Shut up crime!
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"You’ve gotta forget about that bitch, she’s a fuckin’ whore," Frank (Rainn Wilson) is consoled after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler), a recovering addict, leaves him for jovial drug dealer Jacques (Kevin Bacon). Frank, however, cannot forget – after all, the day of his marriage to Sarah was one of only two perfect moments in a life of otherwise constant pain, humiliation and rejection. To Frank, Sarah is an angel who needs to be…
This movie has so much more heart than Kickass, the comparison isn't even fair. It's gritty where it needs to be and it's not afraid to let some parts play out realistically. Plus I have a crush on Ellen Page, even though her character was super irritating.
gets half a star more because ellen page is so cute
ellen page <3
The comparisons to Kick-Ass are inevitable. And while it’s better in many ways (stylish, animated, darkly hilarious),it’s also even more of a tonal mess. Could’ve been one of the greats, but the unintended immense ugliness hurts too much to make it more than fantastic hit-and-miss.
A wonderfully bleak yet uplifting film with an incredibly likable lead performance and some genuinely tender and touching moments. It manages to succeed where films such as Kick Ass fall short, displaying the consequences of being a hero in the real world and as such, many of the fight scenes have real consequences with our protagonist repeatedly needing medical attention. That he requires it makes him far more likable and believable and results in there being genuine stakes in play. Guardians of the Galaxy may be James Gunn's superhero movie but it is in Super where he displays his heart.
A significant test for my comfort levels. Uh. Well done but never watching it again.
Started out lighthearted and then I thought:
Oh wow ok
Oh god no
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
OH MY GOD SERIOUSLY?!?
Whoever recommended this to me is going to be in a lot of pain!
Like the idea of of an 'actually realistic' superheroes film as opposed to a 'realistic' superhero film like kickass but of course in the last act it gets unbelievable
Page's character was unfulfilling and she was overacting.
Like Mystery Men, Super satirizes super hero movies with a dark comedy about a bargain basement vigilante. It comes a decade later, but it was a decade chock full of super hero movies. Most super hero movies never question whether or not the moral values of a hero are magnanimous enough for the authorities and / or the public to condone his presence. But here's a movie that directly states that no - his values are selfish and more than…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Is this suposed to be a comedy? One would think it is by the way it's presented, but the story isn't comedic at all. and it doesn't really work as a dramatic comedy or an action film either. I'm pretty sure the director didn't know where he was going with this, the action isn't interesting enough to make it work as an action movie, and it's too dark/sad/violent to be a comedy (it's hard to laugh when the main character beats a guy to death with a wrench or when Ellen Page's face is blown off).
Kevin Bacon is the only thing that saves this movie.
Wow... this... is... so bad... Think Kick-Ass (the first one) but on the other end of the awesomeness spectrum. That completely raw approach gives it something vaguely unique, but not in a good way.
If you like "so bad that it's good" movies then give it a shot, you'll have fun. But if you don't, then you'll just bi grabbing your head every 5 minutes repeating all over again "What the... ??!?!??"