour, and fighting, and although it's all riddled with a somewhat annoying childish narrative - making fun of characters and events as they go, it had pretty damn good choreography and acting!
You can see it's on a budget, but they manage not just authentic sceneries and characters, but effects too. They're not fantastic, but they work. The story's intriguing. It makes sense. The filming's creative and, albeit unbalanced, sometimes also surprisingly good.
It's a conspiracy movie with a bit of sci-fi and superpowers, and a decent dose of action. This is mostly thanks to Danielle Chuchran - the secondary main character, though she often seems to take over the role entirely. She can fight! She can be serious! With so many female actors who get into bigger movies just because of their looks, she feels ill-fitted in a budget movie like this with her versatility and skill (and looks too).
I hope to see more of her in the future, and I'm glad I stumbled upon this somewhat unknown a gem of sci-fi and action. Good watch.
rated 3/5: not bad