New Orleans – Eventually in the future, a group of medicine dealers gather as a man called Biggie( Rodrigo Santoro) presents them with a new product that he’ll give to them for free in order to vend. It’s a special lozenge called Power that grants those who take it a arbitrary superpower for five twinkles. still, not everybody responds to the lozenge that way, since some have been known to explode seconds after ingesting.
Biggie starts with one curious dealer, Newt( Colson Baker), who thinks it’s too good to be true. Weeks latterly, Newt’s kinsman Robin( Dominique Fishback), an aspiring rapper, is dealing Power on the thoroughfares. Three mugs try to burglarize her until Detective Frank Shaver( Joseph Gordon- Levitt) comes to her deliverance.
One of the mugs tries to take Power, but Frank stops him and pretends to arrest Robin to make the others leave. In reality, he and Robin are musketeers since she sells him Power. still, Frank also tries to make sure Robin stays out of trouble. He indeed gives her a motorcycle as a late birthday gift. Away in the megacity, a man named Arthur “ Art ” Reilly, AKA “ The Major ”( Jamie Foxx), goes to an apartment complex to look for Newt and the source of Power. Newt, having been taking too important Power over the last many weeks, is starting to look more and more disfigured.
Art makes his way outside and finds Newt’s store of power, but the dealer reaches for his gun and tries to kill Art, only for Art to shoot the gun down. Newt takes Power and unlocks his capability, which is to have his whole body set ablaze. He goes after Art throughout the complex before taking three further capsules to try and take down Art. He ends up getting immersed aquatic by Art and only manages to tell him Biggie’s name before Power causes his body to explode. Art manages to get out in time.
Robin’s mama Irene( Andrene Ward- Hammond) wakes her up as she’s late to academy, where she’s floundering with her grades. In class, she textbooks Newt to get further Power, but Art is responding since he took Newt’s phone. Robin’s schoolteacher calls her out for her lack of attention and asks what she’s good at.
Her friend says she’s a good rapper and starts to produce a beat for Robin to freestyle and make a diss against the schoolteacher, leading the rest of the class to cheer except this was just a fantasy in Robin’s head, and she goes to the star’s office rather of giving up her phone. Frank is called to respond to a bank thievery where a felonious, Griff( Cory DeMeyers), is taking Power to use disguise capacities to shirk notice. Frank takes a Power lozenge and times himself.
He chases after Griff, who nearly escapes on a train auto before he opens the plutocrat bag and is scattered with greasepaint. Frank chases him into an alley where Griff takes his gun and shoots him in the head, but Frank’s capability is being kindly insurmountable, and he takes the felonious down. Unfortunately, Captain Crane( Courtney B Vance) admonishes Frank for using Power, and he orders him to hand in his gun and emblem. Before Frank leaves, Crane gives him a picture of Art, as it’s believed that he’s the source of Power. latterly on, Art goes to look for Robin at a Church’s funk where she generally meets Newt. He gashes her bike tire and kidnaps her, throwing her into his box. Art takes her to a isolated area to interrogate her over where she and Newt got Power, while also hanging to go after Irene. He shows Robin a picture of a woman and a bald man that are believed to have commodity to do with Power, but neither of them are Biggie.
He gives her a number to call that’s supposed to be a storehouse for Power, and she’s told to go to a Hong Kong request and ask for alligator wine. Art and Robin arrive at the request, and she asks for the alligator wine. She meets a man in the reverse called Cuello( Azhar Khan), who takes Power when she tells him Art is outdoors. Other henchmen come out to attack Art, but he kills utmost of them. Cuello shoots Art through the casket, but he keeps moving and manages to incapacitate Cuello.
In his pained vision, he sees Robin as another girl around the same age named Tracy( Kyanna Simone Simpson). He and Robin also discover computers that track all of Power’s druggies, with Art stating that the makers of Power are testing it out on buyers. A notice appears for a donation that’s set to be in lower than two hours, and a position pops up. Art demands Robin take him there. Meanwhile, Cuello, still on Power, manages to push the pellets out of his body. He rushes to attack Art and Robin in the request, but Art stabs him to death just as the time on his Power runs out.
