Director: Matthew Charles Santoro
Writer: Matthew Charles Santoro, Julia Fair (Screenplay)
Starring: Ron Eldard, Colm Feore, Jordan Danger, Jade Tailor, Austin Stowell, Richard Portnow
Plot: When the Universe decides what it wants, it’s pointless to resist. With his family’s life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.
Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Higher Power starts when recovering alcoholic Joe Steadman (Eldard) returns from a one-year recover process, only to find himself with a voice in his head, ordering him to complete a series of tasks, the voice Control (Feore) has a plan for him, which will see him needing to commit a series of crimes to get his life back.
As Joe goes about these tasks, he is involved in a major incident that will give him a new vision of life, one which will make him more powerful than anyone expected.
Thoughts on Higher Power
Thoughts – Higher Power is a highly ambitious movie that will look to show us how one man being involved in an experiment will lead to him becoming one of the most dangerous objects in the universe, what starts out as just something that could be stronger turns into a battle which will be filled with consequences, in what could only be described as a former of superhero origin movie. This is a story that will continue to get bigger and become bigger than anything you would even consider expecting which is nice to see. The performances in the film are strong throughout with Ron Eldard being the unlikely hero, while Colm Feore keeps the menacing conversation holding everything together. Certain special effects don’t always come off as clean as they can, but with what is being completing in the bigger picture, it needs the CGI to make everything possible.
Final Thoughts – Higher Power is an amazingly ambitious movie that just keeps getting better as everything is unfolding.