Director: James Gunn Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker
Certificate: 18 Running Time: 96 Minutes
Tagline: "Shut up, crime!"
Of all the many recent superhero film, Kick-Ass was probably the one that offered the most thrills and laughs. Its success could be attributed to several things but for me, its greatest appeal was how it managed a fresh approach to a genre that was fast becoming a little stagnant. It doesn't take a genius to see the appeal of the whole 'normal person with no superpowers becoming a superhero' thing but that's not a luxury that Super has. Contrary to the beliefs of some, it's not a rip-off of Kick-Ass - the two projects were developed at about the same time - it was just unfortunate enough to be beaten to the punch, so to speak, by Matthew Vaughn's film. So, without the luxury of freshness and originality, can this different take on the subject have the same impact? And that's even assuming it's any good!
|"If you touch my car one more time..."|
|Crime has a new enemy - The Crimson Bolt!|
|Now that's an 'interesting' costume...|
|Tooling up to fight the good fight...|
|Unleashing the wrath of the Crimson Bolt...|
RKS Score: 7/10