• sarah

    ★★★ Watched by sarah 02 May, 2016

    surprisingly bleak and gory

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  • Arielrocks5

    ★★★★½ Watched by Arielrocks5 02 May, 2016 18

    What on paper might be seen as simply a lower budget "Kick-Ass" knock off, turns out to be a surprisingly thoughtful deconstruction of the type of "Call To Action" Superhero flick you'd expect it to be.

    This isn't "Kick-Ass" where the main characters are really heroes who stop a big bad guy during the climax, this is a guy who simply lost his wife and wants to find some meaning in his life by way of beating up criminals with…

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  • Zuul

    ★★★½ Watched by Zuul 01 May, 2016

    May Scavenger Hunt | Film #10, Task #17
    A superhero film not based on any Marvel or DC characters
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    I never heard of this film until I needed a non DC/Marvel superhero for this scavenger hunt. I read a few reviews and it looked alright. They said Ellen Page would be annoying, and I didn't believe that.

    The film sort of starts with Kevin Bacon eating eggs. Eggs and Bacon, good start, right? Jacques (Kevin Bacon) is a criminal…

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  • S. B. Prime

    Watched by S. B. Prime 29 Apr, 2016

    I don't actually have anything to write about this largely miserable story of a sociopath disguised as a quirky indie comedy. There is no joy here. Only sadness. And without offering any opportunity for the characters or the audience to process its excess of violence (or show that violence has consequence), it winds up in the same regrettable and revolting territory as INTO THE NIGHT (1985).

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  • Louie Velez

    ★★ Watched by Louie Velez 29 Apr, 2016

    I didn't like it.

    There was a bunch of stuff I did like in it (the over-the-top gore, animation and most of Ellen Page).

    The movie felt so half-baked and rushed. Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, Liv Tyler and Andre Royo do just about nothing. This was totally Rainn Wilson's movie and it didn't work for me.

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  • Andrew Milito

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andrew Milito 27 Apr, 2016 2

    James Gunn really seems to understand genres and how to pay homage to them. Sandwiched in between campy horror B movie Slither and sci-fi/fantasy space opera Guardians of the Galaxy is Super, in which Gunn tackles the comic book superhero genre with a dark sense of humor. The result is a balls-to-the-wall insane action flick with a surprising amount of heart. The tone might be all over the place, but the film manages to pack a lot of impact into…

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  • mtorpey

    ★★★ Watched by mtorpey 25 Apr, 2016

    Quirky comedy, very funny. Randomly gets very serious, which works about half the time.

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  • Marcelo Cypreste

    ★★½ Watched by Marcelo Cypreste 24 Apr, 2016

    Fun.
    Twisted.
    Pointless.
    Better than I expected, though.

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  • Zirkzank Xyphrolenmir

    ★★½ Watched by Zirkzank Xyphrolenmir 23 Apr, 2016

    Dwight's power is being a super-cuck.

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  • red

    ★½ Rewatched by red 22 Apr, 2016

    Watching a movie to see whether or not you still hate it is a perfectly reasonable plan for a Friday night, right?

    I watched Super in 2011. I was excited. Ellen Page in a superhero film? I didn't even consider that it would be less than perfection. And now, since my first viewing, I've seen The Office fifteen hundred times and seeing Basically Dwight Schrute put on a homemade costume and fight crime must be a game changer, right?

    Nope.…

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  • Steven Millan

    ★★★½ Watched by Steven Millan 21 Apr, 2016

    Many people of recent years have been constantly yapping about how both KICKASS and DEADPOOL are both the quintessential R-rated superhero film when in fact the likes of BLADE,THE PUNISHER,and James Gunn's follow-up to his fun and splattery directorial debut SLITHER beat both of those overrated films to the (literal) punch,with this film featuring Rainn Wilson(THE ROCKER,HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) as a nerdy eaterie cook who loses his wife(Liv Tyler) to a suave,swarmy drug dealer(Kevin Bacon) who transforms her into…

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★½ Watched by Ben Lott 13 Apr, 2016

    This strange film is about a mild-mannered guy who decides to become a real-life super hero. At times it really seems like Super is shooting for a realistic look at what would happen if someone in the real world tried to fight crime with a mask on, but then we see a strange sequence where God peels his scalp off or we see "Pow" and "Wam" on the screen like the classic Batman TV show. Sometimes I was cracking up…

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