'Taxi Driver' meets 'Kick Ass' is probably the best way I could describe this film. I loved every second of it up until the last 3 or 4 minutes, which was a little exposition heavy. Ellen Paige was fantastic as usual, and Rainn Wilson really made you empathize with a clearly unhinged anti-hero. Come for the ridiculously awesome animated intro and stay for the insane violence and comic tragedy.
Deranged, never leting itself be too light, and be just fun and harmless. Does not fall into Judge Dredd morals. We do get to see the paranoid aspect of escapist fantasy about superheroes. And the unavoidable violence of actually fullfiling the fantasy. The whole movie is about apreciating one's life for what it is, every single moment, and living it fully. Quite disturbing way to express (film) a nice idea.Good job.
You either love or hate the uncomfortable, ugly, and even cringe-worthy circumstances that arise midway, leading to a conclusion that falls far short of ideal. Self-righteous vigilantism surely can't be without a moral cost, nor can broken people always become perfectly whole. This awkwardness is its strength IMO. Wilson gets to show wonderful dramatic range, proving he can carry a film. Hope to see more of him.
Quite a bit of fun! Completely uninhibited, unhinged, and deranged. Pitch-black comedy crosses ultra-violent, delusional acts of vengeance. Rainn Wilson was fantastic and for once Ellen Page was tolerable - even funny! James Gunn continues to deliver surprising, fresh material and his third feature is eagerly awaited.
Surprisingly remarkable in the way that it goes into some pretty extreme dark, violent places in what would otherwise be a goofy indie comedy, and managing that tone with a buoyant offbeat energy. It doesn't work all the time, but the cast is very good - particularly Rainn Wilson's earnest central performance - and it gets some solid laughs. Was surprised to like this one as much as I did.
The morality of the extreme violence is sure to drive its critical discussion (and repulse many viewers), but it’s not a conversation Gunn is interested in. He's clearly more interested in satisfying the audience’s bloodlust than condemning it, and when it’s done with as much wit and fun as this, that’s alright with me. http://filmcapsule.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/super/