Story: Thunder Force follows two childhood best friends who reunite as adults: one is acclaimed scientist Emily Stanton, another is a ruthless and free spirited woman, Lydia Berman. The duo team up as crime-fighting superheroes after Lydia accidentally injects herself with a formula. that gives ordinary people superpowers created by Emily.
Directed by Ben Falcone, Thunder Force is a parody of the superhero film that was done right. It doesn’t break the expectations of a genre and it seems like a missed opportunity, but it’s fun. He’s not just picky about practical story holes in a regular superhero movie. but there is also a good storyline with good actors.
The film follows Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as separate childhood best friends. While Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) was a ruthless and free spirited girl, Emily (Octavia Spencer) is the smart girl who has a plan to avenge her parents’ deaths. Emily’s parents were killed by malefactors who are mutated sociopaths who emerged when a pulse of interstellar lightning struck Earth in 1983.
Years later, Emily succeeds in developing a formula that can give ordinary people strength to fight against evildoers and save their city. However, before the formula for superpower and invisibility can be injected, Lydia accidentally injects herself. The formula for first potency. Then we get a long training montage full of common McCarthy jokes.
Immediately after training is over, the duo begin as Thunder Force to defeat the bad guys in town. Soon after, they discover that all criminals work for a man, a politician, who is running for mayor. There is a mega fight with some life. – Threatening and emotional movements that are funny rather than tragic. The creators paid special attention to the characters’ super powers and execution. Unlike a standard parody that would do their best to poke fun at anything,
Thunder Force takes itself seriously and gives the audience a reason to support the heroes. The movie’s simple script makes it easy to enjoy the random comedic beats without taking the bad guys and weird sexist dialogue too seriously. Although the creators have selected plus-size women as superheroes, commendably they haven’t picked up a single joke about it during the entire duration of the game. Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are pretty much themselves as a running joke throughout the movie, but it doesn’t add anything special. Thunder Force also plays Jason Bateman and Bobby Cannavale, who both have a knack for comedy timing, but with the added twist of Pom Klementieff, the film manages to make more laughs.
Overall, Thunder Force isn’t the Kick-Ass or Megamind franchise, but it’s a good family entertainer. The film doesn’t deal too much with the subtle underdog themes and keeps the atmosphere light and fun until the end.