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After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt a superhero with the best intentions though he lacks for heroic skills.from£3.20 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play When Frank&39;s ex-junkie wife Sarah leaves him for the arms of sleazy drug-dealer Jacques he is touched by the finger of God and decides to take the law into his own hands becoming his own crime fighting superhero &39;The Crimson Bolt&39; What Frank lacks in superpowers he makes up for with his trusty wrench in his one-man war on petty criminals Powers or not every superhero needs a sidekick! Enter Libby a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store Transforming into &39;Boltie&39; Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down in his quest to win back his wife From the warped imagination of writer-director James Gunn comes Bolt and Boltie a crazed crime fighting duo here to save the day or at least to beat you up! Actors Rainn Wilson Ellen Page Liv Tyler Kevin Bacon Michael Rooker Andre Royo Sean Gunn Stephen Blackehart Don Mac Linda Cardellini Nathan Fillion Gerardo Davila Grant Goodman Paul T Taylor & Connor Day Director James Gunn Certificate 18 years and over Year 2010 Screen Widescreen Languages English Duration 1 hour and 36 minutes (approx)
Lo-tech crime fighter 'The Crimson Bolt' takes to the streets to clean up the city in this dark comedy from director James Gunn. Mild-mannered Frank D'Arbo (Rainn Wilson) decides to enter the world of crime fighting superheroes when his wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), leaves him for local drug dealer Jacques (Kevin Bacon). Believing his wife will come back to him if he can only defeat Jacques and the rest of the city's lowlife, Frank morphs into The Crimson Bolt, complete with handmade costume and trusty pipe-wrench. But just when Frank's entirely human exploits seem to be running out of steam, the unforeseen arrival of comic shop assistant Libby (Ellen Page), in the guise of sidekick 'Boltie', helps save the day.
Average Rating for Super (DVD) - 3 out of 5
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Super (DVD)Tom Finney
I'd heard a lot about this film before it was released and there seemed to be a lot of buzz around it...however i dont really think Super has lived up to its hype, or it's name. Described by Reeling News as as 'Far better than Kick-Ass', i think this is a massive overstatement!
It does seem unfair that it comes out after such a successful film as Kick-Ass with a very similiar premesis and i wondered if it had faired better had it come out before Kick-Ass.
Anyway... I think the films pace was what i wasnt a huge fan of and again the curse of the trailer has struck again and the films seems to be a lot less funny than its set up to be. That said it hosts great performances from Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page who you really root for and believe in. It has a nice soundtrack and it's great that it doesnt shy away from the violence and in some ways does feel a lot more realistic and violent compared to Kick-Ass.
Overall i think Super is an entertaining film that does strike a few unsuspecting surprises, but it's so hard not to compare it to Kick-Ass that is comes in as an average film, although far better than most Hollywood product. I loved James Gunn's Slither and think that Super doesn't quite live up to the comedic tone, although it does almost reach it but sometimes seems a little forced.
Deffintley worth a watch but don't be too surprised if you're not taken with it.
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