I’m watching Super (2010) (for the very first time) for two reasons:

  • Super is written and directed by James Gunn.
  • Super has a (sort of) loose connection to Brightburn – the James Gunn produced horror movie I watched earlier today.

For these two reasons I thought it was the right time to watch this movie.

I should now add that I know very little about Super other than what I’ve stated above. So, this could be a good movie, it could be a bad movie – I honestly have no idea.

What I do know, is that I am going to offer up my thoughts momentarily.

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*Clicks play*

Initial observations:

  • Sean Gunn
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Michael Rooker
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Nathan Fillion

This movie has a great cast!

Oh, and Liv Tyler is here too. Still, a great cast.

Ellen Page is also in this film. I like Ellen Page.

Image: ©IFC Films

Additional observations:

Is James Gunn in this movie, dressed up as a demon?

*Checks time*

OK, so I’ve gone 45 minutes into this movie and… I’m bored. Not gonna lie, this is not my favourite James Gunn movie.

*Continues with movie*

So, the premise of this film is that an average Joe has become a super hero (and I use the term ‘hero’ very loosely). He has teamed up with a savage Ellen Page and is dispensing rather violent justice.

*Cough*

Kick-Ass

*Cough*

OK, so this film isn’t Kick-Ass, but there are shades of it.

Image: ©IFC Films

I’m not sure if it’s the tone of this film or it’s just me, but this feels like a chore to watch. This is certainly no Guardians of the Galaxy.

*Continues with the movie*

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A male rape scene and Liv Tyler’s face materialising in puke – yep, this film is definitely not for me.

*Clicks stop*

Conclusion:

Tonally all over the place, and with some scenes that are a bit extreme (for my taste anyway), there’s little to enjoy about Super. There are brief flashes of good ideas, and as noted above the film veers towards Kick-Ass territory, but sadly it misses the mark at pretty much every opportunity.

Not a fan. Not a fan at all.

Having watched Super I can now safely say I will never watch it again.

Image: ©IFC Films

If you happen to like Super, and you feel I am missing the point/good stuff in this film, then feel free to let me know in the comments section. I am aware that Super has a cult following, but it did nothing for me.

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