This latest episode of No Ordinary Family grapples with one important question – is telling a lie acceptable in order to protect your loved ones? Yes, folks, the infamous “white lie” issue. For the Powells, keeping a secret about their new found abilities is critical to protect themselves from people who would abuse such information.
I must confess that I was originally determined to not like No Ordinary Family due to its blatant allusions to the Fantastic Four and the Incredibles but I am still giving it a chance after viewing this second episode. The writers are taking their time to develop the plotlines and characters and so far, I am sufficiently intrigued to continue…
The superhero TV series is baaacccckkkk! And with Julie Benz (Rita from Dexter) as well! If you’re looking for reference points, of course, it’s Fantastic Four via the Incredibles. The Powell family survives an air crash into the Amazon River (whilst on holiday) and return home with super-powers (yeah read: FF and Cosmic Space Cloud).
Adapted from the hyper-violent comic book of the same name, created by writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr, director Matthew Vaughn’s (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. For real. His superhero activities inspires many others to follow his lead with dangerous consequences for all concerned.
The movie stars Aaron Johnson as the titular character, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Mark Strong.
Kick Ass opens on 16th March. Check out the trailer below.