Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Super: A Good One #110

I realize it's often unfair to say, "Hey, this movie has this person in it, and this subject matter, so therefore this specific set of things is going to happen in it, so naturally I will like it.". You should just try your best to start watching the movie with no baggage attached and judge it on its own merits. Sadly, it just doesn't work that way. I rented Super on pay-per-view, thinking that it has Rainn Wilson it it, and he'll be awkward in a superhero costume and many laughs will ensue. Sadly, it just doesn't work that way. The awkwardness is still there, and it's often brutal, but Super is a very grim, bleak and unsettling film about the consequences of vigilante heroism with all the blood that comes from yelling "Shut up, Crime!" and hitting villains with a wrench. It was well made, with lots of Biff! Bang! Pow! comic book style graphics, but I probably wouldn't watch it again, I didn't laugh that much, and had a seemingly tacked-on ending out of step with the rest of the film. Here's a trailer:

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