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Max Steel (2016)

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Based on Mattel's worldwide best-selling action figure and hit TV series, “Max Steel” is a story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and his mother, played by Maria Bello who have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born.

Taking on the titular roles in “Max Steel” are Ben Winchell as Max McGrath and Josh Brener who voices Steel, together, their powers become the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel. While trying to belong in his new hometown, Max discovers that he’s also being followed by a techno-organic alien named Steel who is after his super-human energy. Soon the two finally accept their oddly-connected fate and discover that together, they possess a powerful strength beyond the human world. As “Max Steel,” they suddenly find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

Directed by Stewart Hendler, known for directing the digital series “H+” (which Bryan Singer also produced), “Max Steel” is a teenage superhero for the next generation, combining action, comedy and cutting edge special effects into an epic adventure for the whole family.

"It’s very much designed to be grounded within the teen experience," said Hendler about the new film. “Max meets a 'techno-organic' alien named 'Steel' and the two form a symbiotic bond that keeps their individual energies under control. Neither of them can live without the other and they drive each other crazy. But when they work together, they can actually be something cool," concludes Hendler.

“Max Steel” will open October 19 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films


  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release


    The latest teen heartthrob hero rises in the toy-to-movie “Max Steel” based on Mattel’s most popular action figure of the same name. Starring in the titular role is Ben Winchell, best known for his roles on Disney Channel’s "A.N.T. Farm" and USA’s "Necessary Roughness”.

    Director Stewart Hendler and screenwriter Christopher Yost (who also wrote the screenplay of “Thor: The Dark World”) adapt “Max Steel” for the big screen. “Max Steel” is a live action feature-length origin story that combines identifiable characters, familiar terrestrial settings and innovative use of technology to create a realistic re-interpretation of the traditional superhero film.

    Teenager Max McGrath (Winchell) and his mother (Maria Bello) have recently moved back to Copper Canyon, the town where Max was born and his scientist father died under mysterious circumstances. Adjusting to a new school is not easy for Max, and becomes even more complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can't control. This unpredictable power surge grows too intense for Max to handle and he is forced to distance himself from those around him, including his new friend, Sofia.

    On the brink of fatal combustion, Max is rescued by Steel, a techno-organic extraterrestrial who has been secretly monitoring his progress. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – but when apart, neither can survive.

    As these unlikely friends learn to accept their connected fates, they begin to uncover secrets surrounding the death of Max's father and, digging deeper, find themselves hunted by an unforeseen enemy bent on capturing Max and Steel for a sinister agenda of destruction. Uncertain who to trust, the two will have to work together to uncover the truth and find a way to defeat the mysterious force threatening their world.

    “We wanted Max Steel to be a real teenager, universal in his appeal with his first crush, moving to a new school, being raised by a single mom,” says O’Dowd. “We wanted a film that would resonate with the audience no matter where they lived – Miami, Topeka, Rome or Caracas. And Stewart's take on how to tell Max's story is from that viewpoint. It's not glossed over. It's not shiny. It's not something that looks like a typical superhero movie. This is a real teenage boy, living in a real teenage world, who just happens to be a superhero.”

    “I love the script,” adds Winchell. “It has great heart and humor combined with spectacular action and special effects. And me a superhero...it's every kid's dream!”

    A new hero rises when “Max Steel” opens in cinemas on October 19 from Pioneer Films.
  • amicivanceamicivance PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I've seen the trailer of this movie last Sunday...

    promising ang effects :lol:
  • What a nice guy! I'm in love!
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