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16-year-old Max McGrath is just trying to fit in at his new school when he discovers that his body can generate a mysterious energy. When he meets Steel—a rebellious techno-organic alien who has been secretly watching him—these two unlikely friends find themselves hunted, and must band together to form the superhero MAX STEEL to stop the sinister forces who want to control Max’s power in this adventure of galactic proportions!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Given that the character began life as a hunk of plastic with a cool name, it's hardly surprising...
June 25, 2017
What's truly depressing about the whole enterprise is that Garcia and Bello were pulled into it. Y...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Toy-based superhero action movie is forgettable.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Max Steel is a sci-fi action movie based on a Mattel toy and an animated TV series about a boy who turns into a superhero when he teams up with a comedic alien parasite. Starring Ben Winchell as Max, the movie should appeal to tweens familiar with the brand but will likely be too light on story and action to draw in teens used to the savvier, splashier Marvel and DC movies. Violence includes chases with armed security personnel and a climactic battle in which several people are killed and one person is injured. Romance is limited to flirting, lingering looks, and one kiss between teens. Language is mostly mild insults, "what the hell," and one quickly cut-off "Fuh" sound. Max's father is dead. As in many superhero movies, the message is about the duty of a chosen, extraordinary individual to accept his new responsibility to fight evil.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Family
- Release Date:October 14, 2016
- Audio Format:5.1
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