• Cinemaddict

    Watched by Cinemaddict 15 Dec, 2014 2

    This is what I would use to demonstrate to someone what I think a completely tone deaf movie looks like. Super begins as a film that is firmly grounded in reality, and it actually succeeds at making us feel painfully sorry for the main character.

    He has lived a life of obscurity due to his plain looks and shy demeanor, and flashbacks show us some particularly agonizing moments that dotted the way to where he is now. Yes, he did…

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  • Phil Sternwise

    Added by Phil Sternwise

    There's no end to this crap now. It just gets worse and worse when some rich boy in Hollywood says, "I got a great idea for a superhero movie, it'll be soooooo relevant." Fuck you, hipster.

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  • Scott D'Agostino

    ★★★½ Watched by Scott D'Agostino 11 Dec, 2014

    Super dark parody of super hero movies. It might be a little too dark at times, but great lead performances from Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page make sure the film isn't totally unpleasant. Also, it's got Kevin Bacon as the villain which is never not an awesome casting choice. He almost made R.I.P.D. not completely awful.

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  • Adam Theeye Pittman

    Added by Adam Theeye Pittman

    My review -- this film is now on DVD and it made a minus of roughly speaking $2 million. Heavy warning the opening credits have very colourful and quick moving imagery, this imagery gets used consistently throughout [18 certificate,] but I digress the storyline/contents well as viewers we meet our lead role Frank Darbo as he tells us more about himself and how quickly his life disintegrates in front of us but you will have to watch this film to…

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  • ChasingTheDawn

    ★★★½ Added by ChasingTheDawn

    Solid movie. Appears shallow but more than meets the eye.

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  • Ani Biswas

    ★★★★ Added by Ani Biswas

    Someone recently told me this was the closest anyone was going to get to a remake of Taxi Driver, and that's pretty spot on. Super revels in unease, going to the worst possible extremes to illustrate how having sociopathic tendencies kind of goes hand in hand with the popular notion of being a vigilante crime-fighter. It plays all of its absurdities completely straight, and its aggressive tonal shifts work completely in its favor.....

    until the ending. James Gunn tries to…

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  • VeZius

    ★★★★★ Watched by VeZius 27 Oct, 2014

    Holy Avenger this movie is awesome! I was fearing this would be a cheap Kick-Ass knock-off, but I'm so glad I was wrong. This is an equal if not even better in comparison.

    This is one of those brilliant movies like Cabin in the Woods - it's not what you expect it to be, in a good way.

    I don't want to say anything more, just see it already!

    Shut up crime!

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  • Pube

    ★★★½ Added by Pube

    I never gave this the proper chance it deserves since it came out so quickly after 2009's Defendor and right around when Kick-Ass came out. After a second viewing, it is much better than it's contemporaries.

    The dark comedy is funny and the drama doesn't seemed forced. Writer/Director James Gunn does a good job. Also, Dwight is no leading man, but he is perfect in this. And, Kevin Bacon is a pretty awesome "villain".

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  • Ramón Calderón

    Watched by Ramón Calderón 20 Nov, 2014

    A bizarre mix of black comedy and drama which intentions are not completely clear to me. The tone of the film sits on the verge of those genres and drifts between the two all the time. I'm not sure what to think of it other than it's a disturbing movie. The cast is spot on, though: Rainn Wilson delivers a very convincing performance of this tormented and mentally disturbed character, and Ellen Page has never been funnier.

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  • Steen

    ★★★ Watched by Steen 26 Nov, 2014

    What happens if a guy decides to use superhero methods in "real life" basing his actions on superhero morality and thinking? You get a maniac on an extremely violent killing spree and an equally violent movie.

    The premise of the film is interesting and fun, but the execution could have been better.

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  • 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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