We Can Be Heroes
We Can Be Heroes is a 2020 American superhero film written and directed by Robert Rodríguez, who also wrote the Spy Kids movies. It's also a loose sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
Bad Qualities That Failed To Be Heroes
- The plot is generic and unorignal, it's basically a rescue someone plot.
- The movie basically copied elements from The Avengers, such as the Headquaters being too similar to Avengers headquaters.
- There are multiple errors in this film:
- When Miracle Guy is taking a selfie of himself, it looks mirrored from Tech-No's phone.
- At a few times in the film, Guppy roars "like a shark". Sharks don't roar since they don't have vocal chords.
- The final battle obviously took well more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, which was the amount of time left on the rocket.
- Unlike Lavagirl, Sharkboy doesn't even talk in the whole film. This was done because Taylor Lautner was unavailable to reprise the role and thus was replaced by JJ Dashnaw, but seriously, why did we have to wait fifteen years to see this duo back only for one of them to not say a single word?
- Max doesn’t appear in the whole film. He is now replaced by Missy and her friends.
- A lot of the characters in the film are unlikeable.
- The final plot twist pretty much ruins the film's antagonists by revealing them to have tested the protagonists all along.
- Speaking of the plots, while most of the movie has unpredictable moments, there are some scenes that are really predictable, such as the attempted alien invasion, which kind of has been done before (in movies like Mars Needs Moms).
- While the CGI is pretty good due to modern technology, sometimes it can look uncanny to some due to the nature of the film like with Face Maker being a good example of this.
- The CGI, while not the best, looks vivid and imaginative, and is a step-up from the previous film. The water looks nice as well.
- Taylor Dooley reprises her role as Lavagirl.
- Well-nailed acting coming from actors such as YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, and Priyanka Chopra Jones. Slo-Mo also nails the slow-motion pretty well too.
- The concept of kids having their own superpowers is a pretty decent idea.
- It's an improvement over The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl. Plus, the action is better in this movie.
- Haley Reinhart's cover of David Bowie's Heroes, which was made for this film, is actually pretty good.
- Despite the bad plot twist, the ending isn't too bad
- Some likeable or tolerable characters.