Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

Super

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> Super Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Super - 11/7/2011 2:31:19 PM   
Empire Admin

 

Posts: 29397
Joined: 29/6/2005
Post your comments on this article
Post #: 1
where is it? - 11/7/2011 2:31:19 PM   
boove


Posts: 1199
Joined: 30/9/2005
Empire mag and imdb both say this film was released on 8th July. As far as I can see it has not played at any cinemas near me. Did I miss something...?

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 2
RE: where is it? - 11/7/2011 8:53:22 PM   
film man aidy

 

Posts: 333
Joined: 8/3/2007
Don't worry about seeing it at the cinema. In what seems to be the shortest cinema to dvd window of all time, amazon lists this as coming out to buy on August 1st! The same applies to Hobo With a Shotgun, which is released on the same cinema and dvd dates.

(in reply to boove)
Post #: 3
RE: where is it? - 11/7/2011 9:25:18 PM   
fitnessfactor21

 

Posts: 1
Joined: 11/7/2011
I also found that odd. Isn't there usually time between the release in the movies and the DVD??

(in reply to film man aidy)
Post #: 4
RE: where is it? - 14/7/2011 8:58:26 AM   
jmebaby25

 

Posts: 272
Joined: 28/6/2006
From: Manchester
Stupidly, it only seems to be playing on about 9 cinemas nationwide

_____________________________

I make the world wide web a little prettier.
www.hoylandwebdesign.com

(in reply to fitnessfactor21)
Post #: 5
RE: where is it? - 1/8/2011 9:52:05 PM   
MartyW


Posts: 206
Joined: 3/1/2006
From: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Went into HMV today and to my suprise found both hobo with a shotgun and super on dvd in the new dvd sales section part. I too am flabbergasted as to how how quickly these films got released to buy after just a few weeks after coming out at the cinema (unfortunately not my local one which is bloody typical really)

(in reply to jmebaby25)
Post #: 6
What to say.........?! - 4/8/2011 9:04:15 AM   
guysalisbury

 

Posts: 210
Joined: 3/11/2005
I suppose this was always going to get compared to Kick-ass and I guess that's what I was expecting. Boy was I wrong. This started slowly with not that many laughs but the middle was brilliant, real laugh out loud stuff. Then it just got a bit fucked up. I never thought id be saying 'not one for the squeamish' but there are some pretty sick bits in this. I guess the best comparison would be a cross between Juno, Kick-ass and A History of Violence. I did enjoy this but cant really think of anyone that I would recommend it to. Rainn Wilson, in my opinion isn't quite ready for a part that big. Page is brilliant as always. Be interested to hear what other people think.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 7
Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamish, b... - 4/8/2011 6:58:33 PM   
lewisb548

 

Posts: 111
Joined: 24/2/2011
This film will no doubt be compared to Kick-Ass, despite the story being completely different, this was realesed a few weeks after the cinema release, so was Hobo with a shotgun, maybe DVDS are coming out quicker now? I'll try not to get my hopes up. I bought this yesterday to my mothers dismay, she seemed disaproving of me buying this due to the in-famous 18 rating, after watching this, I don't really blame her for being disaproving, this was a pretty disturbing film.
James Gunns script must have came from the darkest recesses of his mind, the storys kind of simple, Rainn Wilson or the "creepy guy from the office." is Frank a hot tempered overly loving husband of Liv Tyler who leaves him for hot head drug lord Kevin Bacon who despite being the villain of the film is hillarious whenever he's in a scene. Frank during an unneccesary tentacle finger brain scene is touched by the finger of god and he becomes the crimson bolt a crime fighter, who beats his criminal victims to a pulp with a monkey wrench, the shocking thing is how much us the viewers come to dislike Frank as a character, because he shoots a fairly innocent man, nearly chops a mans head in half cause he skipped in a queue and tries to kill Bacon even after he produces a very deep spiritual ultimatum about Franks new found anger. Now Ellen Page deserves some mention as the physcotic crazy-ish Libby who becomes Franks side kick, Boltie to his Crimson Bolt, and Robin to his Batman. There are a few un-necessary scenes and some disturbing violence and a shocking few death scenes near the end, literally made my heart stop.
I recommend this to those who dont mind disturbing films or gore and comedy combined. But I wouldn't exactly watch this with my family, I'll maybe just save this for my friend John. Verdict: Truly disturbing,dark and twisted, yet human, with depth and comedy and as violent as it is brilliant. Very.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 8
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 6/8/2011 2:49:39 AM   
theoriginalcynic

 

