Fast Color

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Atypical superhero story means well but lacks power.

PG-13 2019 102 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 11+

A breath of fresh air

A fantastic, sci-fi-tinged superhero story that's grounded in the emotional reality of a broken family. While the post-climate-change future setting starts out pretty bleak, the film is mercifully free of the grim-dark tropes, white-male-centric storylines, glorified violence and relentless action set pieces typical of the genre. Instead you get a fresh and thoughtful story, with three-dimensional characters whose strength manifests in much more surprising ways. It's also a beautiful film to watch, with outstanding visual storytelling from the cinematography down to each individual prop. My 11-year-old daughter loved it as much as I did. The subject of drug addiction comes up, but is handled so delicately that it never felt too dark for her age. The few swear words in the film are used with precision and are incredibly effective.

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age 14+

Beautiful But Lacks Plot

Fast Color is a beautiful movie. The effects is breath taking and pleasing to he eye. I love that there is a person of color as the main character. But there are problems with the movie. There is such bland plot. No real character development, just your usual tropes. They use the same old, " I believed this until I got a dramatic flashbacks and now I believe this." There is wasted potienal with the entire story. Like the setting is in a future where Earth has ceased any rain. There's government people chasing the main character. The main character has an interesting power. But none of it is really explored in-depth. Everything is just squandered by your common tropes and usual plot devices.

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