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    Super (James Gunn, 2011)

    a thread for this movie because I'm still in love with Ellen Page. And because Nathan Fillion is totally awesome.



    Plot: 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.
    This panel is also equally awesome.

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    trailer

    Looks like Kick Ass.

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    Subverting the comic book genre has just become as trite as the actual thing.

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    It kind of looks like the reverse Dr.Horrible, without the singing.

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    I loooooooooooved Kickass and this looks highly amusing too.
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    I feel as though I am having Deja Suck.

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    No, this doesn't look like Kick-Ass. This looks like the movie Kick-Ass should have been.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Also, that trailer makes it look more lighthearted than what I think the actual tone is. One clip I saw is Rainn Wilson standing in line for tickets when a guy spots a friend at the front of the line and joins her. Wilson changes into the Crimson Bolt, smacks the guy in the head with his wrench, leaving him writhing with a bloody head, and Crimson Bolt goes, "Don't cut in line!"

    So it seems like the movie's going to go to a pretty dark place, more about a mentally unbalanced guy thinking he's doing the right thing than about a regular Joe trying to be a superhero. Less Kick-Ass, more Observe & Report.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    No, this doesn't look like Kick-Ass. This looks like the movie Kick-Ass should have been.
    That's impossible because according to me, Kickass is awesome!
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    No, this doesn't look like Kick-Ass. This looks like the movie Kick-Ass should have been.
    I'm glad you said it first.

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Less Kick-Ass, more Observe & Report.
    That doesn't make it sound any better.
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    Just watched the trailer and I still hate Rainn Wilson. Looks bland. I wanna have sex with Ellen Page. Needs more Nathan Fillion.
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    WTF guys? This movie looks friggin' awesome.
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    WTF guys? This movie looks friggin' awesome.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    No, this doesn't look like Kick-Ass. This looks like the movie Kick-Ass should have been.
    That is exactly what I said after I saw the film. It's what Kick-Ass should have been.


    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    So it seems like the movie's going to go to a pretty dark place, more about a mentally unbalanced guy thinking he's doing the right thing than about a regular Joe trying to be a superhero. Less Kick-Ass, more Observe & Report.
    And, yes, that's pretty much the tone of the film. Rainn Wilson's character is severely unstable, delusion, and is influenced not so much by comic books in general in the film, but rather the religious Christian programming he watches on television (which features a Christian superhero of sorts helping children battle Satan). His inspiration to fight crime occurs when he is literally touched by the finger of God during a hallucination/dream.
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    Quote Quoting Stay Puft (view post)
    And, yes, that's pretty much the tone of the film. Rainn Wilson's character is severely unstable, delusion, and is influenced not so much by comic books in general in the film, but rather the religious Christian programming he watches on television (which features a Christian superhero of sorts helping children battle Satan). His inspiration to fight crime occurs when he is literally touched by the finger of God during a hallucination/dream.
    You sold me on it.
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    No, this doesn't look like Kick-Ass. This looks like the movie Kick-Ass should have been.
    Although I liked Kick-Ass, I agree. A story like this could really go places with a darker tone and sense of humor. I was entertained by Kick-Ass but found most of its humor to be uninspired.

    I liked the trailer and it made me laugh, even if it made the movie look lighter than it really is. I was interested before but now I'll definitely check it out.
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    Yeah, hearing it starred Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page initially put an image in my head of the dreadful opening scenes of Juno between them speaking indie quirk (white pop-culture jive) back and forth, just with them wearing superhero costumes.

    But NOW, between that trailer, Stay Puft's thoughts having actually seen the movie, and letting it sink in that James Gunn is behind it, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

    I'd go Observe and Report > Kick-Ass any day.
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    I'm game. Slither was pretty damn good, and comparisons to Observe & Report are enough to get my interest up.

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    James Gunn = me interested.
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    Quote Quoting Stay Puft (view post)
    That is exactly what I said after I saw the film. It's what Kick-Ass should have been.
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    I really want to see this. It looks quite funny, and like it could have an intelligent edge to it.

    James Gunn writes very funny, clever stuff.

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    As much as I do like most of what I've seen of James Gunn's stuff, are we all going to conveniently forget that two of his only film writing credits to date are BOTH of the Scooby-Doo movies from the early aughts?

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