LOVEFiLM Review: Super (2011)

Frank Darbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jock, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jock’s car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jock’s gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comics store, becomes his sidekick, and it’s time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have?

It’s certainly on the extreme side of Kick-Ass and at the tame end of Griff The Invisible. Wasn’t expecting the violence as graphic but it reminded me of Hobo With A Shotgun. And with some of the comic graphics popping up, a little bit of Tank Girl.

I did enjoy it though and loved the ending. It’s brutal, funny and charming in a neat little package.

Also, Ellen Page is smoking in that costume!

2 Responses to “LOVEFiLM Review: Super (2011)”
  1. Slick Nick says:

    It was reasonably entertaining but very uneven in tone. Kick Ass did a far better job of balancing humour with ultra violence.

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