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21st March 2011 15:38  #1

OG_Mcdougal Member Join Date: September 2010 Location: United States Posts: 25
James Gunn & Rainn Wilson's film Super
Director James Gunn (Slither, Dawn of the Dead), Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) & Ellen Page have a new film coming out called Super. It screened successfully at Toronto. Not sure where it screened beyond TIFF. If anyone was fortunate enough to see the film, please share your thoughts. Note: this is a theatrical release, but since it's indie, there's a good chance it will hit the shelves/on-demand around the same time it gets screened. Maybe not though, we'll see. Looks great regardless...

Wilson plays a guy who is driven into a life of crime fighting after his wife has an affair with a "smooth talking" drug dealer named Jaques (Kevin Bacon). From what I have watched and read, that all basically amounts to Rain Wilson's character wearing a gross red costume and hitting people on the head with a wrench. Oh, and he calls himself The Crimson Bolt. Awesome! Ellen Page is also in the film. She plays Wilson's side kick whom he meets at a comic book shop. She's called Boltie (naturally). Really looking forward to seeing this movie.






You have to see this clip from the film. Pretty graphic, but hilarious:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SUPER/220426277804#!/video/video.php?v=1266158950498

12th May 2011 8:24  #2

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,132 Send a message via AIM to hogaburger Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
I watched it a couple weeks ago. It's good low budget fun. The limited production quality shows. The film goes into some awkward and hilarious territory. James Gunn has a very twisted sense of humor, and I love him for it. If you're a fan of Gunn's earlier work, as I am, you should love it.

A lot of critics seemed to fine the tone wildly uneven...well, it is. But the movie makes it clear very early on that its going to be all over the place, so it didn't bother me. This has a lot more in common with Taxi Driver than Kick-ass. Its demented and the main character is a very disturbed man. Boltie is even worse.

Also, I never thought of Rainn Wilson as a serious performer before this movie. Its mostly a dark comedy, but there are some very serious scenes where he rises to the occasion. He's very good in it.

Whew, okay. Rant over.

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