Posts: 6521
Joined: 10/4/2007
It was OK, not great, no where near as good as Kick-ass.  I hated the religious stuff, it wasn’t necessary, what’s with the visions? Did he have mental health problems? And I could have done without the Nathan Fillion parts (a shame as he’s normally great.) Super shows us what would really happen if a nut job became a superhero.  I say nut-job because I can’t feel sorry for someone who hits two people with a wrench, just for cutting in line.  The victims knew it was him so why wasn’t he arrested? Hu? Makes no sense.  Thank God for Ellen Page, the only saving grace of the film.  She’s great in the limited amount of screen time she has.  No film with Page dressed as a superhero spouting lines like, “I’m gonna cum” while rapeing her side kick? can be all bad… trust me, it’s funnier then it sounds.  Still over all, MEH.  Comparison. Kick-ass 5 stars.  Super 2 stars.

(in reply to lewisb548)
Post #: 9
Great film! - 8/8/2011 9:02:27 PM   
Big Braveheart

 

Posts: 70
Joined: 14/11/2007
If you liked Kick-Ass then you should love this but it is incredibly darker, more violent and quite touching but that's not to say it's not hilarious and short of sincere messages. Rainn Wilson was excellent and had great support from Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon as a real sleazeball. Add talent like Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker and Gregg Henry to the mix along with a terrific script, great direction and a rousing and heartfelt score and you have a tremendous wee film!!! What a finale this film has! Shut up, Crime!!!!

< Message edited by Big Braveheart -- 8/8/2011 9:03:53 PM >

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 10
Its no Kick Ass - 15/8/2011 10:50:19 AM   
discodave101


Posts: 1894
Joined: 4/10/2005
From: Sheffield
Obvious comparisons will be drawn with Kick Ass due to the plot; ordinary guy with no powers decides to become superhero to right the worlds wrongs.

For me, it doesn't even compare. Rainn Wilson could play this role in his sleep, given that its basically exactly the same character he's played in most of his other roles (particularly six feet under). There's some comedy in there, and its only the enjoyment provided by Ellen Page as 'Boltie' that the film ever soars above average. I didn't like the tone mix of comedy and real world violence/consequences. That's one thing that was superbly done in Kick Ass, but not here.

Felt really let down by this. Expected something better from Gunn. I've liked his other works in the past, such as Slither.

So - its ok, not great. I feel let-down.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 11
RE: Super - 21/8/2011 4:39:35 PM   
notthemessiah

 

Posts: 6
Joined: 7/10/2008
Watched this on dvd last night. My first comment is to say it's not a patch on Kick Ass.
I simply had no empathy towards Frank/Crimson Bolt and found the whole thing humourless. Yes Ellen Page lifts the film but the scene where Boltie makes Frank wear the Crimson Bolt mask was ridiculous and unnecessary in my opinion.
The finale was good and the lean running time deserves credit but overall it was just ok.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 12
Surprised! - 24/8/2011 11:26:21 PM   
BeerMoth

 

Posts: 15
Joined: 27/4/2011
A different beast to Kick-Ass. More realistic take on the 'normal' person deciding to be a super hero. Whereas in Kick Ass, the lead was a thoroughly likeable character, Rainn Wilson is something altogether darker. The violence also is quite sickening in places - and I have to say there is one bit that genuinely shocked me. Great ending. No where near as polished as Kick-Ass but just as good.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 13
RE: Surprised! - 27/8/2011 9:40:32 AM   
Schadenfreude

 

Posts: 6
Joined: 14/4/2006
The four star review raised my expectations which the film didn't live up to. Some quite bizarre sequences and all of the cast were playing roles which they could have done in their sleep.

The bargain bins beckon.

(in reply to BeerMoth)
Post #: 14
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 1/9/2011 1:26:55 AM   
Piles


Posts: 5545
Joined: 6/8/2007
From: Whalley Range
quote:

ORIGINAL: theoriginalcynic

It was OK, not great, no where near as good as Kick-ass.  I hated the religious stuff, it wasn't necessary, what's with the visions? Did he have mental health problems? And I could have done without the Nathan Fillion parts (a shame as he's normally great.) Super shows us what would really happen if a nut job became a superhero.  I say nut-job because I can't feel sorry for someone who hits two people with a wrench, just for cutting in line.  The victims knew it was him so why wasn't he arrested? Hu? Makes no sense.  Thank God for Ellen Page, the only saving grace of the film.  She's great in the limited amount of screen time she has.  No film with Page dressed as a superhero spouting lines like, "I'm gonna cum” while rapeing her side kick? can be all bad… trust me, it's funnier then it sounds.  Still over all, MEH.  Comparison. Kick-ass 5 stars.  Super 2 stars.


lol you totally missed the point of most of this didn't you?


