Max Steel (2016)

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Max Steel (2016)
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Superhero
Photography: Color
Running Time: 92 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Directed by: Stewart Hendler
Written by: Christopher L. Yost
Distributed by: Open Road Films
Starring: Ben Winchell
Maria Bello
Ana Villafañe
Josh Brener
Andy García

Max Steel is a 2016 American superhero film based on the action-figure line of the same name. Directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Yost.


Teenager Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) discovers that his body can generate the most powerful energy in the universe. Steel (Josh Brener) is a funny, slightly rebellious, techno-organic extraterrestrial who wants to utilize Max's skills. When the two meet, they combine together to become Max Steel, a superhero with unmatched strength on Earth. They soon learn to rely on each other when Max Steel must square off against an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

Why It Sucks

  1. The acting is very atrocious that ranges from painful to emotionless.
  2. Extremely poor grasp of the source material for example: Max looks nothing like he did in the tv show or his action figure.
  3. Edwards is a Bland and unintresting villan.
  4. Blatant product placements E.G: PlayStation 3 and Pepsi.
  5. Awful pacing and editing. for example: in the scene where max falls down from his bike it happens to fast and the action scenes are too fast.
  6. Awful stunts.
  7. Lame action-scenes.
  8. It rips-off other super-hero movies like: Spider-Man (2002) and Iron Man (2008).
  9. Max is supposed to be a teenager yet he looks more like a college student.
  10. Poor character development.
  11. A lame plot-twist about Max's father.
  12. Unlikable and poorly-written characters.
  13. Bad costume design, Max looks more like Iron Man, but with lightning bolts (in fact some nicknamed him: Teen Iron-man.) and Edwards looks like a generic Power-Rangers villian.
  14. The plot is dull as it feels like a generic super-hero story that has been done a lot.
  15. A very predictable ending.
  16. The final battle is lame and again the stunts are awful.
  17. Lame attempts at humor.
  18. Steel feels more like a annoying comic-character than a helpful character like he was in the TV show.
  19. The movie ends on a cliffhanger as Max is training how to fly and then the movie just abruptly ends.
  20. The poster is misleading,as Max only has his outfit at the final battle and at the end.
  21. Cringeworthy dialogue.
  22. Poor writing.
  23. It's a total cash-in.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Despite being a low-budget movie: The special and CGI effects aren't that bad.
  2. Decent voice acting from steel and his CGI is decent even for a low-budget movie standard.
  3. The soundtrack is decent, even if it's a bit scary.


When it's release, the movie was panned by critics, moviegoers and fans alike. It currently holds a 0% rating on rotten tomatoes and it's the worst reviewed movie based on a toyline on that site, along with: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. It also failed at the box office.



one month ago
Score 2

This movie's 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is just as hard as STEEL.

Okay, I don't know why I said that.


one month ago
Score 1
what was the budget


one month ago
Score 0
5-10 million was its budget. It only grossed 6.3 million, making it a major flop.


8 days ago
Score -1
This movie makes Bratz The movie, Jem and the holograms and Transformers The Last Knight look like a masterpiece by comparasion.


7 days ago
Score 0

"Max Steel is a great movie"

*waits for screaming comments from Dreadblocks*


7 days ago
Score 1
Look i’m not gonna scream for you, i know it’s just your opinion, but i hate it as much as you hate the Hellboy reboot, (Just kidding i actualy really hate Jack and Jill) but we all have our own tastes, also i couldn’t found that much good from this movie.


7 days ago
Score 0
I was actually joking about it, but okay.

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