Nobody would deny that audiences love a good comic book-style movie, and We Can Be Heroes, the other Christmas Day superhero streaming release starring Pedro Pascal, is getting a lot of love online.
The story revolves around Missy Moreno, the daughter of retired sword fighting hero Marcus Moreno (Pascal), who along with the other children of the world’s ‘Heroics’ is taken to a secure bunker for their safety after their parents are all captured in an attack by an alien menace. Realizing they aren’t safe, Missy leads the nascent team against their enemy, and overcomes her own feelings of inadequacy at having no powers herself.
People certainly haven’t been shy in expressing how much they enjoyed the movie, and took to social media to make it known, as you can see below.
From now on, Pedro Pascal is only allowed to play dads ??? I'm sorry but I don't make the rules
(AKA I just watched "We Can Be Heroes" and I LOVE DAD PEDRO, ALRIGHT)
— ? WW84 SPOILERS HERE ? (@Stardust2187) December 31, 2020
//I LOVE WE CAN BE HEROES
— toni Monetti (@titanargent_) December 31, 2020
We can be heroes ✨ i love guppy!!!
— Nico Mapanao (@nicomapanao) December 31, 2020
This month I got to see Pedro Pascal in 3 projects lol.
Wonder Woman 1984
The Mandalorian S2 without his helmet.
We can be Heroes.
How cannot you love this guy? pic.twitter.com/QEkfNq9OJ1
— Matt Skywalker (@MandoBatSpidey) December 31, 2020
WE CAN BE HEROES was so charming. I would LOVE an animated series in this style! https://t.co/9lPcucTqJ6
— Derek Halliday (@DTHalliday) December 31, 2020
the we can be heroes verse gets all my love today
— good time stan ♡ (@sunsettos) December 30, 2020
yea im watching we can be heroes bc i thought fuck it why not and honestly i feel like kid me would love this shit
— din djarin's nonbinary huswife (@GingerSpilled) December 30, 2020
That “ We Can Be Heroes” movie on Netflix has three African American kids ( male and female), one Hispanic girl, an Asian and a kid in a wheelchair all playing superhero’s!! LOVE to see it for the kids! Oh and the leader is a female! pic.twitter.com/dzP7kOutAK
— Master Wayne (@GojonGo2005) December 30, 2020
So I love We Can Be Heroes right now??????????
— Lava Girl? (@TheWonderful_B) December 30, 2020
We Can Be Heroes
When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents — and the planet. Just watched this movie, Awesome#netflix #love #series #netflixseries #netflixandchill #movie #film #movies pic.twitter.com/mm5w2HrXmc
— Freddie Nights (@FreddieNights) December 30, 2020
?? just finished we can be heroes shut up im in love
— ej ♜ new years era !!! (@NOTTHEDEMIURGE) December 30, 2020
hey can we can be heroes be the next spy kids type trilogy because I LOVE THIS
— toddster69 (new ?) (@CAPTAINC0NWAY) December 28, 2020
we can be heroes on netflix is actually really good ? i love it
— carefree black gal.✨ (@pvrebeauty) December 28, 2020
Although technically a standalone sequel to 2005 misfire The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, there’s no narrative connection other than the supporting appearances of the eponymous teen heroes now grown to adulthood. And though just as much a kids’ film, We Can Be Heroes is nowhere near as chaotic a pileup of dreamscape nonsense as its predecessor, and carries itself with wit, charm and imagination.
While Pedro Pascal’s role is not a major one, his presence is significant in scenes where the incapacitated heroes attempt to escape while watching their children’s exploits on security feeds. With the adults just as prone to bickering and infighting as their offspring, Marcus is as much a voice of reason as Missy, demonstrating the principles of compassion and logic he clearly passed on to his daughter. With this and The Mandalorian, Pascal is well on his way to cornering the market as streaming services’ premiere Badass Hot Dad.
We Can Be Heroes is driven by the kid-friendly message that heroism comes from strength of character rather than what superpowers you happen to be born with, which although undeniably cheesy, is delivered with such utter sincerity that it’s impossible to not be drawn in by it.