Though the trailer got me into it, after a few episodes I still can’t say it has got me hooked on it.
Putting stars like Mary J Blige and Ellen Page in front so at least there are some recognisable faces in there…it’s weird.
It tries to be Tarantino-like, at certain points, I noticed. Except the violence that is used in this film is nowhere near funny enough for that. The sarcasm isn’t that richly spread.
When my husband told me about it, I said ‘it sounds like a cross between The Incredibles and Hancock’, and he said: that’s actually exactly it?!
I don’t agree with that analogy.
It’s more like The Royal Tenenbaums, crossed with The Incredibles if they’d ever give it a second part where the children go through puberty and then young adulthood, but even then it doesn’t meet even halfway where you want to picture it. Because of the mother I was reminded of Setpford Wives aswell.
It’s about seven children, whose parents have died the same day they were born. Like the Dionne quintuplets, these seven children never actually had a warm, nice childhood, as they have been put aside by someone who’s sole goal it was to make them develop their super abilities.
When their father dies, they are put to a task, it seems.
Nice side figures are Mary J Blige as ChaCha, send to look for the boy that was always called Five and got lost when he was young.
The waitress at the bar where he goes to to find solutions for his problems is a nice one aswell. She was the librarian in The Day After Tomorrow.
The junk called Klaus is actually the most entertaining one of the squad, as he acts insane and therefore creates the funniest scenes.
Ellen Page plays a talentless violinist who has always been burdened with the fact that she has no special talent whatsoever. Her Eeyore like style isn’t the kind of thing I can watch for hours.
So in short: I can’t bingewatch this series, but it’s alright.