Super was fantastic. Everyone should really watch it if they can get the chance. It follows Rainn Wilson as Frank D’arbo as he makes a drastic decision to become a superhero to save the woman he loves. It’s like Kick-ass but with a ridiculous amount of blood and some incredible absurdist moments.
For a film like this, a longer review isn’t as necessary. The film is directed by James Gunn, whose 2006 film Slither also went under the radar as a comedic horror film that relied heavily on stepping over the careful line between those two distinct film styles. When Meg and I saw it when it first came to DVD, we weren’t overly impressed largely due to the confusion of how it was supposed to stand - was it a comedy? Was it just a horrible, cheesy horror film? We dismissed it and never thought about it again.
When I started listening to the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick, he had an entire hour-long episode devoted to James Gunn, praising him for his work. Generally I appreciate the type of comedy that the people at that Podcast recommend, so I knew I had to give James Gunn another chance. I saw Super and it was awesome. It’s just a fun film; light-hearted but also containing some seriousness in its storyline. I just wish that it could have gotten much more notoriety - I don’t think it came to a theatre “near me” at all, and if it did it wasn’t advertised.
Check this film out. It comes out on DVD and Blu-ray August 9th and I’ll be picking it up.
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