Thursday, October 21, 2010


There's a fine line between a movie like Batman where the Dark Knight pummels everything in sight, and Kick-Ass where a little girl takes out the bad guys with ninja like skill and CGI arterial spray. Then there's James Gunn's SUPER, which runs awkwardly into the room past both films and bludgeons you with a staple gun for jaywalking. Take a look, but be warned...this ain't X-Men United...

Frank (Rainn Wilson) is an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Kevin Bacon). What Frank lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Ellen Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into “Boltie”, Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down. From the surprising imagination of writer-director James Gunn (Slither) comes Bolt and Boltie, a crazed crime fighting duo for the XBox generation. They’re here to save the day, or at least to beat you up.

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