Netflix’s “Project Power”: the Problem With Superpowers …
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I ask this after watching Netflix’s “Project Power” starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie was very enjoyable and fast-paced, with gritty elements and sympathetic characters. In short, everything you want in a science fiction movie.
The plot centers
around pills that can bestow superpowers. The superpowers themselves
were a little all over the place. They supposedly were extracted from
animal DNA and include such things as invincibility,
the ability to heal, or camouflage, or generate heat or cold. You
don’t know what you’re going to get, and the effect lasts only
for five minutes.
But that’s the thing with superpowers, at least in the movies. They always come with a catch.
So what sort of superpowers would you want? The ability to fly, time-travel, or move at the speed of light? As for myself, I’d request a package that would include more than one power. So instead of asking for the ability to fly, I’d ask to be Superman. That way, I get to fly as well as have superior strength and invincibility (except, of course, for kryptonite).
Finally, if you do have a superpower, don’t forget Spider-Man’s warning: “With great power comes great responsibility,” otherwise known as the Peter Parker Principle. There’s always a catch.