You can watch the 2019 sci-fi action movie Code 8 on Netflix. Jeff Chan directed the movie, which is based on a short film of the same name that came out in 2016. Stephen Amell plays Garrett Kelton, Greg Bryk plays Marcus Sutcliffe, Kari Matchett plays Mary Reed, Kyla Kane plays Nia, Sung Kang plays Officer Park, and Aaron Abrams plays Officer Davis in the full-length version.
The story of Code 8 takes place in the made-up city of Lincoln City, where many people have superhuman powers. Society often treats these people badly, and some of them turn to crime because of their skills. The story is about Connor Reed, a young man with electrokinetic powers who is having a hard time making ends meet.
Code 8 got mostly good reviews from reviewers, who liked how gritty and realistic it was as a superhero movie.
Because his mother, Mary, is very sick, Connor lives in a run-down neighborhood and does odd jobs with his skills to make extra money. Connor chooses to use his powers for bad things because his medical bills are getting too high and they might lose their home. Garrett is in charge of the group, and Garrett also has superhuman telekinetic powers.
Garrett’s group is very good at high-stakes heists and robberies. They use their skills to pull off very complicated and dangerous plans. As Code 8 goes on, Connor gets more involved with crime and has to deal with a number of moral and social problems. This makes Conner conflicted between wanting to help his mother and feeling increasingly uncomfortable with the illegal things he’s doing.
At the same time, the city’s police are cracking down on Powers by using high-tech tools and military-style methods to contain and control them. Agent Park is a tough cop who is eager to take down Garrett’s group and break up the criminal network of specials. Code 8 gets more dangerous as Connor and Garrett’s group plan a big theft that could change their lives forever.
Code 8 takes place in the made-up city of Lincoln City, where many people have superhuman powers.
Code 8 looks at discrimination, social injustice, and what happens when people are desperate in a society that shuns those who are different. Action scenes and storylines that focus on characters make the movie appealing to people who like thought-provoking sci-fi with a unique take on the superhero genre.
The short film Code 8, which also had Robbie Amell in it, was a proof of concept. Because it was so popular, there was a crowdfunding effort on Indiegogo to pay for the full-length version. It was one of the most successful film campaigns on the site at the time, with more than $2.4 million raised. The production used practical effects to make the superhuman powers happen during filming in Toronto.
Code 8 only showed in a few theaters and was mostly available online, on services like Netflix. It’s hard to find exact box office numbers for the movie’s short run in theaters, but it became famous through streaming.
Code 8 got mostly good reviews from reviewers, who liked how gritty and realistic it was as a superhero movie. The fact that Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell are cousins in real life gave their on-screen friendship a personal touch. On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an 81 percent rating from reviewers and a 61 percent rating from audiences.
A Code 8 spin-off is still not decided.
There will be a spin-off show based on Code 8 that was announced in December 2019 and stars Robbie and Stephen Amell again. The show was originally meant to be on Quibi and would be directed by Jeff Chan from a story by Chris Pare. But now that we know Quibi is no longer running, we don’t know what will happen with the show.
In June 2021, a follow-up called Code 8: Part II was released. Robbie and Stephen Amell would be back in their original roles. Netflix has the rights to show the movie all over the world. Jeff Chan directed it based on a script he wrote with Chris Pare, Sherren Lee, and Jesse LaVercombe.
Part II of Code 8 looks into the lives of the 4% of people in Lincoln City who are superhuman. The story is about a young girl who wants justice after criminal police officers kill her brother without a good reason. She is in great danger because she is a key witness to a cover-up. She asks a former prisoner for help from his former partner in crime.
A member of the cast stated that filming began in November 2021 and that there may be a Code 8: Part III in the works. The news doesn’t come as a surprise since 2019’s Code 8 has been a hit and gained a strong fan group.