_____________________________

Top 100 Moz Songs / Top 100 Films

(in reply to theoriginalcynic)
Post #: 15
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 1/9/2011 10:59:10 AM   
Deviation


Posts: 27284
Joined: 2/6/2006
From: Enemies of Film HQ
quote:

ORIGINAL: Piles

quote:

ORIGINAL: theoriginalcynic

It was OK, not great, no where near as good as Kick-ass.  I hated the religious stuff, it wasn't necessary, what's with the visions? Did he have mental health problems? And I could have done without the Nathan Fillion parts (a shame as he's normally great.) Super shows us what would really happen if a nut job became a superhero.  I say nut-job because I can't feel sorry for someone who hits two people with a wrench, just for cutting in line.  The victims knew it was him so why wasn't he arrested? Hu? Makes no sense.  Thank God for Ellen Page, the only saving grace of the film.  She's great in the limited amount of screen time she has.  No film with Page dressed as a superhero spouting lines like, "I'm gonna cum” while rapeing her side kick? can be all bad… trust me, it's funnier then it sounds.  Still over all, MEH.  Comparison. Kick-ass 5 stars.  Super 2 stars.


lol you totally missed the point of most of this didn't you?



Surely it is the italic bits where he missed the point spectacularly? It's like not getting that Hannibal Lector was meant to be insane.


< Message edited by Deviation -- 1/9/2011 11:06:47 AM >


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dpp1978
There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

quote:


ORIGINAL: elab49
I really wish I could go down to see Privates

(in reply to Piles)
Post #: 16
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 1/9/2011 12:21:48 PM   
Piles


Posts: 5545
Joined: 6/8/2007
From: Whalley Range
quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

quote:

ORIGINAL: Piles

quote:

ORIGINAL: theoriginalcynic

It was OK, not great, no where near as good as Kick-ass.  I hated the religious stuff, it wasn't necessary, what's with the visions? Did he have mental health problems? And I could have done without the Nathan Fillion parts (a shame as he's normally great.) Super shows us what would really happen if a nut job became a superhero.  I say nut-job because I can't feel sorry for someone who hits two people with a wrench, just for cutting in line.  The victims knew it was him so why wasn't he arrested? Hu? Makes no sense.  Thank God for Ellen Page, the only saving grace of the film.  She's great in the limited amount of screen time she has.  No film with Page dressed as a superhero spouting lines like, "I'm gonna cum” while rapeing her side kick? can be all bad… trust me, it's funnier then it sounds.  Still over all, MEH.  Comparison. Kick-ass 5 stars.  Super 2 stars.


lol you totally missed the point of most of this didn't you?



Surely it is the italic bits where he missed the point spectacularly? It's like not getting that Hannibal Lector was meant to be insane.



Yeah, that's the bit that I was commenting on too. I almost complained about that part of the film being too obvious in what it was trying to say.


_____________________________

Top 100 Moz Songs / Top 100 Films

(in reply to Deviation)
Post #: 17
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 1/9/2011 12:58:04 PM   
kumar


Posts: 5227
Joined: 2/10/2005

I thought this film was OK, it was better than Kick Ass and I got a lot more laughs from it. It does get a bit stupid sometimes but I never found it less than watchable. Rain Wilson was decent and Ellen Page was hilariously wild throughout. Biggest complaint? Needed more Bacon.

_____________________________

"Darth Silas - I love Craig as Bond too. Genius. "- Jackmansgirl 15/7/2008

Last films watched:

The Road - 4/5
Chronicle - 4/5
Twilight Breaking Dawn p1 - 1/5
Warrior - 5/5
Super 8 - 5/5
Paranormal Activity 3 - 3/5
MI 4 - 2/5

(in reply to Piles)
Post #: 18
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 18/9/2011 12:05:36 PM   
kargon


Posts: 1024
Joined: 6/6/2007
From: BOWELS OF HELL
Forking brilliant film, sod the newest release from Steve Carrel or Will Ferrel, this is comedy

_____________________________

"I SAY WHAT I LIKE AND I LIKE WHAT I BLOODY WELL SAY".

"WHAT THE FUCK DOES ANYTHING HAVE TO DO WITH VIETNAM?"

