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157. Super

Published August 9, 2011

Fast Facts

Title: Super Director: James Gunn Year: 2010 Run time: 1hr 36

Background Info

I had never heard of this one, until Mr C played the trailer and suggested we should watch it, and then I saw Lukeh’s review, saying it was not in the cinema for very long, which may be why I hadn’t heard of it. I’m also not aware of Rainn Wilson’s work, although I’m something of a fan of Ellen Page.

Live Blog

1:11 - Is that Liv Tyler? 1:31 - Oooh, Tip-Ex to the rescue. 3:11 - I want an egg cooking gift. 5:45 - These are long credits. Was that the end of the film? 9:35 - That’s Sam from ER. I am far too excited to see her. 14:59 - Blimey. We’re veering from amusing to heartwrenching here. 21:45 - “All it takes to be a superhero, is the choice to fight evil.” 23:58 - I don’t suppose superheroes are allowed to litter. 27:37 - I don’t think you’re allowed to just whack people over the head with a wrench. Even if you are trying to be a superhero. 28:44 - “Shut up, crime!” is a great catchphrase though. 36:07 - If I tried to be a superhero, I’d get caught out in the lying too. 43:35 - Give me a sign is such a catch all because you can take anything as a sign, really. 46:21 - Hehehe, he picked him up on his double negative. 51:36 - How do you drive a car with a shot leg? 56:52 - She does look twelve. 1:02:55 - She’s completely mental! 1:05:09 - “That’s what happens between the panels.” 1:12:17 - He gave her claws like Wolverine just like she wanted. 1:16:50 - Oooh, that’s a turn up for the books. No sequel for her then! 1:19:19 - The “rage makes people invincible” thing is curious. Does that happen in real life? 1:23:42 - I love that he didn’t leave her behind.

Conclusions

I’m a bit torn on this one because when it was good, it was very, very good. Unfortunately the film was very up and down and there were some bits where I was wondering what on earth we had started watching. The beginning, in particular, is very drawn out, and quite heavy on the religion - even though faith doesn’t really seem to play much of a part in the story itself. The end is worth it, and although it is a little bit graphic in some of the bloody details, there’s still plenty of humanity behind what is going on.

Rating: 2/5

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