Art starts to unfeignedly ask Robin for help, and he says all he wants is to find his son. Robin also treats Art’s injuries. Frank finds out commodity is going on with Robin, so he goes to her house to find Irene being wearied by two bobbies . He sneaks into the house and pretends to be Irene’s nut, nearly blowing his cover but manages to move Irene that he’s a friend of Robin’s to get the bobbies out of their hair. Art and Robin bond more, with him stating that he used to be a dogface( hence “ The Major ”), and he learns that she wants to rap, so she spits a many rhymes for him. Before they head out, Robin demands$,000 from whatever they get. On the way to the donation, Art says that he was used in trials for Power by a pot called Teleios, and Tracy was born with powers without taking the medicine, so a Teleios operative abducted her, and they’re using her blood to produce the Power capsules. Art’s memory also starts to blend, where he thinks Robin is Tracy and that they’re being followed, as they were the day she was taken. Robin manages to snap Art out of his vision before they crash. Art and Robin make it to the donation position, as does Frank since he tracked down druggies to the position. They sneak in and find Biggie presenting Power to a South American combination leader, Dame( Rose Bianco), by having a woman, Candy( Jazzy De Lisser), be a test subject while her swain Moto( Casey Neistat) watches.
Biggie touts the lozenge as having the capacities of certain creatures, specifically the bones that can acclimatize to survive. Candy has the power to indurate herself and regulate her body temperature. Meanwhile, Frank finds Robin and tries to move her that Art is behind Power, indeed though she knows better. Art kills a man and gets near to Biggie, but he’s set up out, and Matriarch attempts to leave with the capsules as Art holds Biggie at gunpoint. A attack ensues between Biggie’s men and the combination. Candy is trapped in the demonstration chamber and is firmed to death. Art gets Biggie alone and shoots off three of his fritters before he tells Art that Gardner and her henchman Wallace( Tait Fletcher), who took Tracy, will be on a boat called “ Genesis ”.
Frank attempts to arrest Art until they realize they ’re both working with Robin, just as Biggie takes Power to turn into a hulking big monster. Theicons escape the installation as Biggie chases them, but Art opens some gas drums and shoots at Biggie, causing an explosion that kills him. Frank apprehensions Art, but Art tells him about Tracy and says that Crane is taking orders from Teleios. After Art lets himself get taken by Teleios to get onto the Genesis, Frank gets himself in by tough- talking the guard, only for the guard to shoot him, not realizing Frank took Power to come insurmountable again, so he’s suitable to get back over and sneak onto the boat. Art comes face- to- face with Teleios CEODr. Gardner( Amy Landecker), who was there experimenting on him from the morning. Frank and Robin get outside and face off against a guard who Powered himself to make his branches resilient, but Frank traps him in a door that will ultimately ramify his arm. Wallace goes after them and uses Power to gain super strength.
Art convinces a guard to let him go when he sees that Art has a Power lozenge in his mouth as a last resort. Wallace finds Art, but he gets blasted doubly with a shotgun before Frank gets Art. Robin also finds Tracy and frees her. They fight another guard who uses Power to make his bones bag to use as munitions, but Art just manages to spear him with it.
He reunites with Tracy before they make their escape. As the four pass to get off the boat, Gardner comes out and demands that Art rendition with Tracy, or she’ll kill Robin. Art goes out to defy Gardner, but he takes the Power lozenge and gains the capability of a dynamo shrimp, allowing him to produce lashes that kill the henchmen and drop a crane on top of Gardner. Art nearly dies, but Tracy uses her capacities to revive him. The four are eventually suitable to leave. Frank brings Robin home and plans to expose Teleios and Power. Art corridor ways with Robin as he leaves with Tracy. Robin returns to her mama with her share of cash. Art and Tracy drive down together over a ground, eventually free.