In this edition of The Forgotten, Steve Parkes (Cinema Cope) explains why Super (James Gunn, 2010), an underrated super hero movie of sorts (which was dwarfed by bigger films released around the same time) is worth a watch. Thanks for sharing this film with us Steve. [Ed]
Around 2009/10 at least four Superhero-as-vigilante films came out, including the completely forgotten Defendor (with Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings), and the most successful of them, Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, based on the Mark Millar comic book series.
I enjoyed Kick-Ass, but the best of these movies is the nearly forgotten Super. If Super is on some people’s radar at all at the moment, that’s probably because it gets the occasional mention in articles about its writer/director, James Gunn. Gunn is getting a lot of attention at the moment thanks to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Prior to Guardians, he had only directed Super, and the 80s-set horror-comedy Slither.
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