The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Super (2011)

Super [Blu-ray]

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."

My Take:
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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