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Have you seen this boy? Midnight Special (2016) - Review

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything.

This is a great little sleeper movie from 2016. I think it was cast perfectly, and the slow build up is done just right. I like the mood of this film, and how everyone has their own reason for wanting to control this child with exceptional gifts. It does not have a big budget, but has the feel of an old X-files episode....before the alien story line took over the show. In an age where super powers and superheroes are everywhere, this movie seemed to slip below the radar without too much noise. If you are a SCI-FI fan, add it to your list.

Ranking 7/10


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