I saw this quirky and fun film at Fantasia Film Festival, which played to a sold out audience. I loved this fresh yet retro take on the heroe genre. It is a hero movie for this generation of Dr. Phil type of pop psychology/reality TV. The costumes and special effects had a retro feel to them, the sort of thing you saw on the Batman series that I see on retro stations.The scene with the hero kvetching about his love life in the Hampton's café was hilarious. The way the plot dealt with the heros love life dilemma.. was such a fitting movie for our times..the costumes and dialogue were so <more>
unique and you never knew what would happen...unlike most hero films that rely so heavily on special effects,and shallow dialogue..this dialogue was so witty and funny..The funny special effects were made to obviously add to the campy feel of the movie,which the audience found hilarious.highly recommend this as an alternative to the cookie cutter hero movies out there. I also really enjoyed the perky and Danny Elfman like soundtrack by Sean Lennon..would love to see this movie parlayed into a TV series.If you are looking for a movie that is a fresh take on the whole super hero genre with a lot of original dialogue then this film is for you. i actually hope jordan galland makes a sequel to this!
Bottle Rocket in Hampton Bays ... with Superheroes (by matthew-bonness)
It's a lot like Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, only set in the northeast, with down-and-out superheroes and less than super powers. Not-so-superhero Fridge clings to his super identity even though the world has moved beyond him and his ilk. He and fellow traveler C-Thru are temporarily holed-up at a Hampton Bays inn, tasked with nothing less than reviving the fortunes of the underfunded SuperCorp superheroes collective. But Fridge is more concerned with his relationship problems and the charming desk clerk. The whole thing is winningly underplayed and sincere. It could almost work as a <more>
Funny, clever, low budget entertainment on the superhero theme (by perkypops)
It's a bit strange to have a superhero film with sharp dialogue, few set pieces, and a lot of innovative comedy based around what could happen when superheroes lose their mojo. The plot focuses on two out of fashion superheroes battling against disillusion, depression, and rejection. It looks and feels like these guys have been shunted off to a workfare programme and it is starting to grate.With some great energy from the cast, some very sharp dialogue which can be surprisingly easy to miss watch it a second time perhaps and some bizarre situations, the eighty minutes passes quite <more>
quickly. It isn't achingly funny like some but it is good enough to feel this outfit have a lot to offer the cinema circuit.Eight out of ten because it does all the important things really well.