Sunday, 7 August 2011

People look stupid when they cry.

Super (2010)
Chosen by Andrew who had this to say: 'Nathan Fillion cameos as a Christian superhero called The Holy Avenger. Need I say more? If I have to I would say it is a good yet twisted comedy about a man who snaps and becomes a costumed vigilante. Rainn Wilson, who is one of the best things about the American Office, portrays a darker version of the Dwight Schrute character. Also Ellen Page is such a cute psychopath and steals the film. The rest of the cast is also great, from Kevin Bacon playing yet another villain to Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks) and Andre Royo (Bubbles from The Wire) playing bit roles. The only weak point is the ending which reminds me of Taxi Driver.

It's hard to call this a comedy, though it is at times very funny. It's more a dark portrait of a man having a psychotic breakdown. It treads similar ground to the better known Kick-Ass but is a far greater film, more personal and pointed, with an absolutely amazing performance from Ellen Page (seemingly combining her roles from Hard Candy and X-Men: The Last Stand).
Fillion is funny in a small recurring bit and Troma boss Lloyd Kaufmann can be seen in the background of a scene.

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