• BendePapi

    ★★★ Watched by BendePapi 22 Nov, 2014

    Az örök lúzer Frank (Rainn Wilson) megtudja, hogy ex-felesége életét (Liv Tyler) egy drogdíler (Kevin Bacon) tartja a markában, úgy dönt, ideje móresre tanítani a figurát. Magára ölti hát saját készítésű szuperhős ruháját, és villáskulccsal felfegyverkezve és egy hibbant képregénybolt eladóval, Boltie-val (Ellen Page) az oldalán elindul, hogy szembeszálljon a bűnözéssel.

    A szabályok egyszerűek: ne bántsd a gyerekeket, ne tolakodj a sorban, ne törj fel autókat és ne lépd át a törvény vonalát, különben 'Crimson Bolt' haragjával (Frank superhősével) kell szembenézned!

    Kicsit a Kick-Ass filmre hajaz, de jóval az alatt van.

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  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★★★ Watched by Jakub Flasz 23 Nov, 2014

    "Taxi Driver" of the Marvel Generation...

    I wasn't quite sure I liked the Zombieland/Scott Pilgrim aesthetic, but in the end I was won over by how the story comes together. Still, it's very much a first film and I could do without some of the fast cuts, cutesy handheld takes and the Rob Zombie-esque approach to dialogue. James Gunn surely needs to hone his directorial skills still, because it's not 1965 any longer and having the actors shout their lines…

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  • Liam Underwood

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Liam Underwood 21 Nov, 2014

    Super is everything I wanted Kick-Ass (2010) to be.

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 23 May, 2011

    I don't get where the humour is to be found in this, but it's just too plain garish and campy to take with any level of seriousness. The extreme violence is as incredibly cheap looking as the 1960s Batman style "Pows" and "Zaps" that adorn it, seemingly rendered on what look to be Amiga computers, and the sad portrayal of drug addiction (courtesy of Liv Tyler) sits at odds with the rest of the picture. I love Rainn Wilson in…

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  • SidneyLumetSuxx

    Watched by SidneyLumetSuxx 13 Nov, 2014 7

    This makes everyone involved look so unbelievably stupid.

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  • frotnegor

    ★★★★ Added by frotnegor

    Der etwas andere Superhelden Film mit einer (wie immer) herrausragenden Ellen Page.
    Hat mir sehr gefallen.

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  • Bevacqua

    ★★ Watched by Bevacqua 09 Nov, 2014

    At first glance it appears that Super confuses emotionally crippled lives and violent mental illness for super-heroism. But then again maybe it's all a satire? Maybe James Gunn is taking the super hero movie to it's logical (illogical?) conclusion and is showing us the real dangers of unchecked vigilantes at the everyday level, shrunk down from the godlike stature of say The Watchmen or The Brat Pack.
    - Oh, wait, everything turns out "ok" in the end, our "heroes" are…

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  • Kymberlie McGuire

    ★★★½ Watched by Kymberlie McGuire 24 Aug, 2014

    Kind of a WTF movie with lots of uneveness. I wasn't sure I even liked it up until the very end and then I was like "Oh, yeah. This was good," (without saying anything spoilery about why).

    I love Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. This also made me think about how fucking brutal it would be to get hit by a wrench. (Spoiler alert: It's really fucking brutal.) Also: Holy hell, is this movie violent. You should probably have someone hug you after its over.

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  • ezzendy

    ★★★★ Watched by ezzendy 31 Oct, 2014

    Like Kick Ass with consequences.

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  • Jacob Gehman

    ★★★★★ Added by Jacob Gehman

    Super is a normal premise these days--common man decides to turn superhero. However, James Gunn takes the premise into the absurd--utilizing dark, violent comedy in a way that would make Robert Rodriguez proud.

    Ellen Page starts off the endearing sort of character we're familiar with from Juno and Hard Candy, before going completely Ritalin-psycho with it. It's rather refreshing to see her in such a no-holds barred role. Rainn Wilson is not the most versatile actor ever, but he is…

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  • barcalounger

    ★★★½ Watched by barcalounger 05 Oct, 2014

    Have you ever seen somebody cut in line and wanted to brain them with a pipe wrench? Eaten eggs with Kevin Bacon (there's an eggs and bacon joke in there somewhere)? Spoken directly to god and his holy answer to your problems included becoming a super hero?

    Funny, disturbing, unexpectedly realistic in it's violence. The tone is all over the place, but somehow it still works. Ellen Page is great.

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  • Jonathan Wright

    ★★ Watched by Jonathan Wright 05 Oct, 2014

    Watching the first 20 minutes of Super is not fun, in the traditional sense. Almost every joke falls flat, the excessive violence is not shocking, just unwanted, and one forgets why they once thought Rainn Wilson was a genuinely funny guy. It is only after this, once Ellen Page enters the film as a comic-book nerd and bloodthirsty fangirl do things get interesting. Page's energy is electric, and she throws herself into the role that it is almost embarrassing, almost…

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