I'm scrolling down my timeline on Instagram this morning and I come across a sponsored ad for a movie about a new black superhero coming out this Friday, April 28th. The first thing I thought was "What's this?". Second thought was "How come I never heard of this?". I had to look deeper into it especially after seeing "Chronicle meets Iron Man" as a tagline (two other movies I completely enjoyed). I also seen that it was produced by the same person who produced "Get Out", one of my top movies of the year.
Quick Synopsis (via IMDB): "A young street magician, played by Jacob Latimore, is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her."
This seems to be a superhero origin film for a completely new and very realistic character. It seems right on time with other black superheros emerging into Netflix and big screen debuts, such as Luke Cage & Black Panther respectively.
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