"YOU BETTER BE PUTTING AWAY THAT BLADE, OR YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, EVEN WHILE IT'S HAPPENING"


(in reply to kumar)
Post #: 19
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 19/9/2011 7:12:06 PM   
hampstead bandit

 

Posts: 381
Joined: 18/9/2009
read the review in Empire raving how good this film was...rushed out to rent it as soon as it was released

sat there a bit confused about the praise from Empire?

thought it was very sick in places, very weird / disturbing in others, quite boring in other bits and overall flat and quite "Meh!" as others have commented

maybe I saw a different film to Empire??

2/5 from me...

(in reply to kargon)
Post #: 20
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 20/9/2011 9:06:54 AM   
kargon


Posts: 1024
Joined: 6/6/2007
From: BOWELS OF HELL
If you didnt like that i know a comedy show you might like, its on Sky and it's called This is Jinsy, and it's the biggest pile of bollocks i've seen in a long time , perhaps ever

_____________________________

"I SAY WHAT I LIKE AND I LIKE WHAT I BLOODY WELL SAY".

"WHAT THE FUCK DOES ANYTHING HAVE TO DO WITH VIETNAM?"

"YOU BETTER BE PUTTING AWAY THAT BLADE, OR YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, EVEN WHILE IT'S HAPPENING"


(in reply to hampstead bandit)
Post #: 21
RE: Disturbing,Dark,ultra-violent, not for the squeamis... - 23/1/2012 10:06:40 AM   
Timon


Posts: 14587
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Bristol
And I thought Kick-Ass was fucked up...

This is only for those with a very dark sense of humor and like their comedies inter-spliced with a) horrific violence and b) moments of surprising tenderness.

Some people might find the shift in tone jarring, but I found parts of Super incredibly funny and very emotional.

Recommended.

_____________________________

"I put no stock in religion. By the word 'religion', I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called 'The Will of God'. Holiness is in right action and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves."

Twitter: @timonsingh

(in reply to kargon)
Post #: 22
RE: Super - 23/1/2012 6:59:56 PM   
Super Hans


Posts: 2388
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Watford
Finally recieved this from Lovefilm today, aster having it as the sole high priority title on my list since it was released on DVD.  Looking forward to watching it.

_____________________________

"Its staring at you in the face Mark, there's only one more sex to try..."

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 23
RE: Super - 23/1/2012 7:15:22 PM   
DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT

 

Posts: 195
Joined: 14/1/2012
quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Finally recieved this from Lovefilm today, aster having it as the sole high priority title on my list since it was released on DVD.  Looking forward to watching it.


Review would be ace seeing as I couldnt get into Kick Ass,for some reason or another.

(in reply to Super Hans)
Post #: 24
RE: Super - 23/1/2012 10:07:37 PM   
dannyfletch


Posts: 635
Joined: 25/5/2008
From: Bromley
Super is an excellent film. I'm so sick of hearing these dumb ass comparisons with this and Kick Ass, they are completely different. Super is a more adult take on the superhero vigilante which is aimed at people who appreciate good independant, bold and different films. Kick Ass, a good film don't get me wrong, is aimed at the more simple minded folk and teenagers!

(in reply to DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT)
Post #: 25
RE: Super - 23/1/2012 11:23:32 PM   
Super Hans


Posts: 2388
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Watford
Just finished watching it.  I really enjoyed it - it was dark, funny and pretty nasty in places.  Easy comparisson to make but it's almost like a considerably darker, indie Kick-Ass.  Not quite though, as Frank's story at the hear of it is far more serious, grown up,oddly touching in places and with a fair amount of surprises along the way.

A very good fun film - I don't think this got much of a chance at the cinemas but I hope it finds it's audience on DVD! 


_____________________________

"Its staring at you in the face Mark, there's only one more sex to try..."

(in reply to dannyfletch)
Post #: 26
RE: Super - 24/1/2012 11:51:29 AM   
MonsterCat


Posts: 7934
Joined: 24/3/2011
From: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

quote:

ORIGINAL: dannyfletch

Kick Ass, a good film don't get me wrong, is aimed at the more simple minded folk and teenagers!



Oh wow more snobbery. Brilliant!


_____________________________

"I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you."

Films watched in 2013

(in reply to dannyfletch)
Post #: 27
RE: Super - 28/1/2012 2:01:17 PM   
jcthefirst


Posts: 4421
Joined: 6/10/2005
From: Bangor
For the type of movie it is, I certinaly didn't expect to be so emotionally engaged in the last 20 minutes.

I could have cried at the ending.


_____________________________

@Jonny_C85

My Movie Blog | My Other Various Rantings Blog

(in reply to MonsterCat)
Post #: 28
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> Super Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


 
Movie News  |  Empire Blog  |  Movie Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Video Interviews  |  Image Gallery  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Magazine  |  Resources
 
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.125