I love weird movies and this is one of the more weird titles on my shelf.
Super is Kick ass's younger, less good looking, but far more sensitive younger brother and is all the better for it.
I don't like the office.
sorry I just don't - but that is not to say that I don't hold Rainn “i'm very very goofy but deeply sincere” Wilson in very high regard.
(If you haven't seen 'the Rocker' you need to it's filled to the brim with honest laughs - also Christina Applegate)
But enough of that you came here for
a Super review
- so lets soup dis ting! up up and away!
or should that be cinder blocks away?
Compelling, very gritty and graphic in all the right ways - despite the odd bits. It's an interesting collection of things I hadn't seen done before in a hero movie.
I doubt we'ill ever see them done again.
Not that they were badly done (vfx wise) just too dang strange for my tastes.
Waaay too strange.
No further comment.
For what the movie is it packs a tremendous amount of heart in between some well placed chuckles.
I had no idea before I wrote this review but the writer James Gunn is the same madman who wrote and directed Guardians of the Galaxy and wrote the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead.
I know right?! Wierd!
Tentacle. That is all.
It was too much.
"SHUT UP CRIME!"
The bare bones of any super hero story is a silent contract with the audience that they suspend their disbelief. Normally that's because the film makers want you to pretend that a man (or woman if you want to quibble about terms) can fly, fold a car in half with their bare hands or even dare I say it
- set the digital clock on the VCR recorder.
Super asks for very little suspension.
It is despite what the opening animated sequence (below) may lead you to believe, very realistic.
It's a super hero movie with all the soul of a true hero but none of the abilities or know how.
Frank, a local fry cook,is married to Sarah - played
by Liv “ill never forget watching you in One Night at McCools” Tyler.
But as one might imagine, the life of a short order cook who shares his bed with a hot, ex-drug addict wife it is not all waffles and ice-cream. Sarah starts to become secretive, she makes new friends, she shys away from Frank's romantic advances. Until she disappears into the arms of local Drug Lord Jacques
(played by Kevin “three patties, double cheese and” Bacon)
Frank refuses to resign himself to defeat and following a “Divine” vision, he dons a costume becoming the masked vigilante known to the public as the Crimson Bolt.
His quest is simple; to bash drug dealers, kick the snot out of pedophiles, right the bottomless wrongs of social injustice and of course rescue his wife.
We get a REALLY strange cameo from
Nathan 'you can't help but like me goshdarn it' Fillion as the Holy Avenger.
Highlights include but are not limited to:
Also in other news, I think I may have found my costume for Comicon.
so - Ha!