Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Directors: Stewart Hendler
Writers: Christopher Yost
Casts: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello, Andy Garcia, Ana Villafañe, Mike Doyle, Phillip DeVona, Billy Slaughter, Al Mitchell, Lawrence Kao, Brett Gentile, Jahnee Wallace, Avis-Marie Barnes, Brandon Larracuente, Clayton Frey
IMDB: Max Steel (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 2.4
The A.V. Club -
From its thinly sketched teen protagonist to its deluge of hero-will-rise clichés, Max Steel evinces all of the imagination and ambition you'd expect from a movie based on a bestselling line of action figures.
Los Angeles Times -
At its best, “Max Steel” shares elements with “Smallville” and “Teen Wolf,” using the supernatural as a metaphor for awkward adolescence. At its worst, it's more like “Transformers” - an extended toy commercial, noisy and forgettable.
If the past is any indication, Hendler, Winchell, Bello and everyone else involved have the capacity to create interesting, original, and engaged art. Max Steel is none of those things.
The Hollywood Reporter -
As the stuntmen duke it out and we see close-ups of the two actors making silly faces, it's hard not imagine a Mystery Science Theater 3000 feature in the making.
Max Steel (2016)
When teenage Max McGrath discovers his body can generate the universe's most powerful energy, he must bond with the only being able to contain it - a mysterious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel. United as the superhero Max Steel, the two friends must combat an alien menace and unlock the secrets of their past.