In Netflix’s latest splashy action movie, Project Power, superpowers work in a pretty straightforward way: You take a Power pill, which is circulated as an illegal street drug, and it activates whatever particular ability lies latent in your genes—but only for five minutes.
The powers themselves are derived from traits found in the animal kingdom, and a lot of them are fairly intuitive. One criminal has the chameleonic ability to blend into his surroundings, which he uses to rob a bank. Luckily, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s cop character Frank is on the case, and he gets five minutes of bullet-proof invulnerability when he pops a pill. Other Power users burst into flames, gain super strength, or are imbued with Mister Fantastic-style flexibility. But some of the powers s