Director: James Gunn
Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Live Tyler, Kevin Bacon
An average guy loses his wife to the local drug kingpin. He tries to save her and clean up the streets by transforming himself into a superhero called "The Crimson Bolt."
You may think this is a strange film to review for a horror blog. However dark comedies are a cousin to horror. Plus there's enough splatter to appease gore hounds. I love that James Gunn is essentially still making Troma style movies only with a bigger budget.
The movie is terrific. Laugh out loud funny one moment, then uncomfortably funny the next, to downright sad at times. Rainn Wilson cranks out tremendous performance as Frank, the every man just trying to live life and get the only person he cares about back. Ellen Page is a spitfire with her delusional character. And plenty of cameos abound. The final scene is pure poetry. This movie has the feel of a cult classic that will gain popularity as time passes.
My Rating: Instant Classic
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