There’s no price tag for ambition, which is true for either end of the budget spectrum. The bread and butter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe produces $200 million in blockbusters, but in 2018 geeks is one of the best superhero stories in recent years, and this little masterpiece cobbled together for a whopping $2,000.
The story, which incorporates elements of sci-fi and horror in a story deeply rooted in the tropes and trappings of the comic book genre, finds a 7-year-old girl being locked inside the house by her father in order to protect her from a world she is intentionally hidden for reasons that will soon become clear.
It turns out that young Chloe is an abnormal – a rare group of enhanced individuals possessing unique and often dangerous abilities – and there are people out there who want to arrest the child for nefarious and experimental purposes. Co-writers and directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein blew it away with their incredible lo-fi gem, which proved hugely profitable, although a box-office hit of $350,000 sounded paltry on paper.
Add to that Rotten Tomatoes scores of 88 and 86 percent from critics and viewers, and it’s pretty obvious geeks is a film that deserves to be seen by a much larger audience than it currently manages to enthrall. Thankfully, Redditors were in force to celebrate the many virtues of what is, by every measure, the best unofficial X-Men movie you’ll ever see.
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