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Power Kids (2009/MagNet/Magnolia Blu-ray)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Film: D



Bad is bad and one of the unacknowledged cycles that has been one of the worst in recent years is what we could call the “be an ignorant brat” cycle.  It takes the desire of the young to be their selves and channels it into being angry fools instead of doing anything that resembles being productive or smart, as the recent Kick Ass demonstrated as it bombed.  Krissanapong Rachata’s Power Kinds (2009) is almost as obnoxious and I guess we can blame those Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers for some of this.


So how bad is this?  Listen to this dumb plot.  Terrorists run a hospital (those guys!) and when a group of friends has someone they care for in need of a heart transplant (it happens all the time), four of them break into this rogue hospital to steal a human heart for a transplant.


Yup, you read that correctly.


The script dopes not suggest they do the transplant themselves, leaving the ailing child in a legitimate hospital, so the writers do not make this an Our Gang/Little Rascals adventure.  But anything resembling entertainment here is nonexistent and light years away from that series of classic comedy shorts.  A reactionary mess, with an R-rating (!), what kind of an audience was this made for?



The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is pretty much shot in High Definition video and is another really poor presentation like some others we have run into lately.  What a mess!  The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mixes in Thai and English are poor, show the low budget limits and barely have any kind of soundfield.  The combination shows we did not need a Blu-ray version.  Extras include behind the scenes footage and a making of featurette, both with no point.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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