The Prodigies makes almost no sense.
THE PRODIGIES (Antoine Charreyron). 87 minutes. Opens Friday (February 24). For venues and times, see Movies. Rating: N
A simplistic tale of super-powered teenagers whose psychic abilities far outstrip their ability to control them responsibly, The Prodigies would be a disappointment even if it weren't handicapped by arriving in theatres three weeks after the terrific Chronicle, which does far more with a similar theme.
This French-Belgian CG actioner - released here with an English dub track and in 3-D - is a ramshackle X-Men clone about five psychokinetic teens who are plucked from across America by 20-something genius Jimbo (voiced by Jeffrey Evan Thomas) and brought to New York to learn to master their powers.
But the death of Jimbo's billionaire mentor spells an end to his funding, leading him to create a reality show to keep the kids together. And if you think that doesn't make much sense, wait till you get to the part where they kidnap the president. Or better yet, don't - you won't be missing anything at all.