Written March 07, 2011
I just watched this at the US release. It's awsome. Not for kids, the squeamish or uptight. It's bloody and violent, but it is Important to the plot. It Isn't like the other movies people will compare it too. It's more true to humanity. I don't know if others will see it that way, but it has a real good underlying plot that, for lack of better words, raises questions. I can't wait for it to come out for real so i can watch it again.
Written March 18, 2011
Do not think this movie is just another Kick-***. Yes, it's an underdog, Joe Schmoe donning a homemade superhero outfit and fighting crime movie, but Super is way darker and way weirder (tentacle porn, 'nuff said). Ellen Page also gives us another spirited expletive-filled performace while Rainn Wilson, for the most part, is pretty good. His acting does become a bit schtick-y in certain parts. The story in itself is pretty pedestrain, so the chemistry between Wilson and Page (sounds like a 70s rock duo) are what's going to make or break this movie for you. I didn't like the ending though as it made the previous 94 minutes that I watched pretty much pointless and the beat-down of Zach Gilford (aka Matthew Saracen from Friday Night Lights) seemed a bit unneccessary. But then, like I said, Super is way darker and weirder than Kick-***.
Written April 08, 2011
When I heard about Super I thought that, even after Watchmen and Kick-A**, there might be more mileage left in the normal-person-dons-costume-fights-crime theme. The trailer made it look weirder and funnier, and the first reviews confirmed that. When I found out that Ellen Page plays the side-kick my mind was made up. After months wondering when it opens, I asked Google yesterday and found out it’s out in limited release with no wide release coming. Fortunately, it’s playing somewhere not too far from home, so I went. It's terrific. It definitely takes a different angle than its earlier cousins: both the pathetic middle aged guy and the cute, goofy, hyper, psycho side-kick (Ellen is all I hoped) are fresh and funny; the personal transformation is different; and the action style is different as well. The gore and the one sex scene are not for kids. It does have its flaws. Four particular things should have been explored more. It’s too short. But all in all, I’d give it 7.5 out of 10.