What Is a Miscreant in 'Thunder Force'?
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No, Miscreants Aren't What People Who Like 'Thunder Force' Are Called (SPOILERS)

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Apr. 13 2021, Published 11:43 p.m. ET

Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Thunder Force.

Anytime dialogue is a little too obvious or overstated, it's a bit hard to stop yourself from rolling your eyes. That kind of stuff is expected in cheesy, straight-to-Redbox movies, or even old-school video game voice-acting. But it's a bit inexcusable whenever it comes to big-budget productions starring known celebrities. This is why a lot of people can't help but sigh when they learn what a Miscreant is in Thunder Force.

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Miscreants are what the bad guys in 'Thunder Force' are called.

If you wanted to know what the definition of "miscreant" is, allow Google to enlighten you: "a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law." It can also be used as an adjective to describe similar behavior, like being married to a "miscreant spouse."

It's like calling the bad guys in a movie just that — bad guy.

But it's not just any criminal in the flick that's referred to as a Miscreant but specific people who abuse their powers for evil.

what are miscreants thunder force
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How did the bad guys in 'Thunder Force' get their powers?

The film states: "A massive pulse of interstellar cosmic rays struck the Earth and its population." These rays gave a portion of the earth's populace extra-human abilities that they then abused in order to benefit themselves, which is why Octavia Spencer's character, Emily, develops a superhero serum in order to get good-hearted people powers so they can combat the Miscreants who are making the world their own.

What was the primary filming location for 'Thunder Force'?

If you were watching the movie and began noticing that certain backdrops looked familiar, then you've probably spent a significant amount of time in Atlanta, Ga., which is where the movie was shot. According to Georgia.org, there are significant filming incentives in the state: 

"Georgia's Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia, either in a single production or on multiple projects."

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